The odds of finding readers on Kindle Boards.

Of all the sites I’ve found to promote your book the oddest is Kindle Boards (see previous post Banned) where I was kicked off for a week for promoting myself.   I just posted the following there to welcome myself back from my week banishment.

Indie writing makes it real for a writer who has to put herself out there without the backing and psychological reinforcement that she’s been approved by an agent, editor, and publisher.   This requires faith in yourself and confidence in your writing or it’s a symptom of extreme delusion, or a combination of both.  I listened to a piece last night about why everybody was buying those lotto tickets when the odds of winning are 1 in 175,711,536 or put another way: If you buy 50 tickets a week, you will win the jackpot every 68,000 years.   What makes people think they can win is their imagination.   That same creative vision that leads to works of fiction also cast a mental illusion that your writing will be read and appreciated if you only put it out there.   I’ve begun to think that the chances of running into a reader on Kindle Boards as opposed to writers trying to promote their books are about the same as winning the lotto.

Take that you SOB’s!


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