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Some succinct notes reminding all of us authors to be kind and courteous to bloggers, readers, and each other… and a short lesson in social media etiquette. Great points that we all need to remember and keep in practice. – RAB

Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing

So, you’ve written and published a book. Congratulations! Good for you!

And welcome to the club … I have some sobering news, though. You are not the first, nor will you be the last, to write and publish a book – TODAY! So far this year, 2,396,061 books have been published, worldwide. How do you expect its possible for any one book to compete with numbers like that when searching for interested readers, not to mention buyers with money to spend? And how can any one author ever suppose their newly published book is better or more important than those other 2 million+ books, so much better that one author can expect readers, bloggers and reviewers to fall all over themselves in an attempt to help promote and publicize said book?

Many of these delusional, self-centred authors do exist, unfortunately … so many, in fact, that I feel the…

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4 Comments

  1. Leona says:

    It is a great article indeed, I reblogged it too! I will write a blog article about this very topic soon.

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    • Spec Fic Girl says:

      I’ve saved this in my “Inspiration” folder so I can write an article as well sometime in the future. I don’t think these sort of things can be said enough.

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  2. Thank you for reblogging!

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    • Spec Fic Girl says:

      You’re welcome. I’m glad to have read it and found your blog, too. There are so many things in your article that made me think, “Yeah! Exactly. That!” Not to mention I was on Twitter at the time… so much spamming.

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