Dear Indie Author

This is an excellent letter I wish I had sent to a number of Indie-Book Authors I’ve tried reading over the past couple of years.

Creative State of Mind

Dear Indie Author,

Congratulations on your amazing accomplishment. You’ve written a book, which is an incredible achievement. I’m so proud of you!

Unfortunately, I was not able to review your book. I know how important reviews are, so I really hate that I can’t give you that glowing, five-star review you were looking for. I enjoy our interaction on Facebook and I think you’re a really nice person. Rather than embarrass you by leaving a two-star review, I decided to contact you in private instead. I hope we can still be friends.

When I downloaded your book during its Kindle Free weekend, I had every intention of reading it. I really did. Your cover is gorgeous and the blurb is very intriguing. I couldn’t wait to dive right in. I’m sorry, but the story didn’t grab me. There were so many errors, it became distracting. Whether was confused with weather. There

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2 responses

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this.

  2. This letter was well-done and so very true. An Indie writer needs to set a high standard of writing excellence not only in grammar but also in plot and character formation. Those who don’t strive for this will never reach a wide readership.

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