10 Obsolete Beliefs that Can Block Self-Publishing Success
by Anne R. Allen
This is an excellent post with pertinent, supportive, specific information for indie writers. Please read the whole article on her blog (link is below).
My favorites of Anne’s 10 points:
#1: Do we really need paper books to be “successful”?
Apparently not: “EVERY SUCCESSFUL INDIE AUTHOR YOU’VE HEARD ABOUT IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS HAS MADE THE BULK OF THEIR INCOME SELLING E-BOOKS.”
image from: http://blog.nathanbransford.com
#4: Does book “swag” sell books?
Apparently not: “Toys don’t sell books. Word of mouth from readers sells books. Especially word of mouth online, where people can simply click through to a buy page.”
image from: http://lizcoley.com
and, best of all, #10 (and previous ones relate to this as well):
“So what’s the best way to launch a book in this new publishing world? Nobody really knows. Sometimes books take off and the author doesn’t have a clue why…”
Imagine this next image with a big red line diagonally running through it!
image from: http://ebooklaunch.com
What do I keep reading/hearing, repeatedly, sells more ebooks? QUALITY and QUANTITY, both. Write well and publish a lot!
Please go to Anne’s site, read and comment/thank her for the rest. Great post, Anne. Thanks!
posted 8/24/14 and STILL HELPFUL every day!