Wow. Just wow. It truly does take a village and this recent blog post is a must-read for Indie authors (like myself) who are struggling to stay relevant and make sales in a glutted book market! Stay strong and find your village. 🙂
I’m sure you’re familiar with the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child”! Ideally, it takes that same village to help a writer promote his books. With a plethora of books from every genre known to man, and a few new ones like Psionic, it’s getting progressively difficult to compete in a glutted market.
In an effort to garner a following, many independent authors have opted to give our books away for free. Middlemen, who have no literary talents, have become wealthy in our business by virtue of the book giveaway companies they’ve formed. They advertise our hard work and offer it to the public for free. To register with the more famous of these companies, we must pay them for the privilege of giving away our blood, sweat, and tears.
I’m not blaming readers, since I’ve snagged a few of these freebies myself, but this is not always beneficial…
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