A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post from an author friend who wanted to know why her friends and family seemed to avoid her now that she was a published author. It seemed since her book was no longer in the making but now for sale, the promises by friends and family to buy her book all of a sudden vanished. Well I have received a ton of e mails from other authors who have said the same thing. There were even a couple of authors who said they had purchased books by fellow authors just to show their support only to find the favour not returned.
Further information brought some of the reasons to light. I heard some saying some books are very pricy for some to put out. I am not sure but most have e books that are cheaper. I know my book is in softcover and e book and the e book is only $2.99 no deliver ect.
But this is not only related to authors but also to us artists. I am one of the lucky ones. Several of my family and friends have stepped up to support me and in many cases they have purchased more than one copy. And they have my painting hanging in their homes.
Jealousy is a strange beast.There will always be those who will never ever be supportive in any form. Not having money is no excuse it cost nothing to be verbally or emotionally supportive. I cannot always pay the price asked for a book but I can always spread the word.
Lets treat each other like we ourselves would like to be treated ok? Pretend you are the author what would you want from your family and friends and do it yourself.