I'm just looking for some advice to point me in the right direction, but I feel I should give you an abridged version of my situation that lead me here, so hopefully I can receive the proper help with my ebook.
The completion of my ebook has taken some time, as I first promised myself to write it after my mother died from cancer. I spent my daughter's first birthday in a hospice watching my mother die, and thats when I sarcastically thought to myself I could write a great book about dads surviving their child's first year... considering I had to juggle these brand new responsibilities along with taking care of my mother being ill with terminal cancer.
During my grief after my mothers death, I challenged myself to write this book... I figured it was silly... me writing a book... but I desperately needed a distraction and went for it. Over the course of a year and change, I was able to write when I got the chance, and eventually created a book I was quite proud of.
Shortly after I completed my ebook and was having it formatted, my son was diagnosed with autism. At this point I became an emotional wreck and no longer cared about my book, telling myself on my darkest days it was a stupid idea anyway. Life became quite difficult for the next year, but in the back of my mind I kept thinking about my promise to myself to publish this ebook.
I wouldn't say things are easier now (more manageable perhaps), but I feel like the time has come to see this through. I need to find the courage to just do it and thats why I'm here today, seeking help about where to begin - and what to do.
I have my ebook formatted for Kindle and I also had a cover done. Everything is basically ready to upload on Amazon. What I need to know is, once I have uploaded it, what do I do next?
I know my ebook needs promoted, but because of my situation with my son, I will have maybe a couple hours a day to do so, and basically no budget. I would guess using social media to promote my ebook virally is about the only legit option I have...? I don't have a Twitter or Facebook account, however.
So I'm starting about as bottom the barrel as possible. I wish I wasn't, but I am.
However, even if I just reach a few new fathers and help them, this will have been worth it to me.