Well I've taken the plunge, dudes.
The first book in the Once Giants series, is now up for preorder on Amazon.com. Which is a bit scary, since I don't even have the whole MS back from edits yet. Thankfully, I got 3 months to sort it all out, but there is no turning back from here.
If you want to take a peek, its here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ND403M4/
I also have the first part of the book, up for sample on instafreebie to build my mailing list. If you want to take a sample of the fully edited material, which incorporated a lot of feedback I got from you guys, you can snag a copy here:
I just want to say thanks again to all you awesome people. You gave me the courage to make the next big step and I can truly say this whole experienced has helped me grow and learn a lot.
Since starting my webserial I've managed to:-
Pinpoint my genre and find my target audience (one of the main reasons I started it)
Learn the art of making a proper book cover to target that audience with genre cues
Perfected my blurb (Still hate those things, but I think it's getting the job done)
Perfected my opening paragraph
Found a great editor who has helped tons (Thanks for the hook up, Drew! Kisa is awesome)
Learned all about ebook marketing on Amazon and how to launch a series with the best chance for success
Figured out how Facebook works
Figured out how facebook Ads work
Found an awesome FB group 20booksto50k
Learned how to format my own ebooks using scrivener
Perfected my roll out plan
And so much more
All of this I wouldn't have been able to do without seeing those read-throughs on my webserial to know that, hey, if a few people are actually reading it, maybe it's worth a shot. And I wouldn't have even gotten there if not for all you guys. So thanks so much again.
The webserial is now permanently closed, so I'll have to see about how to perhaps remove it from the system. Perhaps Chris can give me guidance. Anyway, I'll be sure to let you guys know how to ride goes. And anyone else seeking to venture down this path, I'll give freely as much info as I have gathered.
If you want to join the FB group, I'm on https://www.facebook.com/Once-Giants-151097465360509/
Thanks again you guys and best of luck in all your ventures!