I wrote my first book in 2008. I was over the moon with joy, thinking that my story is so grand that I will be a famous author in no time. I tried the conventional way of sending my work to big publishing houses. In those days they demanded written pages with self address envelope. I spend countless hours and pounds in sending those letters. Then the waiting period came. Three to six months  I patiently waited for the results. I was destined for a rude awakening and many heart wrenching rejections, with a polite word of “BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME”.

Then my husband suggested that I should self publish my work. I did that. As far as the book printing and cover and getting ISBN’ Number it went well. But I had no marketing skills.My book was as if, it was in a dark room  where no one comes. The results were as expected , No sales.

Then some one suggested internet marketing. and I had a little movement in sales. So thank God for the Age of Internet I was able to go on Facebook, Linkedin and e-mails.  I manage to sell a few thousand.Screen Shot 2012-12-06 at 2.15.06 PM ISBN: 9781434319326

About authornadeemakbar

I am award winning author of many books. The Afghans is a fictional story of three generation of a tribal leader Allah Yar. living in tumultuous time in war torn Afghanistan. My new book LOVE WITHOUT BORDERS ISBN:9789384439736,for print, ISBN: 9789384439743 for e-book came out in 2016. Its a good read.
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