Why It’s Rude to Ask an Author About Their Sales.

How many books sales does it take to be a published author? I remember a few months ago someone asked me on deviantART how many novels I sold, and the question startled me. This was not a family member nor were they a friend. It took me aback because it was a complete stranger, someone I only knew a week. Instantly, I panicked. Am I selling enough novels? Does how many I sell prove my legitimacy as an author?

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What some people don’t understand is that this is akin to going up to anyone and asking their salary. In the US, it is a cultural norm to not talk about how much money we have.

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5 Essential Twitter Hashtags for Writers

Hashtags are more important than ever. If an author wants publicity for his or her posts, they will use them.

Hashtags have changed with social media.

Since they were introduced by Twitter, they are now used by Facebook and Instagram.

Hashtags have changed with social media. Since they were introduced by Twitter, they introduced by Facebook and Instagram. They are mainstream. Several brands such as Wendy’s use them as well.

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