Sounds like a book title doesn’t it? Recently I had the pleasure of hanging out with some terrific readers who were introduced to one of my romance books. And as is usually the case, they asked lot’s of questions. Many of my answers were eye-opening to them. I’m going to list a few misconceptions that were brought to my attention recently and also include some of the same old tried and false common misconceptions I have heard for years. Feel free to add to the list!
*Authors create their book covers. No, the publisher does. And while some of us have cover input and approval, we do not hire the models and arrange the photo shoot or pay for it!
*It’s the authors fault for reprinting old books and suckering readers in. No, it isn’t. Blame the publisher. And just to be sure you aren’t getting a reprint in new packaging, always check the copyright date.
*Authors make a lot of money: ROFLMAO! That’s all I have to say.
*It’s the author’s fault when there are typos in the book. Yes, the author does have culpability, but in our defense, sometimes we just don’t catch everything, that is what a final proof reader is for!
*Apparently, romance is one of ‘those kinds’ of books. If by one of ‘those kinds’ of books you mean compelling, uplifting, empowering, heart pounding passionate and to die for heroes and heroines who fight the good fight and end up happily ever after, then yes, romance is one of ‘those kinds’ of books.
*Authors make a lot of money: Still ROFLMAO!
*Love scenes=smut. No comment.
*It’s easy to write a book. Um, no, actually it’s kind of hard. (and I was happy to hear at a recent readers group I visited with that they didn’t think it was easy but were quite in awe of the fact I had written not one but over a dozen books.)
*Anyone can get published.
My friend paid to have his book printed; he sells them from his house.
I did not further engage this person.
And so I could go on and on, but I’d like to hear from you, either share a common misconception or, feel free to ask us MSW ladies anything about publishing and we’ll be happy to answer to the best of our ability!
I have a bound galley of Karin Harlow’s debut paranormal suspense, ENEMY LOVER, up for grabs. The winner posted Sunday!