Action/adventure writer Leon Puissegur is the author of The Oil Man whose absence of an agent motivated him to try self-publishing instead. Read about Leon’s experience with social media marketing and the drawbacks of self-publishing.
1. Pretend for a moment I’m a reader looking for my next book. Pitch me your book in five to ten sentences.
Wow! How about them oil prices! Check this out, a new book about oil and greed! This book explores some very possible ideas and it is now fiction, but so was Jules Vern’s trip to the moon and the United States did that! This book explores possibilities with gun fights, chases, and all the action/adventure one would like!
2. What motivated you to become an indie writer?
I just love to write, it makes me feel good to know that maybe some of my fiction would one day be true and with my other book, it makes me glad to be able to place the truth out there for people to explore when they look back on history.
3. Have you been traditionally published? Why or why not?
I have tried to get published by the big houses only to be turned down numerous times. I never had an agent and most big houses want an agent to discuss the sales of any new book.
4. How have you liked self-publishing so far?
It is kind of troubling since it is hard to really “push” the sales of our books. On the other hand, I know what is being sold and where they are being sold.