You’ve reached the blog of Paul Jones. Feel free to call me Paul, I won’t mind, honest. Over the coming months (Who knows, maybe even years) I’m going to attempt a little experiment, and I hope to chronicle my experiences right here on this blog. I would love for you to tag along.
I’ve written a book — it’s a sci-fi-adventure end-of-the-world kind of a story. It’s fun and an easy read, and I have to say I am rather proud of it. I’ve decided to publish the book myself as an eBook through Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble’s ePublishing websites. It’s already available through both those sites, check the right side of your screen for links.
The experiment is to see whether I can make this book a success; without the backing of an agent or publisher (or access to editors, proof readers, marketing departments, publicists and the myriad other professionals involved in bringing a book to market). I have absolutely no experience in ePublishing (although I am a writer by profession), but then this industry is still in its infancy, so there really aren’t that many people who do have any experience to speak of.
So, what will you get out of this? Well, maybe like me, you’re a new author who’s trying to figure out the best way to market your book? Maybe you’re just interested in seeing whether I can pull this off? Whatever your reason for being here, hopefully we’ll both learn from the mistakes (and successes) I expect to encounter along the way.
As of today, I’ve managed to sell a grand total of 16 copies of my book Towards Yesterday. That’s about 50,000 copies shy of where I want to be in the next six months.
So, pull up a chair. Grab some popcorn and lets you and I see where we can take this thing.