Self-Publishing – Three weeks on

Maria Gibbs

The first thing I learnt after self-publishing my short story was that I hadn’t worked out how to get my short story out there. I had been so busy focusing on the writing that I didn’t make time for anything else. The last three weeks have been a steep learning curve during which time I have started to focus on social media and trying to make a brand for myself. I have connected with groups, some more than others and found that it is something I have enjoyed. I went from 69 Twitter followers to 564, but that doesn’t necessarily equate to sales. I have a website that is growing which I am quietly pleased about. I have set up on WriteHere, Google+, Goodreads and Amazon Author. I have learned to do visual displays, PowerPoint videos and pictures. I will never set the world alight with them, but they do…

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