Foothold published today

Foothold is now out in the wild, and can be found at Amazon and Smashwords.

As this is my first book, there is still some bootstrapping going on – over the next few hours and days I’ll start to establish author pages at various websites and the book will start to be distributed through Smashwords to other booksellers. It’ll take some time to establish my platform completely – I still don’t have a social media presence. That will come in time, but I also need to get on with book #2 – especially as I gave myself a deadline by announcing it would be available in May 2015 in Foothold!

Website done!

As I’ve discovered, self-publishing is one part writing, one part publicizing. An essential part of the publicizing side of the business is to have a website, so here it is! I can’t claim that this website is a paragon of beautiful web design, but I think the basics of what is needed are all here. Over time I hope to have the opportunity to improve it, perhaps migrating off wordpress.com so some more interesting themes and features can be applied. For the short term though, I’ll be focusing on creating more content in the form of a sequel to Foothold.