Old books in new formats, new book in progress. Writer’s life after clinical depression.
Book covers are money. ROI. Ways to find your readers. Not something to indulge yourself with. Here’re the “Rules.”
One of the most common indie mistakes: RUSHING INTO PRINT. 99% of the time the book’s not ready and neither is the author for the monumental task of being their own publicist.
If you’re with a big publisher, your critique partner should be your editor. But you don’t have that. So the first lesson is the most difficult: FIND A CRITIQUE PARTNER.
This is not a reader. This is not your friend or family or guy at the bar. This has to be a writer. And besides being a writer, they have to be as good as you are – or close. Not a lot better, because that’s a teacher or mentor. Not a lot worse, they won’t have anything to offer.
I am not here to tell you how to write. But I found out a lot about negotiating the wilds of indiedom I’m happy to share with you.
I wanted to write a series about going from two bucks and change for my 1st royalty payment to $2800 for one month in two years.