What anniversary could I possibly be talking about?
The 10th anniversary of me self-publishing…
That’s right. It’s ten years this month since I first signed up to Smashwords, a book website where you can sell your e-books to voracious readers.
The exact date is the 13th, so twelve days from now.
It was ten years last month since I first found out about self-publishing, and now it’s ten years since my first step into something that would take ten years of my life.
A little back story: I wrote my first novel, The Road To Vegas in 2006, the second (at that time called How I Won Lotto, Moved to L.A. & Married A Really Huge TV Star!) and now called Hollywood Dreams, in 2008. In November 2010 I wrote my third novel (then called Life And Death Adventures in London) now called Falling for London, and that’s when I received the call. Yes, THE CALL, the call from a publishing house wanting Lotto. But after much thinking, and crying, and decision making, I decided to say no. So, in 2011, I found a blog post by an American agent I was following about Amanda Hocking who was massive in self-publishing. Via her I found Joe Konrath and the rest is history. I’ve been self-publishing ever since. And in 2017 I set up my own publishing house, Royal Star Publishing, to deal with all of the novels, novellas, non-fictions and stories I write and release.
So, back to now. It’s now ten years this month since I took my publishing career into my own hands, and my ten year anniversary.
They say people find success after 10,000 hours or the equivalent of ten years, don’t they?
Now, onto other things…