The recent months have been filled with author mails asking me to review their books. I'm interested in the self-publishing phenomenon, so I was thinking of all the possible road-bumps in the path to actually getting a good book out there. There are plenty of self-doubts one goes through while doing anything, so publishing your own novel must be extra hard!Here is a super article called "Publicide" on common mistakes made by new and self-published authors:
I'd recommend you check it out, the remarks are pretty funny!
Sample quotes from the article:
"10. Failing to secure a way for the world to buy the book besides one’s own website. There are currently 4 billion websites—how will your buyer find you? A basic Amazon Advantage account is a start. Acquiring Baker & Taylor as a wholesaler is better. In some cases, getting a distributor for the book is best. Also Death by Supply Chain."
© Jacqueline Church Simonds 2009
Oh, and for a Pick-me-up, all you aspiring authors and self-publishing gurus should know that these authors also self-published:
Edgar Allen Poe, Beatrix Potter, Margaret Atwood, Virginia Woolf.