Someone tweeted earlier this week, I forget who, but they asked what we were proud of accomplishing this week/month and I said that I had taken the step to self publish one of my short stories.
I self published my short stories on Amazon Kindle and it was much easier than I expected. Self publishing on Amazon is free and there’s a simple step by step guide to help you. All you need is a finished manuscript and cover image. I created my own cover image by using free stock images and adding text via my smartphone!
My story Blood Sings is a dark tale based around insomnia and madness and while there are various sites I could have had it published on I decided to go with Amazon Kindle. Why? Because why not?
What’s the worst that could happen? No one buys it?
Well, a few people have bought it already and I cannot tell you just how happy that makes me but even if I didn’t sell a copy, at least I tried. You don’t publish your writing to make money, you do it because you want to share your story.
I have no idea how this will pan out, if I will self publish any more short stories or indeed self publish the book I’m working on. Only time will tell..
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