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Helping Indie Authors

Hey everybody! I hope you’re all doing well.

Today I’d like to talk about the importance of supporting indie authors and how you can go about doing so. As you’d probably expect, this subject is very near and dear to my heart and I would greatly appreciate it if you would please take the time to read this post. Thank you.

Many things in life are difficult and being a self-published author is no exception. I think the hardest thing I’ve experienced so far about being self-published is getting the word out about my work. Let’s face it – there are only so many ways to spread the news about one’s writing when it hasn’t been recognized by a traditional publishing company.

Due to the fact that it is so hard to advertise one’s own work, I truly believe in the importance of others assisting in the spreading of the news. The more that people get the word out that indie authors exist and that they are writing books (books that are sometimes just as good as those published traditionally), the more of a chance authors will have of making sales.

I’m going to be honest – it would be nice if everyone was able to purchase every book imaginable, but I think we all know that that’s not likely. For one thing, not everyone is interested in reading every book out there (I know I’m not), and for another thing, we all have limited funds. I’m not going to say that I go around buying every book ever written by an indie author because I don’t. I simply don’t have the money to do so. However, I do believe in supporting indie authors in any way possible, whether big or small – this includes trying to download some books when they are free and write honest reviews.

To continue on the subject of purchasing books written by self-published authors, I understand one’s hesitation to do so. It can be difficult spending our money on anything, let alone spending our hard earned savings on books written by an author that’s new to the literary word and who isn’t a ‘household name’. However, this is something that we all must remember: we need to give indie authors a chance. Not everyone is lucky enough to be traditionally published. This does not mean that an author doesn’t have talent or that their work isn’t good! 

Here’s the truth. I have read some utterly amazing books written by indie authors. I have read some books that I truly enjoyed. If I had decided that I wouldn’t read these books because the authors were self-published, not only would I be a hypocrite, but I would have missed out on something wonderful!

So when you’re looking at books or when you hear about an author who is self-published, please don’t automatically dismiss their work. If you want to help support their writing, but can’t afford to make a purchase, that’s okay. Instead, please consider spreading the word about their work in other ways – write a blog post about it, show a picture on Instagram or Facebook, give an author interview – whatever!

If you are looking for a book to purchase or if you have the money to spend and a book published independently sounds good, then please consider making the purchase. Please don’t hesitate merely because the author chose to self-publish. Indie authors deserve to have their work read – after all, we all spend a lot of time and energy making our writing enjoyable. Please, don’t sell us short!

For a list of indie authors in which I’ve read their books and have truly enjoyed their work, please see below:

1.) Luke P. Narlee’s The Appointment

2.) N.M. McGregor’s West End Montana

3.) Ginger Elinburg’s Wicked Welcome

4.) Jade Moore’s Conversations Bordering on Torment

I am also in the process of reading two other books by indie authors:

1.) Ligeia Wang’s Beyond Event Horizon

2.) Richard Bell’s Life Seemed Good, But…

 

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LAST DAY!

Hey bookish friends! Today is the last day to download your copies of Rest in Piece and Abstract Clarity for only $2.99 each! 

Click HERE to download your copy today!

As always, I appreciate all your support!

Thank you,

B.W. Ginsburg

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Just 3 More Days!

Hey everybody! There are only three more days in the month of March, which means that there are only three more days to download my books, Rest in Piece and Abstract Clarity, for only $2.99 each. Once April begins, the books will return to their regular prices of $4.99 each.

To take advantage of this wonderful deal, please feel free to click the link below. As always, thank you for your support!

-B.W. Ginsburg

https://www.amazon.com/B.W.-Ginsburg/e/B01MU5Y0YL/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1522341830&sr=8-1

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About the Author – Writing Journey

Hey everybody! Today I’d like to share with you a timeline of my writing journey.

  • Prior to 2015 – Poem accepted in an anthology

 

  • 2015 – Poem accepted in a magazine

 

  • July 2016 – Became a freelancer for The Seeds 4 Life

 

  • October 2016 – Published my first novel, Rest in Piece

 

  • June 2017 – Published my short story collection, Abstract Clarity

 

  • March 2018 – Currently working on new romance/fantasy/sci-fi novel
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One Step At A Time

Sometimes stories practically write themselves. You have an idea, you start writing, and before you know it, it’s already time for editing. Other times, the process moves a little slower. You still have your idea and you may know how you want the story to go, but getting to the end is a little trickier than you originally thought.

Moving slowly when you’re working on a story or other piece of writing is okay. Unless you have a deadline that you absolutely have to meet, it’s okay if you’re not writing at a super fast speed. After all, some authors take years to complete their projects.

As many of you may already know, I’m currently working on a romance-fantasy novel with a bit of sci-fi. I am so excited for this project and am doing pretty well with it. I admit that I’m not writing every day and that I’m currently only about forty-five pages into the story, but I do love my idea and where it’s heading. Yes, I don’t have the whole thing perfectly mapped out in my mind, but I do have faith that as I continue to write, the pieces will fall into place.

I’ve been working on my story one step at a time. I’m trying my hardest not to worry about every single event that’s going to take place. Yes, I might not have all the blanks filled in yet, but I do believe that as I write, more and more ideas will come flooding in.

If you’re like me and you love your story idea and where it’s going so far, but you find that you’re writing at a slower pace than you’d like, try not to worryJust because your story isn’t being written in record time does not mean that it doesn’t have potential to be wonderful. There is absolutely nothing wrong with taking your time when writing your book. Take it slow, enjoy the ride, and write the best piece of writing you can!

Writing Update: As mentioned above, I have written about 45 pages of my new romance-fantasy-sci-fi novel! My main villain now has a name thanks to a good friend that I ‘met’ through Instagram. The story will feature love, conflict, sci-fi, and much more! For further updates, please stay tuned to this blog and my Instagram page over at b.w.ginsburg48! Thank you!

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Interview By Nick Bagrationi

Hey everyone! Just the other day, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the wonderful and talented, Nick Bagrationi, creator of the website Howtreasure! Nick asked me questions about my two published books, my writing for The Seeds 4 Life, and my two stores on teespring.com!

Please feel free to check out the interview by clicking the link below. Thank you!

http://www.howtreasure.com/1710/top-2-new-inspirational-motivational-stores/

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March E-Book Sale!

Hey everybody! During the entire month of March, the kindle versions of my books, Rest in Piece and Abstract Clarity, will be on sale for the low price of just $2.99! Both of my books can be found by visiting the following link. Thank you for your support!

https://www.amazon.com/B.W.-Ginsburg/e/B01MU5Y0YL/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1519875853&sr=8-1

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