I have to admit I’m a bit frustrated. Trying to be an Indy Publisher is more difficult than just putting your book on Amazon. To rise above the noise to have any chance of getting noticed you must have a presence on social media. After all, when you release a book you need to ‘release’ it to someone.
I’m now trying to bring Northern Ovation Media into the on-line world, tweeting, gaining followers, etc. My frustration is how much time that takes. It’s a complete distraction from what I want to do. I want to day dream. I want to write. I want to bring to life characters that up to now have only existed in my mind.
I know there are services out there that you can hire to do these things for you but the expense is more than we can bear at the moment. So that means I have to do all the social media “stuff” that needs to be done. It’s a complete distraction. I find myself focused on twitter far more than I should be. I spend a lot of time trying to figure out what people will re-tweet, like and click on. If there’s a better way I haven’t seen it yet.
So follow us on Twitter @NortherOvation. I’m sure once I get a million followers I’ll then be able to sit back, drink coffee and day dream again.