Yawatta would like to welcome her special guest Danielle Uidam…
I just did it. I pushed the button. My book, The Malthus Conspiracy, is now being sold online through Amazon http://amzn.com/B00B3SV3RW
After numerous edits, rewrites and what if’s I took the leap, I am now a published author!!! Yay!!! 120,000 words, a book cover, and the formatting. Done! I allow myself a day or two of pride, before realising, that pushing that button was only the beginning.
Now new nerves are creeping in. Will my book sell? Will anyone like it? Review it? Recommend it? The questions have started as well… how do I market my book? Do I pay to enter competitions? Do I buy ads? How does this all work?
I hit the kindle community, they are a wealth of information, I can’t believe how helpful and kind their responses are. My head starts to grasp the enormity of the task ahead for an unknown author.
The Marketing starts.
I update my status on facebook, maybe some friends will buy a copy?
I set up a Facebook page for people to like, (facebook.com/themalthusconspiracy)
I start a blog (http://duidam.wordpress.com)
I set up a twitter account (@duidam)
I seek out reviews
What’s next on this thrilling self-publishing journey remains unseen – fingers crossed some books start to sell, and I start to climb the Amazon rankings. All you authors out there with suggestions, tips and feedback for new authors please leave some comments!
Now for some info on my book:
In 1798 Economist Reverend Thomas Malthus thought not. His work ‘An Essay on the Principal of Population’ predicted that population growth would outpace our ability to obtain resources, resulting in a global epidemic of famine that would destroy society unless curbed.
Fast forward to 2012. College students Dean Adams and his best friend Felix Pye, unwittingly stumble across the greatest conspiracy in history, and by doing so sign a death warrant. They are forced to run as powerful, high society members of a 200 year old secret Malthusian League attempt to silence them.
The league will stop at nothing to continue its Malthusian cause. Their purpose? To curb population growth and ensure Malthus’ predictions for economic ruin do not come true.
With the aide of detective Isabella Mercena, Dean and Felix go head to head against the evil forces as they attempt to expose the league’s sinister plans to control population. Will they survive to tell the tale and tell it before the next wave of disaster is unleashed on mankind?
The Malthus Conspiracy although a novel, is meant to result in reflection and discussion amongst readers. Is our population growth sustainable? Should population control be implemented? What are the issues highlighted by our large population?
At the back of the book is some factual essays, graphs, pictures and references to start readers on a questioning process.
I hope you all enjoy.
The Malthus Conspiracy