It’s a funny time to be pursuing a writing career, but an exciting one. All authors, apart from the biggest names, need to publicise their own books whether they’re self-published, small press or even big house published.
Writing Magazine commissioned me to write a piece about how to seek and find recognition in today’s fiercely competitive publishing marketplace.
I set out what I had done and what had worked for me – a ‘how to’ list in very practical terms!
Define your goals and satisfaction levels
How to measure recognition
The seven interlinked tactics
The inner secret…
It was also a good exercise for me to review my own objectives for 2015! I called on writing colleagues to contribute experience on some of the subjects – a practical example of writers collaborating!
Each author is different with different time and money resources, and can’t do everything, but I hope I’ve planted a few seeds.
Here’s how it starts:
“Congratulations! Your book is out! Perhaps it’s the second or third one and your self-publishing career is on track. But are you being taken seriously as a published author and regarded as a professional writer along with your peers? This is one of the most vexing questions for self-publishers today….”
You can read the full article in the February edition of Writing Magazine. It’s out now and available at most newsagents.
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