I need to whine. I hate making decisions!
I know this isn’t a popular stance among Indie authors. We value our freedom and independence.
And I do. When I was traditionally published, I had my share of aggravation over decisions made about my work while I stood by timid and powerless, just grateful to have gotten through the magic door.
But in another month I’ll be reaching my one year mark as a self-published author and I have to say the one thing I hate about it is the constant weighing of how to use my time and money. And the constant barrage of information and opinions that all require . . .
Pinterest will be bigger than Facebook!
You’ll get sued if you use Pinterest!
New readers found me through Pinterest!
Don’t waste money on ads!
I sold 500 books the day I ran this ad!
Blog three times a week!
Readers don’t care about blogs!
Go cheap or free to find new readers!
Raise your prices so you don’t look like an amateur!
Keep the same author name for all your books!
Change your name if you write in a different genre!
Don’t bother with promotion. Just write more books!
No one will know your books are there if you don’t promote them!
I could go on. And on.
But I’m sure you already know what I’m talking about. So tell me, WG2E-Land, how do you make the constant decisions we Indie authors are faced with daily? Research? A mentor? Instinct?
And if it drives you as crazy as it does me, then go ahead . . . whine a little.
The Best of Indie Epublishing Decision-Making Wishes — Alicia Street