Thursday, June 26, 2014

SELF-PROMOTION BY RITA KARNOPP

We may not want to face it, but self-promotion is key to success in today’s publishing world. 

So how do you get your writing the attention it deserves.

Here are four tips on how to start your self-promotion:
1. Forget modesty. -Self-promotion is based on the fact that you believe your work is so good that a lot of other people should read it.  If you don't believe it- who will?
2. Remember your contacts. -Contact the editors you’ve had previous dealings with, your colleague, your teachers, your friends, relatives, etc. Brag it up.
3. Make contacts. -Join online writers and discussion groups. Don't forget there could be some great groups in your home town.

4. Find yourself a home. -A home page is a must. Don’t know how to build one? Most host sites offer templates that even a novice can use successfully. If you can afford it, the easiest way is to hire a Web site builder. Most start under $100.
Don't wait until your publisher get's your name out there - in today's market, they just don't have time.  Self-promotion is the best way to get your books and you noticed!


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