I agree with this post. Indie authors (and soon to be indie authors) must read and promote each other’s work because it can be difficult to get noticed. So shout about the short stories, novellas, and novels that you enjoyed. Most likely, you’ll get the same in return when your book hits the ‘Net.
If you’ve self published, you know that the hardest part of the process is certainly not writing the book. In fact, writing it is the enjoyable part. Marketing it is the bane of indie author existence. After all, you’re authors, not professional marketers. Most self-published authors certainly aren’t rich and definitely can’t finance a marketing campaign, but we all know that without people finding out about your writing, simply hitting the ‘publish’ button online won’t mean a thing. You could have a work of art. You may have written the next Harry Potter series, but if nobody reads it, you’re done. Your work gets buried in the glut of other books. It will be hidden in between the work by a ninth grader and some fitness book that your thousand pound yoga instructor wrote.
That is where other self-published authors come in. Since trying to merge into the scene, I…
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