A very honest post about my debut experience and, sadly, my last for EMU’s Debuts. Please follow my fellow debut friends on their incredible journeys!
Originally posted on EMU's Debuts:
Let’s jump right into it, shall we?
Things I Learned During my Debut Process:
- Landing an agent and selling your debut book isn’t THE hurdle. It’s THE FIRST hurdle.
- Not being in Barnes & Noble does make a difference in your book’s success, no matter how many well-meaning people try to assure you otherwise.
- Being in Barnes & Noble does not guarantee your book’s success.
- You will read reviews of your book that will leave you scratching your head, wondering if it’s really YOUR book the reviewer read.
- Just because you have thousands of social media followers doesn’t mean they’ll actually buy your book.
- Just because you publish a book with Simon & Schuster doesn’t mean people who schedule author appearances will want you. You’re still just small potatoes. Think fingerling instead of Idaho.
- You’ll check your Amazon ranking more often than you care to admit and you’ll cringe every…
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