http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/20/self-publishers-authors_n_2909998.html

This is an interesting article on indies who have signed with traditional publishing companies (and a few who passed up the first deal). It’s these interesting angles that can see you through the rough spots, like lagging sales or writer’s block.

The important thing I took away from this article is this: There’s an increasing amount of competition out there. With some brilliant writers in the market your story needs to be as polished and as perfect as possible. You only get one chance to make an impression on a new reader. If your book isn’t as engaging and clean as it can be then you’ve lost your chance at getting a second sale. There are other indies out there who are making sure they can offer quality material on a consistent basis.

Think about it this way: Everyone with an idea and a computer can publish a book. In that vast sea of material, there are droves of authors with perfect manuscripts. You need to be on your game – and that’s when the magic can happen.

Get writing!

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4 thoughts on “This is not the time to blend in with the crowd!

  1. Can I just say what a comfort to uncover someone who actually understands what they’re talking about on the web. You actually understand how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More and more people must check this out and understand this side of your story. It’s surprising you aren’t more popular because you most certainly have the gift.

    1. Thank you. I spend way too much time reading and commenting – with a book release scheduled for early next month I should be editing – but I like reading and commenting so I do it despite the fact that I know better! Besides, it makes me smile!

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