These days even with a traditional publisher, you probably need to be your own marketing department.…
SO… today has been able getting my butt in gear, organising the last few dates of the book tour – making sure that the transport is booked, that I have enough books to sign, and cards to give out to people pointing them to my blog. Expect my next three months of blogs to be tour related, I plan to share the ups, downs and everything in between of the indie writers life.
Many people have said to me ‘I want to do a book, but I don’t want to do any of the other stuff that people do’, that’s fair enough, totally your perogative, but if people don’t know you exist how will they know that you wrote a book? or that you want them to buy it?
The world of publishing has changed until it is barely recognisable, no more big advances for you to sit at home writing and not being disturbed; with assistants and agents to plan your readings, signings, and attendance at literary events (unless, of course, you are already very successful).
“But how will I get from here to there?” you ask – my friend the answer is in all the stuff that you don’t want to have to deal with – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blogging, emailing everyone connected to books and writing, and getting your sweet self out to meet the people who you hope will become your readers.