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Another Reason to Celebrate

Posted by CreateSpaceBlogger on Jun 2, 2014 5:20:47 AM

Recently, I wrote a post encouraging indie authors to get excited about publishing a novel, or novels as the case may be. Any way you slice it, it's a huge accomplishment, and copious amounts of celebratory fervor are warranted.


Want another reason to celebrate? Look no further than your readers. The very people who give their time to read your book(s), are more than enough reason to get out your dancing shoes and thank the powers of your choosing for bringing them into your life. Something you created was read by other human beings. That's so cool, it's inspiring.


I don't care if you've heard from one reader or a thousand; it's something to get excited about. Not too long ago, writers had limited options when it came to finding readers. The publishing industry was funnel shaped with a herd of writers trying to find their way through a narrow passageway to the market. Only a relative few made it through to the other side.


You live in an age where that funnel has been converted into a bridge open to anyone with a completed manuscript. Those readers that were only accessible to a few are now accessible to us all. Thank the stars above for those readers. Reach out to them and let them know that you understand how special they are, and you appreciate the time they've devoted to reading your novel.


So, just as you celebrated the publication of your novel, celebrate the readers, both actual and potential. Get excited about all those readers you now have access to.


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Richard Ridley is an award-winning author and paid CreateSpace contributor.

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Jun 2, 2014 1:04 PM jock58    says:

Have to agree, readers are the important part of writing. I must admit I do greatly appreciate every reader that supports my writing and I do let them know at times.

Jun 2, 2014 6:33 PM Bengal    says:

New to this world of Indie Publishing but very excited about it.  Trashed three completed novels after "old school" ways failed.  Now, at 70 yrs.,the creative spark has ignited.  Finished novel, getting ready to go the Indie publishing route.  Have cold feet but will plunge in because I want to check off Novel Published before I die. Just hoping my "older brain" can handle the tech stuff. RE: readers, my first readers of draft.  They've pushed me into researching the Indie route and following every step.  My gratitude to them is immense.  To all -- Dreams never die they just curl up in your heart and wait for the right time to spring to life again.