Okay, so I’ve hatched a plan.
I’m going to bin my search for a traditional publisher for the time being, after reading about a miniscule return on every $5 book sale.
Is it really worth putting all my energies into getting a book deal when you are still expected to do your own marketing anyway?
Is the publishing industry really telling authors to go it alone? I see no incentive in approaching a traditional publisher other than to keep the ”how I got signed up” myth running.
I will tell you what my motivation to write is: to entertain my readers and to make them think – in a world where critical thinking has been removed from every vestige of society.
Okay – so how passionate am I about my work? Extremely.
How much time and energy do I intend on putting into marketing and getting my work out there? A lot more time that I had last year! So, quite a lot.
Am I going to get where I want to be? Yes!
How do I know that? I just do.
So what is my plan?
1) Social media, obviously
2) Blogging and blog tours
3) Getting my work noticed; making contacts with other people in the same field
4) Entering my work into competitions.
I am still relectant to stop making my first 2 titles available for free. I think it’s a valuable way to get the word out because, I believe, the quality of writing has to speak for itself. If you are interested, you can get them here for free:
So – I hope you would like to join me on this journey and I hope you enjoy the books.
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