No author is an island …

Some very sound advice from Susan Toy, a great supporter of Indie authors.

Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing

I finished reading a book on marketing that, while good, worthwhile, and filled with lots of ideas and information (much of which I already use) to get your book out there and selling, it fell short, in my estimation.

Yes, it discussed the importance of building a fan base and giving fans what they want, and it also suggested one way of developing your career as being to call on others more experienced in your field and essentially “use” them and their influence to get ahead (something I didn’t particularly agree with).

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But where the book fell short was in not once mentioning the importance of “promoting the writing and books of other authors” or in working with other authors to create a community in which all can thrive. Authors who read and follow the advice in this book will come out looking like lone wolves grasping after sales alone…

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4 thoughts on “No author is an island …

    1. wendyunsworth Post author

      My pleasure! I am still finding my niche in the blogging/social media part of my writing world but I decided this year I would read as widely as I could, including Indie publications and review/promote. Not only does that help the authors a little but I know it helps me as a writer.

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  1. Jacqui Murray

    I’ve found the best marketing comes from my virtual world. I am constantly amazed that my book sells and I give most of the credit to my efriends who have helped me spread the word. I return the favor any chance I get!

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