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Monday, October 9, 2017

Delving Into Indie Publishing

I've just published my first series, on KDP--all by myself.
Up until this point, I've been with small publishers who specialize in ebooks, with minimal success.

I'm as excited as I am terrified.

Fronting the costs of editing, cover design, formatting was a bit of a wincer, but not that nerve wrecking.
Uploading these beauties on the various retail sites is intimidating.
Managing all of my own marketing, AMS & Facebook ads--scary as crap.
Because all the cost is my own, and I don't know what I'm doing.
I'm relying heavily on my friends who've gone this route before, and listening to various 'experts' give their advice via self-help books and seminars.

Have any of you gone this route? Any advice you can offer a selfpub-newbie?

If you're interested in this series, check it out!

KNIGHTS OF TEXAS ~ Luxury male escort novella series
Available for preorder now, $0.99 each. Official release Oct 24, 2017

Welcome to the Knights of Texas. These noble protectors of pleasure bring their expertise and determination to showing a woman her true worth. Revealing a woman’s value is their devoted mission, and these southern charmers can all but guarantee kindling a woman’s heart.

with more on the way

Susan Sheehey writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and women's fiction. Water plays a crucial element in her novels, and she's a strong advocate for Autism awareness and acceptance. Forced to give up Diet Coke, she now functions on heavy amounts of French Vanilla coffee. Susan lives and laughs in Texas with her husband and two boys. Follow her at and join her monthly newsletter for sneak peek info and prizes. She is also active on Facebook and Twitter. ~Escape in romance & suspense!


  1. Susan, congratulations on taking the step to self-publishing! I have made so much more money as an indie than I could ever have with a traditional publisher. The pleasure of writing what I want when I want is delightful. Best wishes for your indie success!

  2. Congratulations! I wish you the best with your new venture. With a line like: "noble protectors of pleasure" this series is bound to fly off the shelves. *g*


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