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Self-Published Authors Share 5 Things They Learned in 2012 ~ Part 7

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 James Toner:

I am no expert on the subject of self-publishing, and certainly couldn’t describe myself as a best seller. But I do have about two years’ experience of the process. My first foray into self-publishing was a collection of short stories, Ovolution and Other Stories, published June, 2011. I suppose a lot of self-published authors start that way. The book was quite well received and got some generous reviews. But I learned my first lesson from that exercise: Continue Reading…