After a seemingly endless series of proofreading efforts, I submitted the final version of my manuscript to Amazon’s KDP publishing house this morning. The final approval process takes a few days. Once I receive the OK that both versions are available on Amazon, I will initiate my marketing program.
Self-published authors must rely on word-of-mouth advertising and other methods of publicity. I will send emails to my friends and former colleagues in the business and education worlds. I will also send a press announcement to my undergraduate and graduate universities, a few newspapers, and magazines.
According to others who self-published, by far the best source of marketing are friends and family members who spread the word. Writing this book, like our ride across America was a challenge. But, just like the actual ride itself, it was a labor of love. I hope that you enjoy it. Please let me know your thoughts by responding to this blog or, if you choose to purchase a book, leave a review on Amazon. To leave a comment, click on the box “Read More.” Click on comment, and a box will appear, post your thoughts, and hit send comment.