…when yeez are a Self-Publishing Author, yeez can’t say, ‘…it’s not my job!’… #TBSU…

…when yeez have a coupla million bucks in the bank account, the mortgage paid, and no bills outstanding anywhere, yeez can pretty much suit yerselves what yeez do with yer day… that status is still to arrive for this ol’ Jurassic on an as-yet-unspecified future date… for legions of we quill-scraping virtual candle-lit garret dwellers such financial independence awaits our next multi-gazillion sales masterpiece… meantime, there’s WURK to be done… the apprenticeship for a modern-day wannabe Steinbeck, Dickens or Rowling never hints at the range of skill-sets required to burgeon into a fully-fledged ‘indie’… no mention of the scribblers gift being just the start of the journey… the brilliance of plot-spinning, the genius of word-smithing, the control of myriad character development themes… all of these commendable attributes merely the beginning of the happy trudge… and like the abundance of skins peeling away from a giant onion, the various bits that ‘have-to-be-done-by-sumb’dy’ become apparent… and cause just as much tears to flow as peeling a real giant onion… proof-reading, copy editing, balance of narrative… who’da thunk they’d be important?… art work for cover pages, IBSNs to index yer labours, copyright certification to protect yer wee babies from Literary Piracy Captain Bluebeards… why wusn’t we told?… then the ‘shall-I-compare-thee-to-the-labours-of-Samson?’ nightmare of hunting down the invisible yeti-like Agent or Publisher to carry yer tome to an adoring readership… else going it solo via the Great God Amazon and its ePublishing cohorts… paralleled with doing hand-to-hand combat with a printing house yerself to produce some ‘never-mind-the-writing,-feel-the-paper’ copies… and, Lads and Lassies, that’s just the beginning… yeez are obliged to metamorphose variously into advertising moguls, speech-givers, presentation experts… and I’m not gonna even mention the SOSYAL NETWURKS… that’ll keep until yeez stop reeling from this post… when yeez are a Self-Publishing Author, yeez can’t say, ‘…it’s not my job!’… however, the quirk that motivates most of this great universal family of sriveners keeps us coming back for more… I’ve tried to encapsulate some of this in my latest offering, SELF-PUBLISHING STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL SALES… I hope it helps… see yeez later, LUV YEEZ

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12 responses to “…when yeez are a Self-Publishing Author, yeez can’t say, ‘…it’s not my job!’… #TBSU…

  1. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's New (to me) Authors Blog and commented:
    Read, recover, ponder and learn from a Sensi / Grand Master of the quill-scraping virtual candle-lit garret dwellers style of self promotion 😀

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  2. All those leadership articles say delegate and trust your subordinates to do their jobs… two edged sword for indies. Especially since the only one we can delegate to is us. Hmmm have they not invented a cloning devise yet? Then I could delegate the marketing to me, and the writing to me, and the editing to…who can I give that to….hmmm…how about me? Thank you , Sir, for adding ‘awesome mentor’ to your many top hats…or maybe a bowler would suit you better…with a nice umbrella like Steed from The Avengers.

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  3. I loved your amusing blog, but you must have had a real ding dong of a battle with the automatic spell-checker and proof-reader, ha ha. It brings back fond memories of my native scouse such as ‘yous’.

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  4. Reblogged this on Author P.S. Bartlett and commented:
    Seumas Gallacher is an inspiration to indie writers in so many ways. He’s honest, funny and has more knowledge of this industry than I could ever hope to learn. However, you can now have access to his plots and schemes! Check it out!

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  5. Pingback: …when yeez are a Self-Publishing Author, yeez can’t say, ‘…it’s not my job!’… #TBSU… | Catherine Wolffe

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