Notes from An Alien

~ Explorations In Reading, Writing, and Publishing ~

Writers, stay true to your standards. Long night of the literary soul


I’ve said it a number of times in this blog—it’s easier to publish then ever before in human history…

However…

Selling books is just as hard as it ever was—some say harder than ever…

Today’s re-blog has Roz Morris revealing how a writer—well-published and savvy—is coping with the ups and downs of the BookWorld.

Nail Your Novel

3564583787_d0faf36e54_b‘There’s never been a better time to be a writer.’ I’ve seen this mantra frequently over the past few years in blogposts, conference reports and news items. And I don’t disagree there’s been a lot to celebrate.

But from what I see right now, this time is also tougher for authors than ever.

Indie authors feel it in their book sales. Hands up who is in a forum where the chief discussion is ‘what can I do about my dwindling sales?’ ‘Anybody else had a dismal month?’ ‘Should I drop my book’s price, put it on Kindle Unlimited, write something more popular, send out more emails, spend $$$ on a marketing course?’

The traditionally published authors I know are faring little better, with shrinking advances, ill-supported launches – even the authors who have awards to prove their worth.

Last week I was having an email conversation with a wise author…

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