Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Tuesday's Writer's Tip After the End #MFRWAuthor #BWLAuthor #Writing #Promotion

Even before you finish your book, there are things you should be doing.

1. Make a list of the publishers you want to send your book to. Make a list of all the publishers who publish the kind of books you write. I once had an agent who sent a Regency romance to a science fiction/fantasy publisher. If you plan to self-publish, I have no idea how to go about this but there are other authors who do. Make sure the publishers you list do publish your kind of book. You can do this by looking at the books you have and the publishers.

2. Do the same thing with agents if this is the way you want to go. You can look to see which authors they represent.

3. Make sure you follow completely the instructions of publishers or agents when you submit.

4. Find authors you know who write in the same genre as you do and if you’re a fan, you could ask them for a recommendation or even a little bit about your book.

5. Do write what is your back of the book material. Having the Blurb in hand is a good idea. There are people on line who can help you with this copy.

6. Start appearing on Blogs of authors who welcome visitors to their blog. There are some places like Marketing For Romance Authors. This is a place where all your questions can be answered.

7. Set a budget for how much you want to spend promoting your book and stick to it. There are places where you can promote for free and ones that charge.

8. Be sure after you send out the book you don’t sit and wait for responses. Immediately start on the next book. Responses from publishers and agents can take weeks to months. Sitting and daydreaming about that big sale isn’t wise. If you’re well into a new book and you hear a negative response from an agent or editor, you have anew dream waiting. Writing and publishing aren’t for the weak. Unfortunately it’s a business.

9. Good luck and hopefully you’ll find a publisher like the one I found who wants everything you write.
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1 comment:

D. V. STONE said...

Great advice. Thank you.
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