Indi publishing? Thick skin required

As an indi publisher I find its a tough learning curve. Getting the correct cover picture, writing the right short description, choosing an appropriate title. Each step is fraught with danger particularly if you don’t want to start paying for services before you’ve earned any money.

But the toughest part of the process without a doubt is people posting negative feedback. It was quite a surprise to me that people would far rather write negative things than positive. Mainly because I’m one of those people who rarely leave feedback. If I enjoy it I buy the next one if I didn’t I don’t.

Now I have to admit some of the criticism was helpful and I amendment my work at their suggestion but others you’ve just got to take on the chin. For example I had someone complain my book was not for young readers when it was in the adult section and another who admitted they hadn’t even read the free download they just didn’t like the cover.

Should I care about these comments I ask myself? Well the conclusion I came to is no. For the few who don’t like it many more do. So I guess its time to grow a thick skin and enjoy the weird and wonderful world of the Independent writer and for those of you who enjoy my work, Thank you I promise to do my best to entertain you all.


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