meWhy should you publish on multiple platforms? You want to reach as many readers as possible.
In the good old days there was only one way to get the word out about your book. The long and often frustrating job of finding an agent and having the agent find a publisher. Now with a computer and some technical knowledge any one can publish their own book.
Then along came EBooks. Technology was changing faster and faster. In the age of millennials there has been more electronic inventions than any other time in our history. Baby boomers are struggling to keep up in this changing world. More and more people are using their I pads for reading.
The strange thing is real books, ones you can hold in your hand are holding strong in the statistics and eBooks as showing a decline.
Along comes the audiobook and a new technology is on the rise. You can't hold back the changes but you can embrace them and use them to your advantage.
I recently released my first audio book, Broken Branches, on Audible. I'm thrilled that I have had some success with this. Book two in the Green Lady Series, Whispers in time, is in production now.
I'm proud to say that I'm a baby boomer and learning all I can about my craft. I don't always get it right but I sure do try hard.
This weekend I have my novel, Honey Tree Farm - for the Love of the Beekeeper's Daughter free on Kindle. Every couple hours I go to my KDP dashboard and look at how many downloads there have been. It's not doing too well and I'm to blame. I just have not spent the time I should have promoting it.
But I had another download on my audio book. Yeah!
I find the writing of my books hard. I can't seem to find the time to devote to them. What I do love is the technology. Creating the files. Uploading to be published and always learning new things. Do I mess up? You better believe it.
For Hayden's Adventures on the Farm, a collections of four of my children's books, it took me 23 times before the files met the specifications to be published. It can be very frustrating.
I recently met with a fellow author for lunch. He's 87 years old and still learning how to publish his books on Create Space. He's having problems. He's getting frustrated with Create Space. "Why won't they accept my files?". He will figure it out but he has more learning to do. It's probably something very simple that he is overlooking. He will get there in the end.
Ask me a question or leave a comment. I'd love to hear from you.
From the active mind of Brenda M. Spalding