With e-books and the ease with which anything can be published, writers have a new way to not write a novel that may be worth reading. They don’t have to put in the work. Whatever they write is worth putting out as a self released e-book.
This relieves the pressure of trying to grow as a writer and combining it with the chip-on-your-shoulder attitude you get from a rejection letter. Well, lets just say you got a double whammy of not worthy to be published.
If you want to be taken seriously as an e-book author, there are some things you can do.
Use test readers- have them review your work and provide feedback.
- Does the plot flow seamlessly throughout the story?
- How was the pacing?
- How did you feel about the characters?
- Did the dialogue move the story forward?
- How was the wording, did it flow? Was it too wordy? Too choppy?
- What was your overall impression?
Hire a good freelance editor-the big benefit of traditional publishing is professional editing. It’s worth finding a reputable freelance editor to review your work if you want to be taken seriously as a writer.
I don’t think there is anything wrong with e-books. I have thought about using this method myself. There are traditionally published authors now using e-books. Just don’t use it as an easy way out. Put in the work and develop your writing skills.
If you’re using it just so you can be published, you accomplished the feat, but that doesn’t mean anyone will ever read it.
Please feel free to comment on my thoughts. I would love to hear from you. Also if you would like a little more information on E-Books, I have another blog on the different ways to get your book published.
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