Musings on the Craft of Writing

[Reblog]- Five Mistakes Killing Self-Published Authors

I have only posted about Self-pubbing once, wherein I talk about the downside to the “Revolution.”  This post by Kristen Lamb is well-considered and well-written.  I encourage all Indie-pubbers out here to read it.



6 responses

  1. Tonia

    This is a great service you are offering other writers. Goodness is YOU. 🙂

    December 18, 2013 at 10:57 pm

  2. A great article, Daniel. I especially enjoyed Kristen’s video. Very true and the reason I have been hesitating, even though I have had a completed novel since September, to let it see the light of day.

    December 19, 2013 at 10:57 am

  3. Great to read in the blog you sent us to that the more books a writer has out there the better their chances of making money, letting alone taking off. The naming of a 3-book minimum is particularly interesting. It’s an exponential-type theory I’ve had for a long time, but hadn’t seen in print by any internet maven until now. Thanks.

    December 19, 2013 at 4:22 pm

  4. Number 4 in particular!

    January 3, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    • Yes, I read from Dan Ariely about the dangers of giving away things for free. It sets the expectation in the mind of the consumer that the free thing has no value. They will therefore (unconsciously) degrade it when they didn’t have to pay for it.

      January 3, 2014 at 4:05 pm

      • Exactly – it seems to me you’re asking for a bad review if you give your book away for free because the reviewer has quite probably downloaded it even though they weren’t really interested in it!

        January 6, 2014 at 3:54 pm

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