Big thank you to the lovely people at Women and words, who kindly invited me to take part in their HUGE giveaway, Hootenanny! Well done Sallyk on winning yourself a copy of my book Out: A Cam Thomas Story.
One of the hardest things I have found as an independent author is gaining any kind of recognition – getting your name out there when there are so many other wonderful writers, is quite hard! Its a daily grind of hitting social media with links and offers and trying to be more witty, more interesting, more visual than every other author doing the same.
When you have a publisher a lot of the publicity is done for you and there is already a fan base waiting for the next publication from that group. For me, and lots of others like me though, we have to try and find a footing somewhere and hope that enough people will read and enjoy our books to start talking about them. We hope enough people will write a good review and that if we can just keep at it… we might earn a living! 😉
I am extremely grateful for everyone that has taken the time to help push my name and books out there and if and when I can repay that kindness I will, which is why I decided to get involved in this great book giveaway and I will also be involved in similar events over Christmas!
So far I have been very fortunate to meet some other wonderful women/groups that have encouraged and helped to promote and support me…
Not to mention all the fabulous Twitter and facebook friends I have made over these last 6 months or so….
I can’t wait for 2018 and hopefully building more bridges into the world of Lesfic and its fantastic readership!
P.S available for interviews and other meet the author type stuff 😉