Here are the top four mistakes I see independent authors making that are absolutely certain to drive away potential readers. #1 Mentioning you checked spelling and grammar in your book description or on social media. I am genuinely shocked at the number of times “authors” tout this as a reason to buy their book. It takes MINUTES to run spell check in a word processing program. You do not get a gold star or a pat on the head for doing this. Adults are expected to do this.
Here is another gem from Book Marketing Tools. I do not agree with everything in this blog post, especially this idea that you can and should try to do all/most of this EVERYDAY. I find focus is very important to my writing and my productivity; do things ONE at a time or you will burn out trying to be everything at once. Here is that post in full: 5 New Years Resolutions for Authors Happy New Year! A new year causes us to look back at the previous year and see all that we h
A few nice guidelines for author etiquette. I do disagree with the point at the end that says that if you think your book is good then therefore it is not. There is a difference between self confidence and arrogance. Believe in yourself, believe in your work while communicating humility and gratitude. How NOT to get promotion for yourself and your book …. #kindness #etiquette #realitycheck #Author #behavior