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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Your Book Marketing Plan

I have often heard that writing your book is the EASY part! That it's what happens afterwards that is the hard part. Damn, ANOTHER little tid-bit that discourages new writers from pursuing their writing dreams...
Not only is it a small miracle to be chosen for representation by a literary agent...but a rather major miracle to be selected for publication...THEN you find out you must market and promote your own book!!! What the hell is wrong with the publishing industry anyway?
While I think the traditional publishing industry is in a state of great flux at present, due to new technology in media presentation and inroads in self-publishing, I feel everyone just dreams of being published in the old way by an established publishing house...So, we must accept all existing imperfections and plan accordingly!!!
A marketing plan to sell your book AFTER publication by an established house is, unfortunately, one of those imperfections (in most cases) and a fact of life that we must plan for accordingly...
I am therefore going to spend some time researching and recommending sites dealing with how to create good marketing plans.
First recommendation: http://ezinearticles.com/?Your-Marketing-Plan---The-Basics-of-Selling-Your-Writing&id=1239258

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Jeanne Scott said:

My final effort! I've been attempting to be a writer since grade school, although never trying to publish until recently, making some stabs at it and experiencing some initial setbacks. We neophytes soon discover that getting ourselves into print can be as big, if not bigger, a hurdle than writing the book! I remind myself that Faulkner's masterpiece, "The Sound and the Fury" was rejected more than 30 times - and he was a genius! I've been told that I don't have to deal with Google's antics in order to post this; but the last time I tried and clicked "submit", the message went to Limbo!
January 23, 2009 7:39 AM

Sunday, January 11, 2009

New Day...Make direct posts to my blog (I think I have made it possible!)

I have restructured my blog so all readers can make direct posts instead of just making comments under the comments link after each of my posts. At least I think I have made this possible!

Please let me know if anyone has any trouble. I am still learning this blog setup...