Ruth Ann Nordin has a great blog post about the myths of self-publishing. My favorite is her quote: “Being serious about writing means you care about the quality of your books.”
Myth: If I publish enough books, I’ll be able to make a living as a writer.
Fact: I wish I could say this is true, but there is no guarantee you’ll make a living as a writer, no matter how many books you publish.
And I have no idea why some authors sell more than others or why some books appeal to a wider audience than others. Look at all the vampire books out there. There are so many of them, I can’t even begin to count them all. But it’s only a few we actually know about as a society. Twilight might have made it big, but that doesn’t mean all vampire books will make it big. I met a NY Times Bestselling author who was featured on JA Konrath’s blog who made big sales with one of her books. But her others didn’t sell even a fraction of what…
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