(Reblog) Readers Can’t Find Your Book

Hey everyone, Chris has been kind enough to host me as a guest on his blog again. My post is all about increasing your book’s visibility and ultimately earning more sales. If it sounds interesting, I’d love for you to head over to Chris’s site, hit the share button, and show him some support. Thank’s for your help!

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According to UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization) over two million books have been published this year. That does include everything written before or all of the books that will be published in the future. If I had a penny for every hundred books ever published, I’d certainly have a lot more pennies than I do now. While this statistic seems a bit detached, it is crucial for your success as an author. In order for a reader to find your book, you have worse than a one in two million chance.

There is one major problem with this statistic; launching a book isn’t the same as buying a lottery ticket. Luck might be a bit of a factor, but if you are not seeing sales, there is likely something you are doing wrong. I know this sounds harsh, and no…

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God Awful Writing Advice (Reblog from Novelty Revisions)

I think this is an awesome post idea. I know I have gotten some pretty terrible advice before. In my opinion, writing something for “exposure” is crap. I will write for free for my own blog, and a few other exceptions, but I think that writers who accept exposure instead of money devalue the entire profession. Check out Novelty Revisions to read some other pieces of terrible writing advice.

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When you go on the hunt for writing advice, it’s sometimes hard to tell what’s good advice and what isn’t, at least at first glance. Writers, myself included, operate with good intentions when they try to help others. But sometimes we go about giving advice in a way that isn’t quite as helpful, or encouraging, or inspirational as we’d like it to be.

Here’s a quick guide to help you spot good writing advice, and a few examples for the kinds of writing advice you should approach with caution.

Good writing advice is …

  • Specific, yet broad
  • Applicable to different types of people
  • Helpful and detailed
  • Based on personal experience

In short, “good” writing advice is actionable. Anyone reading or listening to it should be able to go away on their own time and apply it, which means it should be explained well. This also means writing advice should never…

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