Sixteen years ago I was a divorced mother of two who had managed to support herself and her two young sons by working at a homeshopping cable tv station, selling gemstones and jewelry. In those days I was known as the Queen of the Gemstone Dungeon because when I wasn't on the air, I spent my time locked up in the Vault room which was full of huge bank style safes which were filled with gemstones, rare coins and jewelry. It was my off air job to made sure that our customers received the exact item they purchased and also to make sure that any returns were not lesser quality substitutes. Then one day I (along with everyone else who worked there and made over minimum wage) suddenly lost my job.
Spiders, and Webs and Silks...Oh My"
So what in the world does that have to do with why we are here today; because in late 2010, I decided to enter the world of independent publishing--and I started with the very first book I ever wrote, my beloved Regency Romance, A Very Merry Chase. And that, as it turns out, was the easy part! The real work, it seems, is not really in writing or editing--at least not if you've already been doing it, more or less, for 35 years--the real work, as it turns out, is actually in promoting the books.
Now this part wasn't quite a difficult for me as it was for some other people out there, because I have been working online for over 15 years now. However, it did mean that I had to figure out how to put all of the skills I had learned over the years working online to good use as a book promoter. And that, is why I am here today. I decided that as long as I was going to have to jump through dozens of hoops, and spend hours of perfectly good writing time promoting my book, I might as well help some other authors--particularly women authors--along the way.
And so there you have it. MyLadyWeb, which was originally dedicated to women's business and women's history is now transformed into a haven for writers who want to promote their books, with a bit of women's history tossed into the mix for fun and wisdom. So, here at MyLadyWeb.Com I'll freely share what I've learned and invite other women authors and professional book promoters and reviewers to do so as well. I'll also offer complimentary interviews and other tools to help newly fledged and aspiring authors to promote their books online. Plus there will be the opportunity for guest reviews--because I'm too soft-hearted to ever review books myself :) And as time passes, I'm sure there will be other additions and innovations. So, come along with us for the ride and enjoy!
A Very Merry Chase on Amazon
A Very Merry Chase on Barnes and Noble
Smiles and Good Fortune,
It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one’s dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent.