6/13/12

When Life Hands You Lemons, Self-Publish with Kendall Grey



Kendall Grey is the author of Inhale- released May 1, Exhale- released June 1 and the soon to be released Just Breathe.

I have to tell you- I think this is my best interview yet! I hardly made any mistakes, and despite the fact that the video aspect didn't record Kendall and I had a great time!





Things we talked about:



  • Writing a full length novel, how many words are enough/too much?
  • Pulling your passions together to create a great story- in Kendall's case Whales and Science, Australian Folklore, and Sexy Australian Rock Stars :)
  • The correct way to say Gloucester
  • Kendall's roller coaster ride of Querying and Submitting
  • Her ultimate decision to "Choose Herself" and Self-Publish
  • Delegating cover design and editing
  • How sales have been since her release
  • Coming up with a Marketing Plan
  • Paying for reviews, Google ads and Goodreads ads
  • Building a back list and a LONG TAIL
  • The cause Kendall supports- a group that teaches kids about whales


I highly encourage you to follow Kendall on Twitter, she's a hoot! Also, check out her Facebook page, fair warning: You Will Be Entertained! 

3 comments:

  1. So here's my 45th attempt to leave a comment. Here goes...

    I loved this interview. I am so thrilled Kendall self-published. I cringe at the thought of what a big publishing house might've done to her story. I'm sure it wouldnt be the story I love so much.

    Thanks so much for posting this. It was a great 30minutes.

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  2. I heart Kendall and DEVOUR her books. Great interview!

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