About Me

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Hello and welcome to my first blog! I am 29 years old and a self published author. I created Andy the Spider when I was 8 years old. I decided to bring him back a few years ago while I was sitting at home one night, starring at the computer. I hadn't written in a while and that's when I remembered about Andy. The first book took me 2 years to write. It came out in July 2010. The second book came out in October and the third one came out in July 2011. This will be a 5 book series. I hope you enjoy reading my blog and my experience with my dream in making these books a success. I am also a proud mommy to my 4 year old girl, Kaylee. Kaylee is my #1 fan! She loves Andy the Spider! Also, on my spare time I am an independent beauty consultant for Mary Kay!

Friday, July 29, 2011

All Books on Sale $3.99

For a limited time only, I am dropping the sale of my books to $3.99! This is the lowest I can ever go! I want more young readers to experience these awesome books, so I am making them even more affordable. Books will be sent out straight from createspace.com (where I self publish the books).

Email me at sammykay109@yahoo.com! Let me know which books you want and I will send you an invoice through paypal! I will process your order right away!

Preview books for free at my website! http://www.andythespider.com

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Barefoot Books

Sorry for my lack of blogging! I've recently became engaged, and I've been spending a lot of my time planning for the wedding! I am hoping that I can begin work on my 4th book this upcoming week :D

Now.. while searching the web to find ways to make money online (I need some funds for my wedding lol), I've come across Barefoot Books! This is one of those home parties, but you can also promote online like an affiliate. Best part, sign up is free! No need to buy a start up kit! Visit my store to shop around, or sign up under me and begin selling yourself!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Another step in promoting my books!

To help promote this blog and my books, I have submitted my article "Promoting Your Self Published Children's Book* to five article directory listings. So far one has already approved my article, which can be found here. I am excited about this! This is just another step of many more to come to promote my book series: Andy The Spider!

Has anyone had any success with article submissions?

I am also sadden with the closing of Borders! I love to go there and just hang out and browse books!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The littlest things make me happy

About three weeks ago, I posted a flier with tear tabs advertising my book at the local pizzeria by my house. When I noticed no one was tearing off tabs, I tore off one to make it look like it caught someone's attention. I went there a week after and noticed someone tore off a tab! You couldn't imagine how excited I was! Well, I went back today to pick up some food and don't you know it, another tab was pulled off! Now, I haven't gotten sales yet, but I am happy to see that people found my flier interesting! Above is a picture of my flier. Now it's time to hang up some more around town! :D

Friday, July 15, 2011

Andy The Spider Books

Above are my first 3 books in the series. All books go for $6.99 on my website.
I self publish with createspace.com. I format my own cover, as well as the interior.
Check out my website for a free preview for all of the books!
Andy the Spider Website


Welcome to my first blog! Follow me in my goal for self publishing success. I've read that people who self publish only sell 200 copies. I am here to prove this wrong. It is up to you, the writer to become successful! It does take time. It will not happen over night. I started in July 2010, when the my first book in the Andy the Spider series was released. I've mainly been selling to friends and family, but I want to venture out. I've sold some books on ebay (for much less than my own cost for the book). I am also working on some new ways to get my book out there! I will be blogging 2-4 times a week. Please follow me and share what you have done to get your book out in public!