At one time or another, I have been guilty of each of these. I still don’t really collect emails; do you? What’s your method?
Bad cover – yep. My first cover was SO bad!
Bad sales copy – yep. It’s hard!
Emails – yep. Or nope.
Didn’t use an editor – yyyyesss. I do that now, though!
Didn’t test the book title – I didn’t do that and I still haven’t, but why not? That’s smart as hell. The closest I came was asking people if Poggibonsi was a bad title. Our fans and readers are smart. We should ask them about more stuff.
READ this and make notes, gang. This will save you a lot of heartache. We’ve discussed a lot of it here on my site, but it never hurts to get a second opinion.