Category Archives: marketing

A QUITTER OR A SUCCESS

´╗┐It may seem strange for me to say this, but the first step in getting published is to produce a complete body of work that is the best you have ever written. Some writers try to go at it backwards … Continue reading

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WORKSHOPS TEACH TEACHER/PROMOTING

For seven years or more I’ve held two workshops a year, thanks to the generosity of our local Ozark Folkways. This non-profit organization provides a sunny gallery in which I can hold these workshops. In those seven years I’ve probably … Continue reading

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Getting the request

Getting an email that a publisher wants a full manuscript in reply to a query with partial isn’t quite as exciting as getting “the call.” But it’s almost. I’ve had both, so I can swear to that. Excuse me, but … Continue reading

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Blog Book Tour

Sometimes referred to as a Virtual Book Tour, this handy promotional tool is a godsend for promoting online. It saves running around from town to town, bookstore to bookstore, guzzling gas and wearing down the most athletic author. True this … Continue reading

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