Monday, April 19, 2010

10 Things You Can Do Now to Promote the Novel You Haven’t Even Sold Yet

10 Things You Can Do Now to Promote the Novel You Haven’t Even Sold Yet
An excellent post advising how to market something that hasn't even taken shape yet. Sounds impossible? Read on... Gina Holmes wrote four novels before her fifth one (the one she calls her debut novel) saw the light of day.

"When you’re constantly receiving rejection letters from publishers or agents, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is publicizing a novel you can’t even seem to sell.
Before I continue, let me stop a moment and give this very loud and clear disclosure: nothing, nothing, NOTHING, matters more than writing a killer book. Spend 99 percent of your writing time perfecting your craft and fashioning a story that will change the lives of those who read it, or at least entertain the heck out of them.
But with the other one percent of your time, even if you’re just starting out, start building yourself a PR folder. You’ll thank yourself later."


If you haven't already opened your marketing folder, do so now. And remember the Golden Rule of marketing: tell absolutely everyone you know about your book. How else are people going to go out and buy it?
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