#Authors #Marketing Yourself and Your Work Part THREE

This is the part of the whole writing business that I find the hardest. More difficult that all the editing and re-writing, far more difficult than writing the books. There are a lot of great suggestions here, and I am determined to put some of them into practice this time, to give my upcoming book a better chance of being seen by a wider audience.
The first thing I’m going to do is ask for help. Anyone want to feature me or my book? Just let me know and I’ll provide the information. Phew! Think I’ll go lie down in a darkened room for a bit!

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The following is an extract from a talk delivered at the Calgary Public Library in Feb. 2011.

Part 3

Once the contract is signed, and while the manuscript is being worked on by the editor, is the best time for you to ramp up your web presence. While you wait for the edited copy to be returned to you – and this could take several months – is when you should work on further developing your blog and Facebook presence. This may be a good time, as well, if you haven’t done so already, to create a website (and your publisher may help you with this as they will want you to link to their site), and prepare yourself for the time in the very near future when you can actually call yourself “a published author.”

It’s not too early to announce that you have signed a…

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Story Reading Ape
    Feb 06, 2015 @ 15:16:21

    LOL – Thanks for the input AND the reblog Christine – Enjoy the lay down 😀

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  2. islandeditions
    Feb 06, 2015 @ 16:04:48

    Thanks for reblogging this, Christine! Now, have a look at my other blog, Reading Recommendations, and send me an email if you’d like to be promoted there. https://readingrecommendations.wordpress.com/

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