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Why You Should Stop Selling Your Book (and Do Something Better) - Canister X - A.P. Fuchs
This article was originally published July 7, 2016 on the Operation Awesome Blog. Now, repeat after me: selling your book is bad. Very bad. “Wait . . . what?” you say. “If I don’t sell my book, who’s going to read it? Isn’t selling my book and making money what authors are supposed to do after publication?” I don’t know. Is it? If you want to ensure your book won’t sell, sell your book. Here’s what I mean: The on-line world is loaded with authors whining and begging people to, “Buy my book!” They form groups on Facebook, which amount to nothing more than broke writers marketing their books to other broke writers. They tweet purchase links all day and hit up social networks with ads . . . then cry at night because it did absolutely nothing for them. How do you get a following these days with everyone and their dog writing a book, publishing it and calling themselves an author? Or how does someone who starts from scratch come out of nowhere and move copies of their work without shoving it in people’s faces? (And we’ve all seen them: those authors whom we’ve never heard of move …