I’m Sybil Nelson, an author probably just like you. I spent six years trying to go the traditional route with my books. Four of those years were with an agent. I was still not able to get published even after my agent sold the movie option to my Priscilla the Great series. So I set out to publish on my own, after signing two of my books to small publishers, I decided I could do a better job myself and started Indie Publishing my books. A year later, I have ten books published and I am closing in on 10,000 overall sales.
There are many Indie authors out there that have more impressive numbers than I do. Some with only one book. But here is the difference: I’m also married with two small children and I’m working on my PhD. To say I have very little time (and money) is an understatement.
For 2012, my goal is to be more focused and organized in my marketing efforts. I want to take my writing career to the next level. I’ve decided to document my journey and turn it into a book that will help other authors who have tight schedules and wallets. Why waste time and money on marketing efforts that don’t work? Learn from my mistakes and hopefully your journey will be quicker and easier than mine.