When I came close to finishing my sci-fi trilogy (The Eeks Trilogy) all the experts said, “You must start a blog. People will read your blog and then they will want to buy your books.” So I did. So far it has not attracted enough interest to crash the servers.
Then when I decided to self-publish The Eeks Trilogy in the form of e-books, available through the big online retailers, the experts said, “The key to self-publication is clever use of social media.” So I hired a social media consultant to set up Twitter and Facebook accounts and feed interesting titbits daily to the world, whipping up a frenzy of fascination.
It’s early days, I know, and as Mrs SG keeps reminding me. But ‘Eeks‘ has been available FREE for 13 days and the download tally is only 104. Did J K Rowling have to wait this long for overnight success?!