I'm hearing about ads and websites and giveaways and promos and other words I've never even heard. I thought I was internet savvy. I thought I could find my way around a computer easy peasy. I was wrong. Very, very wrong.
I've had to sign up for more sites than I have in the last five years combined. My email is blowing up. In fact, I had to make a new email just for the book. There's Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, LinkedIn, Blogger, Wordpress, Google+...I could go on. I don't even know how to use Twitter, much less remember to.
If I'm being honest with myself, I have no idea what I'm doing. Last night I spent hours reading information on buying ads, and then reading contracts for said ads. Do I buy an ad with Google? Do I buy an add with Facebook? Where can I best reach my demographic?
If only I had known these things beforehand. Not that I wouldn't have self-published, because honestly, it's nice being in control, but I just wish I was more aware of the resources out there to help self-pub authors. Because there are so many. It's mind-boggling.
I'm admitting defeat, but I'm not giving up.
Today commences day two of non-stop research for me and cartoons for Aubrey. Wish me luck.