SOS! I NEED YOUR HELP!!

I would like to crave your indulgence and support. You know the greatest hurdle that lies before any indie-writer is not about getting the book written and published; it’s selling the book. Marketing is a humungous task.

Help, Assistance, Support, Community

Most of us would be enthralled to simply focus on spewing out the words and hoping the books will somehow sell themselves, unfortunately in the self-publishing business, it simply doesn’t work that way and all the best wishes from others don’t sell any books. What works is a pragmatic approach.

As most of you know, I just published my second poetry book ‘Unbridled,’ and going by experience gained from the first book Out of The Silent BreathΒ – which was supported by several friends in this space and helped to instil my confidence to forge ahead – I have to buckle down, dig in my heels and jump into doing the needful.

As we speak, I am still learning the ropes, this is why I turn to all my friends in Bloglandia since I don’t have funds to run big marketing campaigns.

I am trying to create a buzz around ‘Unbridled,’ and would appreciate any support and leg up that I can get from all of you.

Would you be willing to grant me and my book an audience in your blog space, in any form that you deem suitable, such as book feature, blogger interview, book tour, book review etc? Also, if you’ve got pointers in any direction – authors/bloggers who support fellow authors, I would be glad to go begging cap in hand πŸ˜‰

I understand that asking for support might be a bit imposing, but I also know that this journey is not one that I can embark on alone.

No matter how much I pride myself with the capability of pushing forward by myself, we also have an African proverb that says “if you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together.”

I choose to go far alongside others, even if our walk may be slower. Please help. I look forward to hearing from you.

My regards,

Jacqueline

 

Available in paperback on Amazon

I Am Judging You

β€˜Why do you write like this,

don’t you worry that people will sit and judge?’

she asked me.

β€˜I’ve grown too old to worry about being judged;

for judgement has been my portion for as long as I know,’

I replied.

I don’t shield my words in niceties,

afraid to cause you to blush.

I don’t say my words to cause shame,

but yes, I’m judging you.

I can’t pretend that we are friends enough

to write things only relatable

and swallow my words to please you

β€˜cos that would be dishonest,

I’ll be lying to myself.

Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha is a gifted word weaver whose poems are snapshot vignettes of life to which readers can relate. Her story poems transverse a range of emotions that provokes profound thoughts and evokes dreams and deep desires of the heart.Β  Deborah Palmer

 

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63 thoughts on “SOS! I NEED YOUR HELP!!

  1. Glad that I was able to help and my vacation starts Friday. My brother Stephen will be with me for the first four days but I will do my best to spread the word about your new book and create buzz!

    Hugs!

    God Bless my friend!! ❀ ❀ ❀

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    • Thank you so much Deborah for making time to support a friend, I deeply appreciate it. I hope you two have a great time together. From all the pictures you share Stephen always looks contented. Bless you ((Hugs))

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  3. Traci Kenworth does a lot of work with budding writers. I’m sure if you get in touch with her on wordpress and she likes your work that she’ll support you. Of course, I have no idea for sure but it’s worth a try. Good luck

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  4. Reblogged this on Mandibelle16 and commented:
    I would like to share with you my friend and fellow blogger’s new poetry book!! Hercpoetry is deep and relatable and if you’re able I hope you support her by reading her new poetry book “Unbridled” available on Amazon. She has a first poetry book that was excellent too. I was blown away by how much her poems speak to every person who reads them, relatable to their life and issues,

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  5. Hi Jacqueline,
    Why not check out: https://twodropsofink.com. If they accept and publish two articles they will allow you to showcase your books. Just check out their submission guidelines and read a few posts to get a general idea of what they are about. They are a super-friendly and generous-hearted literary bunch. Good luck!

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  7. Congratulations Jackie on your 2nd book. I just shared it on my facebook page and hope it’s okay. Will do a reblog on my blog tomorrow morning. Weldone Sis. You are a great inspiration to many bloggers on this platform. πŸ™‚

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  8. Some self publishes can be trusted to do the marketing they say they will do, I like Zondervan and one called Mill Stream, but do not know that they do the marketing as I have not had the initial 700-0000$ investment. Rowman and Littlefield ruined my Lear book as an e-book by charging 60$, and they never asked me even they could make an e-book of it, let alone set a price that assures it will not sell. The pirated version is easy enough to find. 10$, and we might both make some money (God forbid!).

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    • It’s really tough out there. Some small publishing firms do a lot to assist self-published authors, but in most cases you are solely on your own. I know how it must be disappointing to invest money and not get anything in return.

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  9. Congrats dear Jacqueline. I will glad to post the cover of your book on my blog. I too have the same issue. I have been patient and have planned out a few venues to get the word out. I love your video. Post it everywhere you can. If you will send me an image file and I will put in my bookcase. Also get your book listed on Goodreads and Shelfari. Good luck!

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