Hello followers and fellow bloggers!
As my editing is progressing and I find myself struggling with choosing a release date for my new book, I am finding that I am nervous about what others will think of my work and if anyone will want to read it. I find myself reading more and more posts on this topic in order to prepare myself for what is to come. Recently, many of the authors I follow have posted really interesting discussions about book promotion. Reading these posts, caused me to beg the question…how do I promote my book once its out?
Several authors I know have offered their books for free on sites such as Kindle, Wattpad, Amazon, etc. and others have put their work for sale at prices as low as a few cents. As an author, I have many issues that are crossed throughout the entire process of thought, creation, editing, and publishing a piece of work. One of these issues being that I want others to read my work so that I can get feedback and form a following, but on the other hand, I want my work to sell (seeing as I want this to be my job and all).
So, I come to you, bloggers who are much wiser than I, help me with this dilemma. What is the best way to promote your work so that others will read it, and is it impossible to do this while also making a profit?