August 2021 - All About Editing
Dear Indie Annie...
Dear Indie Annie, I published my first book last month. I worked really hard on it, paid for professional editing and cover, and I’m really proud of it. But when I told friends and family that I had a book out, they asked who the publisher was and what “deal” did I get. They told me that self-publishing isn’t real publishing, it’s just for books that aren’t good enough to be picked up by a traditional publisher. Now I feel really low and am struggling to find the motivation to continue with book two in the face of such derision of my achievement. What should I do? Self-Published in St. Petersburg Dear Self-Published, May I call you SP? I’ll take that as a “yes.” I will start by saying “Congratulations, you wrote a book!” Savor that incredible success for a moment. Sweet, sweet, darling SP, many years ago, when I
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