Many congratulations, Kimm! Over to you...
A Mouse in a Cheese Factory
In 2009 I self-published my memoir, A Life Less Lost, because I had the opportunity to speak alongside a best-selling author and realised I didn’t have time to go through the submission and publication process. Demand for copies had grown through readings done at speaking engagements so I took a risk and did it myself.
It worked. I had several print runs, made a tiny profit and gained the confidence to persevere with my novel. But it was hard work. Readers naturally don’t want to spend lots of money on an unknown author so to keep the price down the margins were cut to the bone. This meant it was impractical to sell through shops with the exception of a few independent local ones. Most of my sales were made in person and, encouragingly, through people coming back to buy more copies for family and friends.
A silent cry for help…
Once Removed on Amazon UK:
And on Amazon.com:
P.S.: No mice were harmed in the writing of this post...