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Woes of an Indie Writer

Sounds pretty ominous right? Fortunately, it's not entirely. Rather, I'd like to say that I've found the path to indie publishing an educational one. All of the non-fiction books that talk about how easy it is to jump into self-publishing seem to neglect the gritty details about the entire process. I'll be quite honest. Any book that tries to sell you the idea that entering into the self-publishing world is an easy road to a 10K income on the first try is talking out of their arse. Sure there are the lucky few that manage to grab success right out of the gate but for the rest of us we do need to work hard to get recognized.

    This brings me to my own struggles. I've learned that the cover, the book blurb, keywords, and even the title are tremendous hurdles an indie writer has to learn to overcome. All of those various elements that can sink or sail a novel before even getting into the meat of the story itself. Oddly enough, there can also be other factors to…