What Puts Readers Off Self-Published Books?

A bit of a pointer here from Tara Sparling as to WHAT NOT TO DO to encourage readers to buy your indie published book. Liking the graph, Tara!

Tara Sparling writes

ANOTHER graph! Heaven.... I'm in Heaven.... ANOTHER graph! Heaven…. I’m in Heaven….

Oh, we’ve come a long way from What Makes People Buy Self-Published Books last week, ladies and gentlesirs!

Brace yourselves now, as we enter the dark side of book marketing: the things which make you REFUSE to buy self-published books.

And we’ve all experienced this to some degree. Self-publishing often gets a very bad rap. If people avoided some of the behaviour which follows, the industry can only benefit.

Cobbled together from the feedback from you, the nice people who comment, I now have a list of what’s most likely to make sure you will never buy a book from a certain author, let alone read one.

These fall loosely into 3 categories:

1. Pushy Marketing Tactics
2. Bad Book Design
3. The Writing Itself

These categories also come in the order which they would turn readers off a book. Even if a book didn’t…

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Zee
    Aug 07, 2014 @ 00:52:15

    Thanks for sharing this, Christine. I think it sums things up nicely!

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Teagan Kearney
    Aug 07, 2014 @ 22:32:26

    A very useful post, Christine, with points we need to remember.

    Liked by 1 person


  3. cicampbell2013
    Aug 08, 2014 @ 00:30:35

    Thanks for commenting, girls. I agree…there are some good points to keep in mind here.



  4. Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin
    Aug 08, 2014 @ 23:08:15

    Good practical post Christine xx

    Liked by 1 person


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