Success as an author seems to depend on how much money you can spend on promoting yourself. EVEN ENTRY TO BOOK COMPETITIONS REQUIRES A FEE.
In the first book competition I’ve ever entered, I was given a date for my book’s cover to appear so others could vote on it. The organisers also sent me an invitation to accept a price reduced service. When I didn’t take up the reduced offer, my book’s cover was no longer eligible for the competition.
I have very limited funds. I’m over 70 and don’t even have my own pension (I receive a basic amount from the state which is deducted from my husband’s state pension. Therefore, most competitions and other publicity opportunities open to authors are unavailable to me.
So Readers, please be aware that books which do not carry a coveted ‘WINNER OF – SOME COMPETITION’ banner, aren’t necessarily inferior to those that do carry those banners. It may just be that the author can’t afford to promote their books in that way. it would be wonderful if you could give all indie authors a fair chance regardless of them having no awards. True indie authors who have to do everything themselves because they can’t afford to pay someone else to do it, probably work twice as hard as an author who uses author services, especially if they are striving to make their books the best.
JUDGE FOR YOURSELF
You can read the first few chapters of my psychological thriller ‘TISSUE OF LIES’ FREE on my Amazon book page. Just click on the ‘LOOK INSIDE’ feature at the top of the book image.
You can also read the first few chapters of my co-authored dark thriller ‘YOUR LAST BREATH’ FREE by clicking on the ‘LOOK INSIDE’ feature.