I am delighted to welcome indie author, Amy Pinkston to the blog today as she shares her self-publishing journey.
Who are you and when did your journey begin?
I’m Amy Pinkston and I got serious about being an author in February 2017. I’ve written for nearly 20 years, but never finished anything.
Tell us about where you are on your self-publishing journey right now in terms of books published, where you publish, etc.
I have two books published – a holiday novella that published at the end of November 2017 and one that’s launching on Jan. 9, 2018. I’m exclusive to Amazon right now, mostly to save myself from being too overwhelmed. I’m focusing on just Amazon until I have a good grasp on marketing and while I work on getting more books out.
Why did you choose to self-publish?
I was reading all of the success stories from indie authors and knew I could be one of them. I spent 17 years in a career that wasn’t exactly my design and I wasn’t going to let that happen again. I wanted control of my author career.
What’s the best thing about self-publishing?
You get to be your own boss and set your own goals/timelines/messaging/etc.
And the worst?
Having to figure it all out on your own. The groups are great, but you don’t always get the info you’re looking for.
What do you know now that you wish you’d known before you published your first book?
This is a hard question. I did a lot of research before publishing and feel like I had all of the info I needed.
If you could change one thing about your self-publishing journey, what would it be and why?
That I would have started it five years ago!
Do you have any advice for those who might be looking in to self-publishing?
Words and grammar matter. If you publish something that has typos and bad grammar, you make all indie authors look bad. People learn by reading, so it’s on us to make sure we’re being good teachers by using proper spelling and grammar.
Anything else you’d like to share?
Good luck with your project!
You can keep up with all Amy’s news by following her social media accounts:
Author website: amypinkstonwrites.com
Author Facebook page: fb.com/amypinkstonwrites
Amy’s latest novel, The Love Experiment is out now, here’s the blurb …
Graduate student Peyton Pryor has chosen to pursue her career instead of love. Her family has a history of choosing deceitful men and she’s breaking the trend. At least that’s the plan until she meets her hot new advisor.
Professor Marcus Webber is top in his field and a top playboy. He’s content having short-term flings while focusing on his research until his new assistant makes him rethink his choices.
Their chemistry makes Peyton wonder if she can have both—a career and love—but Marcus pushes her away at every turn. To get her mind off lusting for her boss, Peyton’s roommate takes her to a sexy masquerade party where she connects with a mystery man and finds a sexual freedom hiding behind her mask.
When Peyton realizes her boss and her sexy masquerade lover are one and the same, it’s a deceit she’s willing to overlook, but when she finds out this isn’t his only secret, it may be too much for her to forgive.
Will their chemistry bring them together or tear them apart?
Grab your copy over at Amazon: