So far, and we are almost at the end – the experience has been a roller coaster ride.
Initially, it comes down to a sales job, theirs, and the package one chooses. I must admit this was a crap shoot on my part, with positives – a line edit that was truly excellent, and some promo materials (which can be done by any graphic designer), and its share of negatives – incompetent personnel or people that are underpaid and don’t give a shit – either way, inferior service. I would not recommend paying for their marketing services – if you are going to bother spending money on this (it is not an inexpensive endeavor) pick an agency that has been referred. My Balboa marketing representative (this is part of my package) called twice, then took a three month hiatus, and then called twice again. I never heard from him after that – a pleasant enough guy on the phone, but helpful? Not at all.
I can go through each of the phases, but I’d prefer to say that the bottom line is; I have a published book. It is real, it is finished, I can hold it in my hands – and so can others – which is the point.
I have been getting good reviews from friends and family – from people I’ve met once, from people I haven’t spoken to in twenty years, from people I never met.
This Sunday I am having a book launch party – and feel nervous and excited, just as you’d expect. The people invited have a connection to me (duh) and this reminder eases me. Your copy awaits…purchase today from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Balboa or my author Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheMoonToPlayWith.
Your support is genuinely appreciated.