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.
I’m a philosophy dropout with a PhD in Literature. I covet a cabin full of cats, where I can write fantasy novels to pay for my cake addiction. Sometimes I live in castles.