Today, I took a big step, one that I didn't think I would actually do. When I first started the publication process, I felt that the more places that had my book, the more exposure I'd get. Sadly, I have not been getting much interest anywhere else. On Smashwords, all the downloads were free downloads from coupons for reviewers.
Many have expressed interest in how I do my contests, giveaways, and newsletters. All of them are ran on JotForm.
Jotform really is great. It's easy enough that us code-challenged people can figure it out. The form designer is very intuitive, which makes it easy to add and delete different options and text. The thing I love best is honestly too hard to pick, so I've done a quick list.
My father is one of the most brillant men I know. So when I have a random question, he and my best friend are the two I turn to. So yesterday, I had an idea and turn to him. "Dad? I need a lightweight metal that could be pre-fabbed and would resist rusting in a rainforest environment. It needs to be able to be kept cool and contained too. Oh, and be elevated off of the ground."
I am excited and extremely proud to announce the opening of Liliom Press. It is my personal imprint, registered at Bowker. This is a step I've been wanting to do for awhile, and I finally had the means to go ahead and take this step.
Is it normal to be panicking after submitting your WIP, simultaneously awaiting the delivery of the proof copy yet scared to open it? I told a friend the other day that "I'm happynervousexcitedpanicky. It's a complicated emotion." Pretty sure that still holds true.