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Posts Tagged ‘Paige Weaver’

Bestselling Indie Author: ‘DO NOT READ YOUR REVIEWS’

One bestselling self-published author urged other writers to avoid reading reviews online. Do you agree?

Novelist Paige Weaver has spent five weeks on our Self-Published Bestsellers List with Promise Me Darkness, but she stopped reading reviews as her book spread online.  Here is her simple advice:

My policy is DO NOT READ YOUR REVIEWS. Good or bad. I’ve heard this from other authors so that is my new motto. The first few days after “Promise Me Darkness” was released, I read all the reviews and they were good but I knew that the bad ones were coming. Every book has had bad reviews. It is just human nature. We can’t all agree on everything … I do not read reviews on Goodreads, Amazon, or anywhere else. I’m too scared. I haven’t developed that thick skin so many authors told me I had to have in this business. My hubby and friends tell me what the good reviews say and sometimes they tell me what the bad reviews say if they think it might be helpful for my writing. Knowing there are some bad reviews does hurt, I’ll admit, but then I think of that childhood saying – “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”

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Barbara Freethy Tops Self-Published Bestsellers List

Novelist Barbara Freethy leads our Self Published Bestsellers List this week with her romantic suspense title, Don’t Say a Word.

To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in four major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, B&N, Apple iBookstore and Smashwords. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book.

If you want more resources as an author, try our Free Sites to Promote Your eBook post, How To Sell Your Self-Published Book in Bookstores post and our How to Pitch Your Book to Online Outlets post.

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Seinfeld 2000 eBook Rises on Self-Published Bestsellers List

A mysterious writer named Seinfeld 2000 has steadily climbed our Self-Published Bestsellers List these past few weeks with a Smashwords eBook that picks up where the Seinfeld show ended–The Apple Store.

To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in four major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, B&N, Apple iBookstore and Smashwords. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book.

If you are an independent author looking for support, check out our free directory of people looking for writers groups.

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J. S. Scott Leads Self-Published Bestsellers List

Novelist J. S. Scott topped the Barnes & Noble section of our our Self-Published Bestsellers List this week with a boxed set about a sexy billionaire.

To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in four major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, B&N, Apple iBookstore and Smashwords. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book.

If you are an independent author looking for support, check out our free directory of people looking for writers groups.

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Katy Evans Hits Bestseller Lists in 4 Self-Publishing Marketplaces

Novelist Katy Evans has cracked all four marketplaces monitored in our Self-Published Bestsellers List this week, starting with the No. 2 spot at Amazon.

To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in four major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, B&N, Apple iBookstore and Smashwords. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book.

If you are an independent author looking for support, check out our free directory of people looking for writers groups.

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Rachel Van Dyken Tops Self-Published Bestsellers List

Novelist Rachel Van Dyken led our Self-Published Bestsellers List this week, taking the No. 1 spot at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

To help GalleyCat readers discover self-published authors, we compile weekly lists of the top eBooks in four major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, B&N, Apple iBookstore and Smashwords. You can read all the lists below, complete with links to each book.

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