As I have been researching this whole world of becoming an author, I find myself getting more and more discouraged. I knew this was going to be a hard road to head down, but I am not a stranger to hard roads. I plan on continuing down this path because I know that this is something that I need to do. I just don't know what to do with it quite yet. The answer will come, eventually.
One of the things that I know for sure is that publishers like to publish things for people who have support. They want to know that people are going to be buying this book that they will be publishing. Most of the time they look at the amount of followers someone has on their blog or Facebook. The numbers that they are looking for are in the thousands. Which, I do not have, nor do I care. I am not interested in begging for followers or getting caught up in the numbers game.
What I would like to know is this...how many people are actually interested in reading a book written by yours truly? This is something I would like to know for two reasons...
1- When I send it in to another publishing company, it would be nice to give them some solid numbers.
2- If I choose to go the self-publishing route, I would love to have a general idea of how many copies I would need to have made. Obviously, this would be a big investment on my part and I don't want to have more copies made then what I need.
So here is where I need your help. I have a little survey below that will take 30 seconds to complete. I will love you forever and always if you could let me know what you think about this book writing adventure, even if you would like to say, no thanks. I promise, it will not hurt my feelings. :)
Thank you, thank you, a million times, thank you!!