So, What Have You Published?

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Tell people you’re a writer, and the first thing they ask is, “What have you published?” There are lots of ways to answer this question, but I really like award-winning author and blogger John Shore’s observations on the book publishing industry. Check out his recent Huffington Post blog, “Why You Want a Big Book Publisher to Reject Your Book.” Being a writer is not the same as being published and here are some of the reasons why.

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2 thoughts on “So, What Have You Published?

    Scott Johnson said:
    November 26, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Bonnie … I just read John Shore’s article and found it very interesting. I’ve recently self-published my first Christian novel-The Guide-with Booklocker. I’m still learning the ropes as far as promotion goes, but I have created a blog site here on WordPress. Any advice on promotion for self-published books would be greatly appreciated.
    thanks,
    S Scott Johnson
    Author, The Guide

      bonniedodge said:
      November 27, 2010 at 3:23 am

      Scott, Congratulations! Writing, publishing, and then promoting one’s work is more than a full time job. What I like about Shore’s article is that it stimulates conversations not only about writing and publishing, but also about why we write in the first place. As to self-promotion, I believe a platform is important. Look at your book and then decide how you can offer workshops that will promote it. Offer to guest blog, have an on-line presence. Think about turning it into an e-book. There are so many avenues for writers with new ones popping up every day. Best wishes for all your writing endeavors.

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