by Derek Haines on Just Publishing Advice Site:
Debut author? Your first book is finished and published! Now What?
It does not matter if you have self-published, or have been published by a small press; you are very excited, motivated and very keen to start seeing your book sales roll in.
Unfortunately, though, in their eagerness and excitement, many new authors make silly mistakes that can have exactly the opposite effect.
Most of these mistakes can be labelled as instant ‘sales killers’, and although the intention may be positive, the real results can be very negative.
Avoiding the normal debut author mistakes will save you a lot of time, and embarrassment.