The First Week of Being Published

perf5.000x8.000.inddIt’s been a little over a week since South Seas Seduction was released. It’s been quite a week. Exciting, nerve racking, exciting. The release date was a bit of a let-down. I built up this anticipation, but when Friday came, I was at work. Since I use a pen name, no one knew how special this day was. Most of my friends were busy with family, so I spent the night drinking wine, eating chocolate, watching tv, and checking Amazon for my ranking.

I’ve been interviewed on several blogs and have a few more coming up. The first was the interview with Tina Susedik. Then I was on 69 Shades of Smut and Erin Brevan’s blogs. On March 25th, I’ll be on Rebecca Grace’s blog and on March 28th Melissa Snark’s, The Snarkology. I’ve provided links below.

What I’ve learned in the past week: Promotion is hard work. Trying to set up blog interviews. Getting people to read and review South Seas Seduction. Setting up return interviews and reviews. Finding the time to read and write for the reviews and blogs. My head has been spinning all week. In between that, getting edits done and the next book sent off to my editor – which I accomplished on Friday. Yay!!! ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

I also learned that if readers to directly to The Wild Rose Press to purchase books, authors receive higher royalties, that I need to set up an author page on Amazon, getting people to post reviews is difficult, and most of all – I love being published.

So this week, besides promoting South Seas Seduction, I will start work on the next book, or maybe the short story I’ve had approved to write for a Valentine’s Anthology The Wild Rose Press will publish next year.

Buy Links:
The Wild Rose Press: http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/wildcatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=200_156&products_id=1039
Amazon: Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/n6wgqhu
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/anita-kidesu

Blogs from this week:
http://tinasusedik.wordpress.com
http://erinbevan.com/blog/
https://69shadesofsmut.wordpress.com/2015/03/18/welcome-guest-author-anita-kidesu http://www.rebeccagrace.com/
http://www.thesnarkology.com/

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