Quote Originally Posted by Talanic View Post
I'm far more impulsive than you are. I felt the urge to put my book on the Kindle and I had it up within two days.
I'm too much of a coward - I have to think through everything, plan it all, before I dare act.

Turns out that by signing up for KDP select, I barred myself from handing out any free e-copies to professional reviewers, which is a really bad thing - not sure that I made up for it in free copy publicity though.
I decided not to go for KDP Select, partly because I'm also trying to get Sorrel onto general epub formats and print on demand - now I'm even more glad I didn't go for it.

Since you're not barred from that (yet at least) - you may find the following quite useful.
http://www.theindieview.com/indie-reviewers/ - a list of reviewers of indie books and each one's criteria for review. A lot of them are backlogged but you may like it.

More useful: http://www.lindsayburoker.com/ - She has her self-publishing journey chronicled, along with things that explicitly did or did not provide her with extra sales. E.g. trying to sell on writing forums wasn't worth the time, but ad campaigns on Goodreads wound up generating more cash in sales than they cost to run.

Thanks for both of those - I need all the help I can get! Lindsay's site, in particular, looks really useful.