Book not selling? You can’t blame Amazon for what you attract

butterflies flying from bookSelf-published writers are upset with Amazon, since they depend upon them for promotion and sales (the article here –>  Amazon Offers All-You-Can-Eat Books. Authors Turn Up Noses,)  Kindle Unlimited is a new Amazon subscription service that offers access to 700,000 books for $9.99 a month. It brings in readers but writers earn less. As a publisher for 22 years, I hear a lot of complaints first hand by new writers.  If only the irked authors knew how it worked rather than trying to force it on the material plane. Sure, you can be the exception who has no resistance to the idea of becoming an author who earns a living from writing.  But most of us have to work years to even discover what it is we are unconsciously offering resistance to that keeps us from being successful.  Resistance is the only obstacle between you and your goal, ever.  To attract what you want, you need to release resistance. The way to release resistance is make yourself think thoughts and do activities that make you feel happy and free. Then what you want will show up by the time you’re done having fun. And if what you want isn’t showing up? That just means you haven’t had enough fun yet. Trust me.  Don’t set the goal to write for dollars, write for pleasure, don’t think about competition and who’s doing what. Pour your heart into it, stop thinking it should be bringing you income, then watch the dollars begin pouring in from unexpected sources. Maybe even from the books. But don’t blame Kindle or the new publishing world for what you attract — or don’t attract — relative to your own books. I learned early on I was a writer with no interest in being a bookseller, so my solution was to publish myself every month for the last 22 years. If it’s to be, it’s up to me to attract it.

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