Check out this guest post from A.C. Flory on The Story Reading Ape blog on the potential pitfalls of pre-Christmas publishing.

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Like Scrooge in a Christmas Carol, my latest adventure in self-publishing is a cautionary tale!

I’m an Indie science fiction writer and began my latest novel, Innerscape, during the Nanowrimo of 2012. Nanowrimo stands for National Novel Writing Month and is held every November. You can’t really write a novel in a month, at least I can’t, but you can make a good start on one. That’s what I did in 2012, but it was not until the start of November, 2016 that Innerscape was finally finished.

Just in time for a Christmas launch!” I thought, rubbing my hands in glee. “Wonderful!”

What better time to promote a new book than when everyone is primed to shop-till- they-drop?”

A great many wonderful things did happen during my recent, pre-Christmas launch. For example, I discovered that there are an awful lot of kind, generous, interesting people online. I also discovered…

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