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The Perils of being Self Published

Updated: Jun 12, 2023

Normally I try to keep my blog posts as light as possible which is why I have put off writing one for a few weeks but I didn't want to put it off anymore. I will try and leave this blog at the end with a positive lift so please bear with me.

This blog is about the perils of being a self published author. Unlike those authors that have publishing houses such as Penguin etc there to help the author and although I know the author still needs to do interviews etc. I like many self published authors am struggling to get my book out there. I have it on Amazon both paperback and kindle, it is also available to buy on my website and at The Book Dragon in Stockton-on-Tees. However, I have emailed various other independent bookshops, newspaper, radio and my local library but no one has even replied with a no thank you. I even checked to make sure my email was working and it is and there is nothing in the spam folder. I know there are some people who have a huge amount of friends and supporters but unfortunately I don't. I am not famous or even rich, I write because I like writing and I want to be able to shout from the roof tops if I can do it so can you.

Don't get me wrong I never thought I would be a bestseller it would be nice but my head isn't big enough to think that I would write one book and it would automatically become an international best seller. I am realistic I didn't think it would be easy but I thought a rejection by email is better than a nothing at all. These are the negatives of being a writer and for me the negatives of being a writer with low self esteem and dyslexia.

So if anyone has any ideas please let me know but I am going to keep going book two is nearly finished so soon I will set up editing time, I already have a idea written down for book three and a potential idea for book four.

On a plus side I decided to enter a writing competition last week so keep your fingers crossed. I am off to Guildford next week so that my husband can see his mum maybe what I need is a sit on my bench for a while and clear my head.

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