Four things indie writers need to stop doing right now

D Kai Wilson-Viola

Kai Wilson-Viola writes under various names, and in all genres. Co-founder and webmistress of the IAG site, she writes content on request of members. She has written several books including the Ten Hour Marketing Plan and 12x12 - tutorials for social media. When not writing, she can be found maintaining sites, designing themes, managing a charity called the Less than Three foundation, gaming, knitting or reading.

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  1. I’d add to that last one the even more passive aggressive approach where someone leaves a review of your book, unsolicited, and then messages you to say “hey, I’ve reviewed your book, now you should review mine” which is especially mean because you feel terrible if you don’t. leaving a review for someone should never be part of a bargaining tool or something you consider as payment. Leave a review if you loved (or hated, or were indifferent about) a book and want to share that with other readers. Would you tweet Lee Child to tell him you’d just reviewed his book and why the hell isn’t he reviewing yours? Of course not. So treat other authors with that same respect.

    • Kai says:

      Yeah – there’s variations of all of these that we all encounter. I’ve really found it quite sad to see everything that people were telling me had been happening when I first started talking about this.