1. Thou shalt NOT wear one’s own merchandise in a bid to encourage others to buy
Who else is going to wear it – if not me, me, me – www.tostadora.co.uk/zizzibonah
2 – Thou shalt NOT produce the “SAME” story as everyone else
Why break a winning formula?
3. Thou shalt NOT use photoshoped banners of celebrities to rise one’s profile
I don’t know what you mean?!
4. Thou shalt NOT use un-authoritative quotes to promote the quality of your published book
What’s the saying? – “Mum knows best”
5. Thou shalt NOT show one’s own teeth when another author takes a bigger bite out of your popularity
Oh dear – tendencies as dark as bitter chocolate – pic mirror.co.uk
6. Thou shalt NOT misuse the 3 Rs – reading, riting, rithmetic
1 out of 3 Rs isn’t bad – verse from book #GirlRogues: Braggadocio
7. Thou shalt NOT talk about oneself in the third person
What can I say? – It reads better…
8. Thou shalt NOT use long book titles – less is more
Ten syllables including hashtag – if you say it quicker, it sounds shorter
9. Thou shalt NOT design one’s own book cover – and moreover – not include picture of oneself on the front!!
Oh dear – ego-go – strikes rather than strokes
10. Thou shalt NOT under value one’s writing by giving it away for free
If you really like it you can have the rights
It could make a million for you overnight
If you must return it, you can send it here
But I need a break and I want to be a paperback writer
(The Beatles, Paperback Writer)
Which of these “10 commandments of an authorpreneur” have you found yourself making and then breaking?