I've written about this recently, but it seems the need is still out there to have attention called to this matter.
Do we really WANT to support one another in our MUTUAL pursuit? I hope so.
I've just created a new facebook group for FREE books. http://www.facebook.com/groups/369867503068226/
Join it and help support each other.
It's like this...we can run around spamming our own wares to every other author and be upset when they don't bite...because WE aren't biting on theirs. OR...we can actually support the others first, so that when WE want support, they are more likely to oblige as well. When we run around spamming everyone else constantly with an "take mine" attitude without us giving anything in return, people get sick of seeing us.
Is THAT helpful for our marketing? Not so much.
So let's grow some guts. Have a tiny bit of courtesy. Of human decency. Of mutual respect. Of...common sense. Too bad common sense isn't common at all. Wonder who came up with that term anyway...
Let's change the trends...TOGETHER. Let's stop just spamming our books to every fellow author we come across. Let's band together and each author simply point and click to download the free wares to raise our fellow author's ranking. Let's help one another raise in Amazon's precious rankings so that ACTUAL paying customers will then see our individual wares. Let's help each other make actual cash. Let's stop pimping our own wares to every other author. Oh wait, did I already say that one?
Let's stop only pimping our own wares to every other author.
Wait...I feel like I'm repeating myself.
Well, maybe if some authors would listen...maybe if some authors would listen...maybe if some authors would listen...*slaps recording*
Help me create a new recording. Help me create a recording that says "All indies actually, honest-to-God support each other, it's awesome!"
Here's an idea from the Twilight Zone. How about we each make a commitment to start pimping other author's works and not touch our own. I will say this...from my own experience of doing just that, I've sold a copy of each book in my Jack series when I wasn't pimping them myself. However, when I pimped them myself every single day...they books were broken. Stuck. In the mud. Going nowhere fast. Zero to sixty in...well...in infinity because they never hit sixty, haha.
And that is a series from which the first book is in over 10,000 readers hands/kindles currently.
So, let's enjoy our personal Twilight Zone and flip the conventional thinking scenario on it's head. You just may be PLEASANTLY surprised. Give it a shot and see. What do you have to lose?