Good Morning Everyone,
Normally when I upload a book discussion it's me ranting about something that bugs me or me sharing something that I love. Today I have the talented C. Lynette, part of the New Year New Authors, here to talk about her journey to publishing.
Priscilla Danita: I know that you published your first book in the spring of 2015. What was it that motivated you to take the leap into publishing?
C. Lynette: I needed to get out of the funk I was in. I love writing, I just didn't have an avenue in which to do so. I don't trust people with anything I produce for myself, so I looked into self-publishing; which has been great for me thus far and I had TONS of help.
Priscilla Danita: Your first book is broken down into different volumes. Did you wait until it was completed to start publishing or did you publish as it was completed?
C. Lynette: My book has volumes but it is not your traditional series. No two books have to do with each other. You could very well read each of them independently and be okay. It's a collection of short stories. So I published each book after they were finished.
Priscilla Danita: Your book was published through Create Space a publishing branch through Amazon. Do you have any tips for anyone wanting to take that route into publishing?
C. Lynette: RESEARCH. Become friends with graphic designers, become friends with readers (who will be honest) and learn how to format your work. Everything else is essentially done at that point. Once you get your cover, the body of work is all you'll need to concentrate on.
Priscilla Danita: Publishing might be the last step to getting a book out to the public but it isn't the last step for an author especially a self published author. Can you tell us a little about your marketing plans?
Sadly, I don't have a marketing plan. I just go along with it.
Priscilla Danita: Lastly is there anything that you want readers both old and new to know about yourself?
I enjoy long walks on the beach, wind blowing through my hair... honestly... my books are more exciting than I am in real life. I don't have the type of sex life that is portrayed in my books, though I've been asked often.
Priscilla Danita: I can relate to that. Things always seem better in books. I want to thank you for taking the time to visit with myself and the readers. I wish you nothing but success in your future.