Kathryn Jones

Kathryn Jones has worked with a local publisher, but chose to self-publish after learning she could make more money doing it herself.  Here she explains her use of postcards and CreateSpace as part of an overall marketing strategy.

1. Pretend for a moment I’m a reader looking for my next book.  Pitch me one of your books in five to ten sentences.

Struggling?  Want to make your life better?  Perhaps you feel as if your life is already taking you down the right path.  Want to improve it?  Try talking to God.  Conquering Your Goliaths: A Parable of the Five Stones is for anyone desiring to travel beyond mediocrity, pain and fear.  Want to take your life to the next level?  You’ll want to read this book.

2. What motivated you to become an indie writer?

I like having my hand in all of the variables of publishing: book cover creation, formatting, marketing….

3. Have you been traditionally published?  Why or why not?

Not traditionally in the sense of a national publisher picking up my book, but my first book was published by a local publisher.  I did most of the marketing and figured that I could make more money doing the book myself while still being able to market my book.

4. How have you liked self-publishing so far?

I love it!  My husband is a big help; he has learned to do all of the formatting, all of the technical stuff to get a book looking great, and I help him decide on a cover and the general layout of the book.  CreateSpace is a great place to get your work published.  Less than $50 is spent getting a title in print, and books are printed as they are sold (POD) so the investment is small.

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