8 Lies Authors Tell Themselves about Book Marketing

This article.

This article is blunt. This article is hard-hitting. This article might make you scream. Or pout. Or cry. All at once. For oh-so-many reasons.

This article speaks directly to my soul.

Seriously, though, have you ever heard someone say stuff like…

  1. “Oh it’s easy for you, you’ve got a big platform!”
  2. “But you spent a lot of money, and I don’t have any.”
  3. “I’m not good with computers and I don’t know how to do all that stuff.”
  4. “You have a lot of friends who will promote for you.”
  5. “I’m a writer, not a book marketer.”
  6. “Readers aren’t smart enough to like my book.”
  7. “I’m doing everything right but my books aren’t selling!”
  8. “Giving my books away for free teaches readers not to buy.”

Or even said them yourself?

Well, I think Derek Murphy from Creativindie does a fantabulous job of addressing every single one in this article. The article that’s on a first-name basis with my soul now 😉

8 Lies Authors Tell Themselves about Book Marketing that I’m Sick of Hearing

Definitely gave me a much-needed kick in the butt. Hope it’s just as helpful to you awesome possums!

Hugs,

Mistress Ann

P.S. Yes, the sausage shop example made me giggle. Like a dirty, naughty, highly inappropriate girl. I blame it on the whole smutty romance-lovin’ thing.

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