Self-Publishing Tip — 8

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Most of us who write plan to publish. Some go the  traditional publisher route, others decide to self-publish. Whichever way you choose, remember this: what you write is a product of words. You should treat what you do as a business and act accordingly. You are in the business to sell your work, so keep the following things in mind.

Don’t get into arguments with those who give you one star reviews. Yes, there are trolls out there who think this is a fun way to pass the time. Ignore them.

Don’t put down other authors in an open forum.

Do not treat those you hire like  mindless minions.

Don’t send private messages asking someone to buy your book. That’s akin to bothersome telemarketers.

Treat your editors and beta readers with respect. Pay attention to what they tell you about your work, so you can produce the best product possible.

When it comes to your Author or book pages on FB, be professional there too. Stop with stupid selfies or giving people the finger. You’re an adult and a business person so act like one. What you do on your personal FB page doesn’t matter. Keep the two separate.

About Anna Dobritt

Anna Dobritt is an independent eBook author and an indie publisher of RPG PDFs and fantasy maps through Cartography Unlimited for RPGs. She loves to read and write, and lives in Michigan. Anna enjoys watching Dr. Who, both the classic episodes from the 1960s-1980s and the current episodes. Anna has three trilogies in the queue: Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe – Volume 1: The Beginning has been released, and Volume 2: Discovery, is going through the editing and revision process, with plans to self-publish in 2016. Volume 3: Truth is currently being written. Two other trilogies are The Archivist — Lenara Lenquil Adventures, and the Guardian Blades Trilogy. Anna has self-published Volume 1 of the Ravynwyng Chronicles Universe titled The Beginning; three short stories: The Hunter, First Raven, Raven Voice; a novelette titled Raven Flight, and a collection of short fiction titled Whispers from Within. Where the imagination soars on glowing wings! May the words ever flow!
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2 Responses to Self-Publishing Tip — 8

  1. Reblogged this on Don Massenzio's Blog and commented:
    Here are some great thoughts around self-publishing from Anna Dobritt

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