Tuesday 19 November 2013

The Journey Beyond the Book Release, by Alex J. Cavanaugh #Indiestructible

Alex J. Cavanaugh
The publishing journey can be a lonely endeavor, full of challenges we never expected. For those of us with a small press or self-published, we face even more uncertainty. What’s going to happen? How will we cope? Can we do it on our own?

Most writers are focused on the ultimate goal—publication—and what it's going to take to get there. But you know what? The journey doesn’t stop there. Surprise! It only changes and grows—quickly. And you have to be prepared.

Wait! Don’t panic. That’s where Indiestructible can help.

My contribution to the book focused on the power of an online presence, but it also covers the journey after the release. So do many of the stories in Indiestructible. And those of you who haven’t reached that point can learn a lot. (And even if you’re past that milestone, you’ll learn a lot.)

Do we have all the answers? Of course not. But each one of us represents a unique experience and different choices. You might not relate to my story. Actually, you’ll probably think my time commitment is a little insane. (Disclaimer—I really don’t have a cloning machine.) But you’ll probably identify with other authors in the book. You’ll find someone you can relate to who is on a similar path and say to yourself, ‘I can do that.’

And you know what? That’s the real answer. When you can tell yourself ‘I can do that,’ then you know you’re not alone.

You’ll be all right!

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100% of proceeds will be donated to BUILDON.org, a movement which breaks the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education.

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About Alex: Alex J. Cavanaugh has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and works in web design and graphics. He is experienced in technical editing and worked with an adult literacy program for several years. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games. Online he is the Ninja Captain and founder of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group and website. The author of the Amazon bestsellers CassaStar, CassaFire, and CassaStorm, he lives in the Carolinas with his wife.
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  1. The one thing I found more wonderful about the publishing journey, is finding out I'm not alone. Things I thought only I suffered from or endured, someone else out there had been through it. IndieStructible is helpful in that way, making writers aware the struggle is theirs, but that they are not alone.

  2. This is a wonderful book Alex. Great post too! Going to get my copy now. :)
    Thanks for the post and all your hard work on the book Jessica!

  3. Okay so I'll concede that clones aren't a reality so you don't really have them. You must be outsourcing work to minions in China or somewhere.

    Your next book should be a guide to time management or something like that. You are a blogging hero.

    Tossing It Out

  4. Hi Jess and Alex .. I have it and I'll be reading it sometime soon - but it was good to know more ...

    Cheers to you both - Hilary

  5. Sound like you chose a great topic, Alex. The power of online presents? Of course there's a huge power to them! I mean, who doesn't love presents???

    ...oh, wait...

    All joking aside, it looks like a fabulous book -- a lot of names I recognize and respect in that author list. And a wonderful charity. I'll be sure to grab a copy. :)

  6. Thanks for the information, Alex. I'll have to look into this book.

  7. Alex,

    I have the book in my to read pile, and I can't wait to read your contribution. Today's post made me want to sink into it as soon as possible. Thanks.

    And thanks, Jessica, for hosting Alex.

    M.L. Swift, Writer

  8. I don't have the book... yet. But I intend getting it soon.
    The Indie route sounds challenging... but also very exciting!
    Writer In Transit

  9. The helpful thing about books like these is that everyone offers their take on what's worked...and readers get a variety of input and helpful tips. You're right...the journey starts with the book release, not with writing the book.

  10. Angela, we definitely aren't alone.

    Lee, Dwarves may be involved...

    Chris - funny!!

    Mike, some great stories in there.

    Michelle, I admire those who take that route.

  11. Thanks for sharing, Alex; it's good to see you here. It's so nice to know we're not alone in this publishing journey. Thanks for hosting, Jessica!

  12. Thank you Jessica and Alex! I will check it out~ This would make a great Christmas gift~

  13. I need this book more than ever. My last book was a journey in insecurity and worry like no other. But I do remind myself often...you wished for this head ache...enjoy!

  14. Thanks ladies, and be sure to pick up the book!

  15. This is such a great idea for an anthology! You guys are all awesome to share your experiences with us.


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