From Pubs to Published: The Journey of Self-Publishing – Part 2

Find out more about how Xlibris author Chelsea Ashe made her way from pubs to Xlibris that led her to publish her book Happy Hour Stories: The Dating Misadventures of a Girl Between Her Cocktails.

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Chelsea Ashe makes her way from pubs to publishing her first book “Happy Hour Stories.”

The Book & What’s Next

“Happy Hour Stories: The Dating Misadventures of a Girl Between Her Cocktails” chronicles my epic dating disasters and offers my personal relationship advice for those in similar positions. In it, my potential suitors have been given alcohol-inspired pseudonyms in order to protect the innocent. The book is now optioned with Double Lenses, Inc. to potentially become a television show or film production.

Since the option, this ongoing and unexpected journey of mine has been filled with promotional articles, PR announcements, video interviews, photo shoots and more. I sometimes can’t believe that my idea at a bar has come this far. It is something I truly never thought possible until I was put in front of the right people through the Book to Screen Pitchfest and my publishing experience.

Closing Time

While extremely rewarding, self-publishing can be a frightening prospect and one that takes a certain kind of meddle to tackle. My advice is to go for it and confidently travel down a path that creates your own journey. Your destination, goals and vision may not be the same as mine, and each author’s will be different, but each journey is worth taking.

If you don’t put yourself out there and go on the date, you never know if you are missing out on Mr. Right. If you don’t get your ideas out there and self-publish, you never know what could be a result of your words.

While starting the journey of the self-publishing process is scary, having to ask yourself “what if?” is even scarier.

Cheers

Chelsea Ashe’s Book Happy Hour Stories: The Dating Misadventures of a Girl Between Her Cocktails can be purchased online through Xlibris Bookstores, Amazon & Barnes & Noble.

Check out more at Chelsea’s blog www.happyhourstories.com and like the Happy Hour Stories Facebook Page.

Read the first part of her Xlibris guest blog here.

Hear other featured Xlibris authors on the Xlibris Blog and the Xlibris Indie Authors Roundup. Learn free writing, editing, and book marketing tips from the Xlibris Writer’s Workshop.

One thought on “From Pubs to Published: The Journey of Self-Publishing – Part 2

  1. I am 62, strong, semi-handicapped, and African-American…….I have written a Syf-Fy adventure book…check it out, soon…….

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