Then comes the marketing, then the sales! The whole process of publishing a book resembles more and more having a baby. I truly only applied myself to having a wild youth, writing about it and paying my kind and talented friends around the world in cake to illustrate and edit it. I had a (naive) thought that I could get the equivalent of an epidural for the book format, the uploading and conversions. No such luck, I did it all. No time for pain killers (or pre-orders) the blood pressure rose and I pushed my baby girl out onto Amazon and Smashwords.
She’s alive, kicking and going viral (oh no!). She’s howling for readers (and feedback) and has just become #1 at Amazon.com Gastronomy. Here’s the proof of my homespun marketing for my sweet and gurgling baby book: