Authors, Writers, Publishers, and Book Readers
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Websites are now as important for establishing identity as a birth certificate or a driver's license. Yet, I've noticed that once an author puts one up, the site is often forgotten and neglected.
I research authors when they send me query letters in my capacity as acquisitions editor for Oak Tree Press. I like to know who I'm dealing with and, short of doing a background check, websites are all I have to give me an inkling of their accomplishments up to this stage in their…Continue
The very word conjures up visions of a crone with a pack of generic rejection notices and a paper shredder, gleefully destroying every authors' dream of publication.
Well, here's me in my comfy bathrobe, going through queries and always on the lookout for something new and exciting.
When my current publisher was backed up by the onslaught of query letters, I volunteered to lend a hand. Not that I knew anything about…Continue
It seems every time I click on a discussion online from authors, all I see is moaning and groaning that all this media socializing we're encouraged to do doesn't produce sales. Authors point out that we seem to be “preaching to the choir.” Where are the readers we need to target?
Marketing. Promotion. Tooting your own horn. The bane of the writing life--or a boost?
You're hoping to hear someone say, “I'll take care of that aspect of the industry. Your job is to write.” Am I right? Someone who will take the burden off your shoulders, tell the world about your book, make sales for you so you can spend your valuable time sitting at your computer cranking out the next novel.…Continue