Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

I have been a bit tied up with some family health issues the past few days and have not had a chance to catch up on my blog. So I am reblogging a post from Kristen Lamb’s Blg. She is a wonderful activist for self-publication and it was refreshing to see her point out that self-published authors can make some major mistakes along the way. Read and learn! And if you don’t yet follow her blog, I highly recommend it!!

Kristen Lamb's Blog

Happy Monday! Okay, last week, upon my return from Thrillerfest, we explored what I felt were the 5 top mistakes that are killing traditional publishing. Then, on Friday, we talked about how self-publishing can help writers as a whole, even traditional writers. It is a wonderful time to be a writer, but I want to make myself crystal clear.

This business is hard work. There are no shortcuts.

I Don’t Take Sides

I feel that traditional publishing has a lot to offer the industry. If I didn’t believe that, I wouldn’t spend so much time and effort challenging them to innovate to remain competitive. Self-publishing is not a panacea, and, since I spent last week focusing on the traditional end of the industry, today we are going to talk about the top five mistakes I feel are killing self-publishing authors.

Mistake #1 Publishing Before We Are Ready

The problem…

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2 Comments

  1. Great video…I love the monotonous voices. Thanks also, for recommending Kristen Lamb’s blog. Great insight to have. My thoughts go out to you and your family.

    • Thanks Katherine! How was the wedding?? Was it last weekend? 🙂 congratulations!!
      Mom is fine now and home – so all is well.
      This video just cracked me up. 🙂

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