Karma for Authors Who Self-Publish

This line caught my attention: “Have you ever (publicly) said anything bad about any other self-published books?” Why? Because I sit on the sidelines and observe too many Indie’s tearing down their colleagues [yes colleagues] in hopes of what? Crawling over them to get to the top? That is not professional. It is not good practice. It is certainly not good karma!

chrismcmullen

In order to be successful, a self-published author must come up with a good book idea, develop a fine story, write well, edit the manuscript, learn how to format both a paperback and an eBook, and become adept at marketing.

That’s a tall order. Why risk all of that hard work with any possible bad karma?

If you don’t believe in karma, then don’t think karma – think branding. The image that you brand as an author can have a significant impact on sales. Don’t risk bad book karma or negative branding – whatever you prefer to call it.

What do you hope for as an author?

  • Many sales.
  • Frequent reviews.
  • Word-of-mouth referrals.
  • A nice review average.
  • Good and fair comments about your work publicly.
  • Necessary criticism privately.

Authors may not all share the exact same wish list, but these items are probably pretty high up on most writers’ lists.

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