Another excellent post from Dylan Hearn who will be featured on my own Reading Recommendations blog in July! This is such an important concept for all Indie Authors to grasp and run with … By Paying It Forward, as Dylan suggests, Everybody wins!
When I wrote my original Pay It Forward post, I had little idea of the reaction it would cause. It was largely written as a statement of intent for myself. Why should I, as a self-published author, expect people to buy my work when I didn’t buy books from other self-published authors myself? I decided to change my behaviour, with the aim of purchasing and reading the work of those I had met since beginning this journey and promoting those books I’d enjoyed.
At the same time, I wondered how many other self-published authors bought work from their peers. The final paragraph – where do you come in – was written in the hope that one or two of my fellow authors would be converted to the cause of paying it forward. It was added mostly as an afterthought. My think was that maybe my thoughts would influence one or two others to join…
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