As an independent author, you have your work cut out for you because the level of success in which you are aiming for largely depends on you. That thought alone can be scary, even a bit intimidating, but with true grit and determination I believe that it can be done. As an independent author, getting the word out about your upcoming novel or published novel can be daunting, but if you truly believe in your work, yourself as a writer and as an author, you will do whatever it takes to spread the word and the hype about your book. After all, you do not want all of your hard work (and time might I add) to go to waste. It would be nice if we could snap our fingers and viola! our novel is in the hands of thousands of readers, but that is just wishful thinking. I have made a few mistakes along the way on my quest to publish my debut novel and to spread the word about it, but it was nothing that I could not bounce back from. If I made a mistake, I did not fret over it. I just came up with a solution to fix it or to make it better.
It has been exactly two weeks since I published my debut novel Poka City Blues on Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing, and although sales started off slow, sales are slowly picking up. So far, I have received six five star reviews, and I cannot put into words how great of a feeling it was to see that. Six positive reviews to some authors may not seem like a big deal, but for me as a debut independent author, that it is a huge deal. I am on a mission to get my book into the hands of many readers, and I am going to see to it that it will be a success. So for all you independent authors out there, do not give up and do not get discouraged. Hang in there and keep pushing because in due time, you will get your chance to shine! Remember, success does not always happen overnight.