Writing Advice

3 Self-Inflicted Wounds Made by Most Indie Authors.

The 3 Things Indie Authors Keep Getting Wrong and Need to Stop Doing Immediately.

As an author of indie books—and an occasional reader of indie books—I felt compelled to write this brutally honest, open letter to indie authors, even if I receive hate mail for it.

There are three failures that keep rearing their ugly heads in far too many self-published books. And as long as authors insist on committing these three self-publishing mistakes, they will keep hurting their book sales, their potential writing careers, and the indie publishing community as a whole.

If you’re an indie author who’s committing any—or all three—of the following self-inflicted wounds, the good news is they can all be remedied.

Let’s examine each of them below.

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Quotes: Similarities you can’t ignore.

“With the passage of time the difference between life in the Soviet Union in the 20th century and life in the Western world today is disappearing. Today, the journalist Julian Assange is undergoing the same kind of state terror and torture as any Soviet dissident, if not worse. The Western media is as controlled as the Soviet media, with print, TV, and public radio serving as a propaganda ministry for government and the interest groups that control government. Social media, such as Facebook and Twitter are systematically denying their platforms to those who express views not supportive of the ruling order and its agendas. It has turned out to be easy to get rid of the First Amendment guarantee of free speech, as the media have neither the ability nor the intention of exercising it.”

Paul Craig Roberts