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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Self-Publishing is hard work!

After hours of tweaking, changing, amending, adding...etc...( you get the picture) I have published my book on Amazon. I was amazed by how quickly it all went once it was done. I am still waiting to hear from Smashwords about the premium status!

I am currently proofing the hard copy so it's pretty much all go!  It's very exciting, but I am also apprehensive.  Even though, so far, I have received great reviews I know it's only a matter of time before someone doesn't like it and I am bracing myself for any comments.

Anyway, hopefully now I can focus on editing my second book.  Even though I am in the process of translating Hybrid in Spanish and German...

To anyone looking to self publish or needing advice, drop me a line - I might have the answer. I also enjoy creating book covers so again if you need help, just ask.  I won't charge you...although, if I get inundated you might have to wait a while...ha ha!

Thanks for reading
Vanessa :)


  1. Spanish and German, wow! I haven't got a book out there yet, but I'll be watching your progress via Twitter!

  2. Thanks for the comment Laura... I think I'm going to blog about self publishing. It seems readers don't have a clue as to the extent of hours involved... I have to admit I didn't! I have no idea how to convince readers to take a chance on my book... The sites are saturated with SP books... Difficult! I will continue to follow discussions online and try to add to them!
    Vanessa :)

  3. Yesterday I ordered some proof copies for my book - it's very exciting! I will post some pictures when they arrive. Until then have a look at my eBook and download a free sample ... Thanks
    Vanessa xx