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More about releasing an indie title

February 23, 2013 | Real life

writer at work a

The caricature of a woman hunched over the keyboard is fairly accurate, except I try to practice better posture. :lol: My point is that watching a writer at work is just about as exciting as watching paint dry.

What makes writers cool is when they write awesome stories that I get to read. There are literally thousands of books released everyday. Many of them have attractive covers, enticing blurbs, celebrity endorsements, and impressive reviews. Sadly none of these fine trappings have guaranteed a good read. Sampling a new-to-me author helps. Sometimes even this fails, because the beginning of a book is not typical. The opening may be backstory and therefore much slower than the rest of the novel. Or the opening may be exciting and the story bogs down shortly after the beginning chapters.

More and more often I bridge that gap between considering a new author and actually buying by purchasing an inexpensive self-published title, by the same writer. Since this works for me, I polished and enriched my first futuristic erotic romance, Dalila’s Choice in the hope it will work for the gentle readers considering buying my stuff.

What makes you likely to splurge on a new author?

Posted by Evanne @ 4:00 am  

2 Responses to “More about releasing an indie title”

  1. Allie Ritch Says:

    Anthologies are a great way to try new authors. I’ll often try an author’s single title work after that, though there’s a definite difference in style between a shorter work and a full novel. For the most part, I get hooked by blurbs or taglines and have to give a book a try.

  2. Evanne Says:

    Great point, Allie! I totally spaced on anthologies, ’cause I rarely read them. Too cheap :blush: Friends’ recommendations are why I usually look at a book, but even then I still sample. :wub:

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