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Publishing Options

25 Nov

003Happy Tuesday to you all.  I hope you had a wonderful weekend and you are already to eat until you drop on Thanksgiving.  It’s a short week for most of us, so let’s get down to business.

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately on the Writer’s Mailbag about which publishing option is the best, so that’s going to be our topic for today.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.

George Bernard Shaw
THOUGHT OF THE DAY

So here’s my answer to the question which publishing method is the best…..whichever one you decide upon.

That may sound like a cop out, but hear me out.

Traditional publishing…print on demand….ebooks….all have the possibility for success, and all have downsides.  You can drive yourself nutso trying to figure out which one to do, and I know some writers who suffer from the paralysis of analysis.  Get over it and move on.

Do your diligent research, ask for opinions from others in the business, and then make a decision, because ultimately, your success, or lack thereof, will depend on the amount of marketing you do.  You can write the best damn book ever written, but if you don’t market it like your life depends on it, it won’t matter how you publish it.

TIP OF THE DAY

Sharpen your marketing skills, and I’m not talking about Facebook posts.  Instead of reading articles and books on how to write, you would be much better off reading articles and books about how to successfully market your books.  Most, if not all of you reading this, already have the writing skills to be successful in writing.  Writing is not what is holding you back…marketing, or the lack thereof, is.

SITE OF THE DAY

Writer’s Marketing is a site dedicated to, well, marketing for writers. J  Check them out here.

BOOK OF THE DAY

303 Marketing Tips, available on Amazon here.

WRITER OF THE DAY

Let me introduce you to Smilealot, formerly ValleyPoet on HubPages.  I greatly enjoy this man’s poetry and I think you will as well.  You can find him here.

CONTEST OF THE DAY

The Meadow Novella Contest is taking submissions until February 1, 2015.  Check them out (Brian, I’m talking to you) and maybe you’ll find something that interests you.

PROMPT OF THE DAY

A verbal prompt today, and that prompt is EVERGREEN.

MORE NEXT WEEK

I just don’t see myself doing another of these posts on this short week, so this will have to do for now. Have a marvelous Thanksgiving. I know I am very grateful for all of you.  Your friendships are very important to me.

Bill

“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”