What’s Worked in my Self-Publishing Journey so Far

22 Jan

Dionne Lister - Author

Hello again. Today I was bragging about the fact that Shadows of the Realm (SOTR) was still in the top 100 for teenage literature fiction books on Amazon after two weeks up there. Even though it’s liable to drop out at any moment, today was good because I was sitting ahead of one of the Twilight books and one of the Gossip Girl books—it just proves dragons still have some clout. After I tweeted it out, I had a comment from another indie author who wanted to know how I had made it this far. I’ve been meaning to write about my experience for a while, and that was a good reminder. So here’s some of what I’ve learned. I hope it helps someone, somewhere, especially when you feel like giving up—believe me, you’re not the first and won’t be the last.

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Posted by on January 22, 2013 in Self Publishing


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2 responses to “What’s Worked in my Self-Publishing Journey so Far

  1. jaysquires

    January 22, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Your post hit the snail on the head (I don’t know, it just seems a way to inject some new energy in an old cliche!) Seriously, you have a good, rhythmic voice with enough humor to soften what can be a serious subject to all of us. Told with humility and self-fun-poking, you still touched on each of the important points that — if followed persistently — can help an Indy propel his/her works to the top of the charts. Thanks for your contribution.

    • Dionne

      January 24, 2013 at 10:08 am

      Hi Jay. Thanks for such a glowing critique! I’m glad you enjoyed reading it :).


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