I just received an email promoting an ebook awards program. Great, I thought; now I can promote my books and increase my sales.
Then I read the first line of the message – “The fifth annual eLit eBook Awards are a global awards program committed to illuminating and honoring the very best of English language digital publishing entertainment.” An author needs a pretty big ego to even try for an award like that. I think my books are good, but very best in the world? – probably not.
Then I read the end of the email – “Save $10 – now just $70 per title”. So I not only need to think I am the very best in the whole world, I have to bet $70 that I am. Maybe I’ll settle for pretty good and take Judy out for a nice dinner with the $70.