Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
Get your ebook here ($3.99).
Get your paperback here (currently $8.99, regularly $9.99).
And don’t forget, for a little while longer, Yesterday Road is available for 99 cents. That means you can buy both Yesterday Road and Occasional Soulmates for under $5!
Oh, and for you Nook and Kobo users, as I announced earlier, if you don’t want to buy the paperback, just purchase the ebook on Amazon and send your receipt to me at kevinbrennan520(at)gmail(dot)com. I will forward you a lovely EPUB edition you can read on your device.
Indie authors, as you well know, depend on the kindness of strangers (and even the not-so-strange) to help peddle their wares, so anything you can do to get some word-of-mouth going will be hugely appreciated. Reblog this post. Tweet your butt off. Review the book if you’ve already read it. Buy it if you haven’t and then review it. Drop in at Goodreads and do what they do there.
Tell your friends about Occasional Soulmates. Give a copy to birthday boys n’ girls. Ask your local bookstore to carry it. Print the cover and stick it up in your cubicle. Consider an Occasional Soulmates tattoo — tastefully placed, of course. (It can go right next to your Yesterday Road tattoo.)
These are just a few ideas off the top of my head…
Vigorous thank yous to the wonderfully generous and enthusiastic advance readers who took the time over the summer to squeeze the book into their schedules (in no particular order): Theresa Largusa, Susan Toy, John Howell, Mark Paxson, Pamela Beckford, Susan Nicholls, and Marie Bailey. Thanks, as well, to Cinthia Ritchie, for letting me quote her on the back cover of the paperback. Extra thanks to the four individuals who have already posted their reviews (go see who they are here), and for being so liberal with their star ratings.
I’m also grateful to Max Scratchmann for designing another striking cover and for formatting the paperback. Edinburgh Max is a joy to work with — professional in every regard but also easygoing, levelheaded, and utterly reasonable. His rates are affordable and his skills are abundant.
Thanks too to Doug Heatherly of Lighthouse24, who did the ebook formatting. Doug proved to be a stellar professional as well. As recently as yesterday he was talking me through a technical problem at Amazon and easing my mind.
It’s always an anxious moment, launching a new book. You want your babies to do well. But this is a doggy-dog business, and my expectations are much more rational this year than last. Others have said, and I definitely agree, that the best way to tackle indie publishing is to take it a step at a time, a book at a time, and to have a long view. A five-year plan is perfect for me, and I’m already in year 2, so:
Buona fortuna, Occasional Soulmates! Calm seas and a prosperous voyage.