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

Hey there! I'm a philosophy dropout and book cover designer with a PhD in Literature. After spending a decade as a starving artist, I vowed to create the life of freedom my restless spirit demands. I covet a cabin full of cats, where I can write young adult fantasy novels and do a few editorial critiques to pay for my cake addiction. Sometimes I live in castles. FREE GUIDE: Book Marketing is Dead.