Yesterday was my indie pub anniversary!
After taking about nearly two years off for grad school, it feels a bit like this:
(Also, I did once see Aerosmith in concert, but they did not do an encore, and I feel like the sacred bond between attendee and band was broken. If you are in a band, please note: encores aren’t really optional. It’s like going to a prix fix dinner and then having them decide that they just didn’t feel like making you dessert that day. It’s part of the meal! Anyway, I digress…)
So! It’s my indie anniversary, and I’ve noticed that there has been a lot of change since I put out my first book. The basics are all still there – write a good book, send it to reviewers, promote with blog tours, etc. But the who, when, where seems to have changed. In the time I’ve been gone, Amazon has probably changed its algorithms a good eighteen times, and a sales spike doesn’t quite seem to hold like it used to.
That said, I’m still excited to get back to it!
On that note, Effie just received another mention:
— bookangel (@book_angel) March 30, 2015
And I had the opportunity to talk to Synthia Saint James a bit this past week about publishing:
— TracyMarchini (@TracyMarchini) March 28, 2015
I’ve also changed my newsletter a bit so that you can now join the Quacktory for exclusive updates and sneak previews for my books. (Why the Quacktory and what am I working on now? Guess you’ll just have to join the Quacktory to find out!)
Finally, to keep my focus on writing for children and teens, I’m still closed to editorial work (with the exception of this June’s CWHV conference).