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Reviews. This one simple word can cause any respectable author to groan, spit, curse, and lose sleep. The dreaded “R” word makes us pull our hair out, gnash our teeth, and reach for the Excedrin bottle on a regular basis. Why does this word have so much power over writers? Because authors need reviews if they want to sell books.
Get people to do more than slowly scroll past your content. Entice them to come in, click through, and take a look at what you have to offer.
As writers we’re creative and that means story ideas tend to pop up at every turn. Just sitting at stop light observing what’s happening around us could be the starting point for a complete novel! Pretty soon our brains become overpopulated with ideas until we find ourselves overwhelmed, stuck, or jumping from project to project before one is even complete.
So what can we do with all these ideas crowding our minds?
The struggle is real. We authors like to spend our time writing, not marketing. I get it. I’d much rather be at my standing desk deciding how my suicidal character offs herself or designing a new world for my dragons to romp in than spending my precious time marketing.
But the hard truth is we self-published authors have to market our work, and to a degree, ourselves. Sure, you could have written the next Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but it’s irrelevant if no one knows your book exists.
This is a guest post written by A.P. Stayberg.
As the basketball hall of famer and NBA icon Allen Iverson, once said, “We talkin’ ‘bout practice? It’s important, but we talkin’ ‘bout practice, man.” Yes, Allen, we are talking about practice, and, it’s a good thing, too.