iUniverse author Margy Millet tells us about her experience with self-publishing and a bit about her book, My Vampire, My King.
I was inspired to write my self-published book My Vampire, My King from a dream I had about vampires. I wrote down the details of my dream and then slowly started to build the story from it.
My book is a paranormal erotica romance and is about the struggle Elena has between doing the right thing for her family’s safety and the love for a stranger (Bash) – who, she finds out at the end, had been the enemy the whole time. The story has passion, secrets, intrigue and action.
The five things I learned from self-publishing were:
- Make a good connection with the self-publishing representative
- Ask questions through the whole publishing process
- Be prepared for what I want from the publishing company
- Reach out to the publishing company when I need help with the process
- Be careful with every decision/step taken through the process
The thing I love most about self-publishing is that you have control over every aspect of the publishing process of your book. I definitely recommend self-publishing for anyone that’s ready to share their book.
My favorite social media outlet to promote my book is Facebook, and I find it a lot easier to work with that than the others. My advice to aspiring authors is to keep writing, to never give up on your dream and, if possible, take the chance and publish your book.
Thanks to Margy for her article, and we wish her all the best with her steamy romantic thriller!