Self-Published Authors are Not Entitled to a Free Ride

Posted: August 14, 2013 in Writing
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These days, you have self-published authors asking their readers to finance their editing fees, the creation of the book cover, and even vacations/plane tickets/living expenses. And when these authors don’t get “donations”, they can throw hissy fits.
This is not acceptable behavior, and will only harm the author in the end. We as readers don’t owe them anything, especially without garauntee of anything back. For more, read this article by novelist and fellow writer for Self-Published Auhtors Helping Other Authors, Ruth Ann Nordin.

  1. Wow. She sounds like a real ball-buster. But then again, she isn’t wrong. Self-published authors have to be some of the most annoying people around. Always demanding that people read their crappy manuscript. And I should know, I am one. Ha!

    • Oh, you’re not that bad, Matt. In fact, you read RC all for an interview. You didn’t give two sh*ts about the hundred bucks. I think that speaks a lot for your character and your determination to be an excellent author.

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