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Self-Published Authors Share 5 Things They Learned in 2012 ~ Part 5

Today’s guest post continues the 12-part series I’ve launched in this new year: asking self-published authors what are the top 5 things they’ve learned in the last year. Last year I featured numerous guest posts from indie authors who’d been successful, and I noted the diversity of reasons for their success—some completely in contradiction to another’s—so I thought it would be helpful to have more authors give their insights into the most valuable lessons they’ve learned. Hopefully it will help you navigate the convoluted and confusing maze of indie publishing and give you ideas on how best to spend your time so that it produces the results you desire in your writing career.

Today’s guest post is from D. M. Jarrett

Here are the five important things I learned last year through my self-publishing experience:

1. The competition is fierce. I set out expecting to work hard and hoping to make an impact with my first e-book and to follow it up with a second. A few months ago I saw the statistics! The volume of authors self-publishing has risen exponentially in the past few years. Which means that attaining visibility in front of readers is incredibly tough. Sure you can try all the social media tricks you can think of, however it is like an echo chamber as someone put it. Authors are bouncing messages around with other authors. Where are the readers? (Earning, sleeping, watching TV . . .)

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