Okay, so my first eBook, Any Tomorrow: The Calling, is available from the major eBook distributors, including http://www.amazon.com/, http://www.barnesandnoble.com/, http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/, and http://www.smashwords.com/.
I even blog about the self-publishing experience at https://anytomorrow.wordpress.com/
My dilemma is this: I want to use social media to stir up interest in my eBook and blog, but with so many choices which ones do I focus on? FaceBook? Gather? LinkedIn? Twitter?
And once I’ve established a presence on multiple social media, how do I manage them without becoming overwhelmed?
eBook self-publication is a fairly simple process, but the marketing is daunting. Creative minds tend to be very good at producing art, but historically have been very poor at the essential follow though, marketing. There are exceptions of course, but I’d suspect that once the creative process is complete, what creatives want more than anything else is to create.
Creation and marketing come into conflict and it’s tough to for a writer to pick one over the other to focus on. That conflict is a drawback for self-publishers as self-publishers lack the support infrastructure usually afforded a traditionally published author (namely an agent or publisher to do all the legwork).
On the other hand, the self-published eBook author has an advantage over the traditionally published author. In the eWorld of social media a few well-placed posts could reach thousands of potential readers within moments. This might far outweigh the benefit of sitting at a table in the local Barnes and Noble behind a stack of books.
So this brings us full circle to my original dilemma, what social media should I focus on and how can I monitor them?
If you have any suggestions, I’d sure appreciate hearing from you.