The #1 things most self-publishing authors get wrong (mistakes to avoid).

This month I published over 100 YouTube videos. I’m getting a little more confident, though I tend to ramble. In this one I discuss common self-publishing mistakes you should avoid that I see most indie authors screwing up. Here are some of the things I talk about.

  • Ugly website
  • Ugly book cover
  • Spamming people
  • Overprotective of their content
  • Paying too much for book marketing that doesn’t work
  • Promoting without any book reviews
  • Betting the farm on one book

The video comes off a little negative – there are lots of things to get wrong, it’s hard to avoid screwing things up, and there’s nothing you can do about it.

So I wrote another post that’s more positive; you should read it next.

7 Things Indie Authors are doing RIGHT.

About Derek Murphy

Derek Murphy is a book designer with a Ph.D. in Literature. He's been featured on CNN and spoken at dozens of writing conferences around the world. These days he mostly writes young adult fantasy and science fiction, while helping authors build profitable publishing platforms. Find me

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