I did a thing. I was called a few times by an agency- Readers Magnet. They are a relatively new company that works with indie authors, and they asked to work with me on my newest collection.
Readers Magnet pays readers to find books to promote through their events, such as the upcoming Library Learning Experience in New Orleans. This is a big event! Put on by the American Library Association, it features Ibram X. Kendi, Nic Stone, and Ani DiFranco, to name a few!
I wish I could go! But guess what? My little new collection of darker poems and short stories, Soon We’re All Gone to Seed, is going! I am not great at marketing myself (Is any artist?), so I went ahead and hired Readers Magnet to market my book.
I have sold a dozen, or so, copies since its arrival in October, but it has yet to receive any reviews. Side note: if you are one of those lucky twelve, please write an Amazon review. Thank you!
Has anyone else listed their independent books or otherwise with Readers Magnet? What was your experience?
Like the dandelion on the cover of my book, I let the seeds go with the wind. Where they land is anyone’s guess.
I am so excited to announce that I have published my second collection of poetry and short stories. Soon We’re All Gone to Seed is a compilation of scary, strange, and dark visions.
I meant to release this book last October, but you know, time just goes by. After releasing Reaching Marrakesh two years ago, I guess this collection needed more time to marinate, and I needed to write more stories.
If you like magical realism, ghost stories, twisted dreams, and a little bit of hope, this book is for you.
In case you were wondering, I self-published this collection. It is not easy to format books for print or e-readers.
It’s available on Amazon in book and Kindle formats. Enjoy!
Thank you for reading. Samantha Lazar is a writer, poet, and teacher living in North Carolina with the loves of her life. Her first narrative poetry collection, Reaching Marrakesh, is available here. Stay inspired!