NegativeNellie: Yeah. Like no one’s blogged a book before.
PositivePolly: But people keep saying you should publish your blog content!
NN: I have no interest whatsoever in making money off my indie author friends. Besides, it’s all free on my blog.
PP: Well, yes, it’s all there. But it’s a mess. And some of it’s out of date.
NN: I thought you were the positive one.
PP: I’m saying it will be more useful to your friends if it’s organized. And up to date.
NN: That takes too much time.
PP: Right. Because blogging doesn’t take any time whatsoever.
NN: That’s different! That’s stuff I want to share! And it’s helpful. That’s worth the time.
PP: And this way, it will reach even more people.
NN: *blinks* Because it will be on Amazon. Not my rinky dink blog.
NN: I hate it when you’re right.
PP: You love me. Admit it.
This book is for every author who’s thinking about indie publishing, or has already taken the leap, and wonders why no one told them about the sharks, the life-sucking social media quicksand, or the best way to avoid coming down with sales-checking, yellow-spotted fever. This is a guide for the heart as much as the head. And because I promised myself that I wouldn’t write a book about how I made a gazillion dollars publishing ebooks, I would write about the fear: owning it, overcoming it, facing it. From a person who didn’t pursue a creative life for a long time, and then discovered that creativity can set you free.
Note: gazillion is a technical term, which in this case means something less than a million and more than the average median income in my state.
So, here’s the plan: I’m literally going to blog each chapter of this book, recycling and updating old content, organizing as I go. Eventually, I’ll put it all together in a book that will go up on Amazon, but it will also be free here on the blog. Which is awesome. I like free.
I’m working on an outline, but please leave suggestions for content in the comments.