I'm in the middle of marketing again, and it's been throwing me into a bit of a tailspin. Who knew that writing a book was the easy part? And that the real work begins afterwards.
Well I for one, didn't. I have to admit that I didn't do a lot of marketing for Angel's Blood, and that was a mistake, but in doing the marketing for book two I found it a lot of hard difficult work. What didn't help was all the contradictive information out there. You're told to get an agent, or get a publisher, that they'll do the deals for you, and make you money. The funny thing of it is, that even the more popular authors are now going Indie. It seems you keep more right's, and control, by doing it all yourself. They don't tell you that if you sign with an agent, or a publisher, that you can't control what happens. They also don't tell you that you have to fight them for your royalties, which is something I was told by and author who has just gone Indie herself.
There is enough information out there to make your head spin, so be sure to take a time out and think about what you're doing, before you do something you can't easily get out of. As I was reminded recently, by Ian. D. Moore, 50 Shades of Grey started out as an Indie book.
But a little advice I will give you, is join a group on Facebook. Indie Author Review Exchange, and The Creative Promoter, are just two of the ones out there, and I belong to both. The amout of support and advice between the two, has been outstanding, and you couldn't ask for a better, or friendlier, bunch of people.
So I guess you could say the whole point of this blog is to tell you if you don't know something, ask. There's any number of people out there that will give you sound advice, and it's yours for the asking if you just ask the question.
Well, that's it for now, so take care and I'll see you soon.
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