My 3-Minute Self-Publishing Discovery High


My 3-minute self-publishing high was a big thrill for me! Even though it lasted only a few minutes, my status in my Amazon dashboard had changed from “published” to “live” and when I noticed this, I clicked on a few of them.


kindle notification that book is live all over the world



…and here is a blown-up shot of all the links (all of the links enlarged):


kindle notification that book is live all over the world ... enlarged

I then checked out some of these links, and felt ecstatic to see that my book was shown on sites that were in a different language…

but then…

I remembered that there are over 32.8 MILLION books vying for attention, and my 3-minute high turned back into a low…


So here’s where you come in…

I need your help.

Can you share this site and my posts on your social networks? I know I don’t stand a chance of beating out 32.8 million books, but maybe… just maybe… I might be able to reach 32 or 33 people… or even 3 or 4. And that’s 3 or 4 more than I am reaching now.

Can you help???


About Lorraine Reguly

Lorraine Reguly, BA/BEd, is an author and an English teacher-turned-freelancer for hire who offers 4 different services onΒ Wording Well: writing (including blogging and ghostwriting); editing; and mentoring. She also helps others become published authors! Check outΒ her servicesΒ and see what she can do for you to help you!

22 thoughts on “My 3-Minute Self-Publishing Discovery High

    1. lorraine Post author

      Thanks for sharing, Yvonne. It’s tough to find a following as a new author, and I wish I had more answers for us!

      PS. Don’t rock the boat. πŸ˜‰

    1. lorraine Post author

      Thanks, Catherine! I hope so, too!

      Do you have any tricks up your sleeve for how to “get known” as an author in this world? If so, I’d love to hear them!

  1. Jacqueline Gum

    Tweeted. There are a lot of us in the boat, too. Takes time:) So try not to be too impatient:)

    1. lorraine Post author

      Jacqueline, as a fellow author, I know you are filled with words of wisdom, so I will try to quell my impatience.

      Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  2. William Butler

    Hi Lorraine,
    I have shared this. Good luck on increased book sales. Being published is a stack of work, and climbing that mountain won’t be easy either, but it will be worth it when you begin to realize some reward for your efforts.

    Kind Regards,

    1. lorraine Post author

      William, I appreciate both the share and your comment. Self-publishing, indeed, is a lot of work. It’s tougher, however, to become known!

      Hopefully, one day, all the hard work I’ve done will pay off, somehow.

      Have a great week, Bill. πŸ™‚

  3. Patricia Weber

    Lorraine, I shared this post for you. Will you also be blogging about the book? I’d be happy to share that as well.

    Let me sooth you just a bit: even WITH a publisher, one that came to YOU as in my upcoming book, you still have a lot of work!

    1. lorraine Post author

      Yes, I know, Patricia. And you didn’t soothe me one bit, sorry to say. πŸ™

      But I appreciate your comment and the shares. I’ve blogged about this book already, and will continue to do so – on this site. I also just had a guest post published on Indies Unlimited: The Good and the Bad of Being a First-Time Self-Published Author, found at, if you are interested.

    1. lorraine Post author

      Thanks, Susan! I appreciate all the support I can get! πŸ™‚

      How did you cope with your feelings? What actions did you take?

  4. Christine | The Traveloguer

    Hi Lorraine, congratulations on becoming a published author! Make sure you take the time to really give yourself a pat on the back for what you have achieved! Best of luck with your new career as a self-publsihed author!! πŸ™‚

    1. lorraine Post author

      Christine, I often forget to look at what I’ve done… so thanks for the reminder to do just that. Often, the focus is on what needs to be done…

      Thanks for the sentiments – and your comment, too. πŸ™‚

  5. Adrienne

    We are all just small bleeps in the bigger scheme of things Lorraine. You are not alone but don’t feel down. Great things take time and I know you’ll get some traction and like you said, you have your friends to help with this so I’ll be sure to share as well.

    Good luck girl and I think that’s just fantastic.


    1. lorraine Post author

      Thanks for the vote of confidence, Adrienne! You are so right, as usual. πŸ˜‰

      I appreciate the share. Thank you!

  6. The Fast Fingers

    Tweeted your site! If you want to promote your book for free. You can post your book at our book formatting website website. We do everyday sharing to social medias.


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