Are you familiar with this scenario:
You published a book or a few, and sold a handful, and now they are languishing in the 400,000s on Amazon and nobody ever sees them. You sell one or two per month. And it is utterly frustrating.
And the weird thing about this?
It’s a mindset thing.
What? I thought it’s about marketing and telling everyone and buying ads and …
Yes, that too.
But behind that is a very fundamental question: How visible do you want to be?
Because being visible is dangerous. Being visible makes people see your books and you. And possibly not like them.
If you’re a bit like me, that part might make something inside you cringe.
Yes, being visible let’s others judge you.
Your cover, your blurb, your story, your world, your characters. Your name, and maybe your picture. Your website. All of that can and will be judged.
And they could say: “This is garbage.” They could write bad reviews. They could hurt you.
Being visible is a risk.
And if you shy away from it, chances are that your marketing is not effective. That your inner guards are protecting you and your books from being visible. Unfortunately, that also makes sales unlikely.
The good news is that tapping can help shift your mindset. And then you can talk about your books in a different way that will attract more readers.
Here are some tapping phrases to get you started:
Even though I’m really scared to be visible, I hate to be criticized, I’m okay the way I am, and I’m a good writer.
Even though I would prefer to be invisible and just let my books speak for me, I’m okay the way I am, and I’m open to the possibility that I need to be more visible myself in order to make my books visible.
Even though I’m scared of being hurt by criticism when I become more visible, I’m okay the way I am, and I now allow myself to let go of that fear and enjoy being a writer fans can love.
What is your biggest fear around being visible? Did you have a bad experience already?
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