Archive for December, 2009

I was all set to find an agent for my second novel.  Well, as soon as it was edited anyway.  I thought that was the way to go.  But now I’m beginning to wonder if that’s what I want to do.  My friend Zoe, who is a wonderful writer and very savvy in a lot of business related areas, is all for self publishing.  She owns her own publishing company now and is planning on self publishing her books.

I think my biggest problem is marketing.  I’ve always thought if you had an agent, you wouldn’t have to worry about doing your own marketing.  Zoe has sold a bunch of copies (over 2,700, I think) of her novella “KEPT” in the Amazon Kindle store and I’ve sold about 12 of mine.  She knows how to market her books.  She’s constantly blogging and people are actually reading her blogs.  No one reads my blogs.  No one but my closest friends know about my book.  I’m terrible when it comes to marketing.  If I didn’t have a full time job, would I do better?  Who knows?  But I need to change some things if I want to even make a little spending money on my books.  $10 a year isn’t going to cut it.

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