For our third day of this wonderful new year, I welcome fellow Lyrical Press author, Natasha Bennett!
SOME TIPS FOR THE NEW YEAR.
Hello everyone, and I hope you all had a happy New Year! Today's January the 3rd, so if you're still hung over, then I know you've had a great time celebrating 2010.
A lot of people have not been too fond of 2009 because of the recession, but I think this will be the year I will remember the most. It was the year I officially became a published author with my science fiction book War of the Soulites. A few months later, my publisher, Lyrical press, also gave me a contract for the sequel! In a very short time I learned a great deal about the publishing industry.
For starters, no matter how good your book is, it won't make millions as soon as it's released. It takes work, work, and more work. Even before your book is released your author name is really no different than a brand name, and takes time to develop. And please, don't promote and run, because I can guarantee you that will get you the least amount of sales. Take the time to get to know your reading audience. You might find them to be very interesting people.
Secondly, don't pay anyone for promotion, or editing services. You can easily do that for free. And for the aspiring writing, don't pay to be published either. Do some research before you hand your manuscript to anyone. The hardest yet most rewarding trait to have is patience.
So for those writers that are not yet published, I hope that 2010 is your year! For the ones that are, I hope that you have a profitable year!
Details about my book can be found here!
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