Six Tough Truths About Self-Publishing That The Advocates Never Seem To Talk About | LitReactor.
All six of these truths boil down to the idea that patience is a good thing for the self-published author. We aren’t going to sell thousands of copies the first week. We may never sell even a thousand copies, ever.
So writers, put out a good, well-edited book, try to tell people about it, and then get on with your life. Write the next book. Don’t quit your day job.
Lastly, let me take this opportunity to remind readers that my books are still for sale. If you haven’t bought Shipbuilder or The Farm yet, there’s still time to improve one writer’s sales numbers. Bridgebuilders will be out this fall, and it’s just possible you’ll see Moon Over Donamorgh on virtual shelves later this year, as well.
Oh, and tell your friends.
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Useful link and entry.
Thanks for sharing.
That is helpful information. Enjoyed reading the article. Those published traditionally could use some of these reminders as well. Getting a book contract is no guarantee that one can quit their day job. Too bad, too. That was a cool pipe dream. 🙂
That’s a good point, Angie. Very few traditionally published authors are living off their earnings.
Patience is a big thing- and honestly not one I’m good at. I am, but I am trying to keep focused on my next book. I have both of yours so far and have recommended Shipbuilder to several people- I still need to read The Farm. Looking forward to Bridge Builders.
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