You've written some books, but they're not selling as well as you hoped.
Or maybe you sold well in the beginning but your sales have slipped and you don't know what to do. You've tried advertising, but you don't think you're very good at it. Or maybe your books just suck. Or maybe the algorithms hate you, or it's because some troll gave you a one-star review.
At any rate, you're struggling.
You're too busy doing stuff that probably doesn't matter, but you can't see what or how to cut.
This book is for you!
Indie Writer Unboxed follows four hypothetical writers from the same online writing community on their journey, with challenges they face and steps they take to overcome them.
As reader with some self-publishing experience, you're sure to find something in common with one of them: Tom, the semi-retired chemist who looks after his ill wife, Jack, who has lots of small dabbles at many different things, including having sold some books to a traditional press, Emily, who writes lots and lots of books but feels burnt out, and Lucy, a stay-at-home mother with a husband who really doesn't "get" her desire to write.
This is not a how-to book, and it's not a book that shows you how to (or claims that you will surely) make squillions. It's a book about the range of realities that the vast majority of writers will find themselves in after the initial glow of publishing has worn off.
It's a book about how to adapt, how to change your mindset, and how to be happy.
About the author
Patty Jansen lives in Sydney, Australia, where she spends most of her time writing Science Fiction and Fantasy. Her story This Peaceful State of War placed first in the second quarter of the Writers of the Future contest and was published in their 27th anthology. She has also sold fiction to genre magazines such as Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Redstone SF and Aurealis.
Her novels (available at ebook venues) include Watcher’s Web (soft SF), The Far Horizon (middle grade SF), Charlotte’s Army (military SF) and Fire & Ice, Dust & Rain and Blood & Tears (Icefire Trilogy) (dark fantasy). Her novel Ambassador was published by Ticonderoga Publications in 2013.