So I’ve Made A Move or Two…
A move that takes me into the first few stages of going 100% independent. I’m terrified. Really, I was sick to my stomach as I paid and began the journey. I think it scares me so much because I’m trying to step out on a dream I’ve carried with me for more than thirty years! I’m older… I’m still inexperienced and I despise technicalities. But I must endure. I must also be ready to spend a bit more money before it all kicks off.
I believe it also frightens me because I’m not doing this for a career, but for the sake of my dream. I wanted to go worldwide with my titles back in the beginning, but it’s too much hassle. I lost control and I barely made much on the dollar. I refuse to remain with KDP any longer. The titles I’ve published with them will remain(short stories), but nothing else. And since CreateSpace.com will soon be no more, I have nothing to lose.
I have joined a new publishing company. They will be my POD for hard copies and paperback of my up-coming, as well as future novels. All ebooks will be distributed from my website alone. I will be sole vendor- and that’s freaking me out! It also moves me into my second accomplishment of the month: I will have store up and running as of 2018! I don’t know jack squat about running an online store, but I am working on it.
I even have inventory of my first book, Puddle, all set. I sure hope I’ve done it right. Before I make it all live on my site, I’ll check with my awesome website crew’s support. They’ve helped and explained things to me, dumbing it down, so to speak. It’s greatly appreciated.
So that’s all for now. I am a true novice, so if you’ve got any advice for a fool and her folly, I truly welcome it.