Marketing is not optional

I haven’t been able to write – really write – lately, because of my marketing efforts.

Since this chore falls on the authors nowadays, I think it’s perhaps to slow us down on publishing.

It seems without marketing and posting a blog, and keeping up with social networking, and direct contact at festivals and workshops, etc, the world tends to forget about little ol’ me and my books.

I’m learning how to maintain my own website. I’m trying to be more consistent writing on this blog. I’m also learning I must communicate on Facebook, Twitter, GoodReads, and directly through writer networks.

Whew! When can I get back to writing again?

I know marketing is not mandatory, but if I want to connect with the public (and sell a few books) it is not optional.

If you have any pointers or comments to help me, please, please, please let me know.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s