Traditionally publishing? Yes, you still need to do marketing
Today’s Monday Musings ~ The Writer’s Corner comes to us from author, Ari Meghlen. Ari has a wonderful blog with great info for writers at all stages of the journey. This particular blog I felt was an important one to share, especially for writers just beginning to think big about getting their work out there for more to enjoy.
Of course the first key is to write and weave the best work that you can challenge yourself to rise to.
And yes, there’s a lot to do about alignment and timing, but there’s also a writer’s platform and brand that is pivotal to be thinking about and establishing even well before you actually publish your book.
Ari shares about marketing and its importance whether you are self-publishing or traditional publishing.
It’s a myth to think that you don’t have to do any of this if you get a traditional publisher.
I think you’ll find both her blog post and the comments by readers, after, to have some nuggets of wisdom and food for thought. You’ll get a little insight on the pros and cons of self-publishing versus traditional publishing.
Besides some great writers’ blogs, there are also a lot of books out there about the industry and that have great advice for writers and share about the literary life.
Thanks to Ari for highlighting this. And as she says, ” The truth is YOU are ultimately responsible for your writing career.”
This post has been churning in my head for a while. I’ve had a number of writers tell me openly that they want to go traditionally published so they “don’t have to do marketing”.
There are many good reasons to go the traditionally published route, unfortunately, this is not one of them. Gone are the days when a traditionally published author would get to sit back and let the publishing house sort all the marketing.
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