Wednesday, August 1, 2018

IWSG - Pitfalls

Question - What pitfalls would you warn other writers to avoid on their publication journey?

Keep track of where you spend your advertising dollars. It’s easy to send money via PayPal on bogus websites promising the moon. Ask questions and get recommendations from other authors who’ve had positive experiences.

One of the best places to ask for advice is on the IWSG Facebook page.

The awesome co-hosts are Erika Beebe, Sandra Hoover, Susan Gourley, and Lee Lowery!

WEP – Write…Edit…Publish
For partnering with the IWSG
Starting in 2019!

Hat’s off to Denise and the rest of the team for making such a great move!
Read more about that HERE!
In the meantime,
have you signed on for the newest challenge?


  1. We have plenty of people to ask.
    Going to be a great partnership!

  2. Hi-ya! Smart advice from a smart lady.

  3. Great advice indeed. Don't want to go broke.

  4. Great advice. I've never been actually hunting and paying for promotions. Mostly I've used my writing pals to help spread the word through cover reveals, and blog hops. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

  5. Hey Partner (gotta call you that while i can) glad to see you post. Thanks for the promo. I'm studying hard re promo for when I finally hit the shelves. So much advice on FB groups about Amazon and FB ads. Still goes over my head!
    Meanwhile, I hope you're resting up!

  6. Great advice! So many services are eager to take our money, but not all are able to give us a return on that investment. Author recommendations are crucial.

  7. Hi Yolanda - things seem to be moving along very happily within this amazing group of bloggers ... love it. and it'll be so good to have the co-joined groups together next year ... Excellent to know about. I'm joining you for the 15th ... still got to write it up - but will get there ... cheers Hilary

  8. Great advice. I'd have to watch not to waste too much money on advertising and promotions.

  9. A little money a lot of times can really add up.

  10. Most certainly keep track or you'll continue to throw money down the same hole.

  11. Thanks so much, everyone. I had a trip out of town that occurred unexpectedly, but I think that finally I'm caught up. Happy August!

  12. Hi, Renee....

    Thinking about you... Hope all is well. Really good advice. IF I ever get to that point, I will certainly be cautious with my funds....


  13. I've signed up for the August theme.
    Thanks for the above advice. Gotta be financially savvy in these hard economic times.
    Hope you're well, Yolanda!


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