Self-Publishing (fourth attempt)

In the Shadow of my Pen: A Collection of Poetry and Prose.

I will freely admit that lately I have been feeling very frustrated and disillusioned regarding self-publishing!

I released this collection at the end of September and it is my best effort to date.

I did add some prose to this one as well.

It takes a great deal of time to prepare a collection.

And here is a little tip, one manuscript does not fit all.

What you upload to KDP will not work with Smashwords, (it took six attempts before they accepted this collection)

So yes, a lot of time, effort and pouring your heart and soul into it!

This collection only has four chapters, and as always, is a very eclectic mix,

I have marketed this book until I am blue in the face, yet I am not selling any books!

I am on every social media platform ( apart from Tik Tok ).

But nothing is generating any leads!

In comparison, a fellow poet released her “debut” collection this month and her book is selling like hot cakes!

I must add that the lady in question is worthy of success as her book is stunning!It

has illustrations as well (sadly I can’t draw).

I’m lost!

Is it my “keywords”, am I putting it in the wrong categories?

It is extremely soul destroying I can tell you!

I can’t imagine not writing now, but, when you are giving it your all with little or no results then……………

Published by In the Shadow of my Pen

Indie Poet and Author✍️ of four collections of poetry. Chronic Fatigue Warrior💪 Volunteer, Solo Traveller✈️ and Yogi🙏. Spilling ink from my heart and Soul. My writing is real and raw, so if you are looking for a fairy tale you are on the wrong site!

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