…open invitation to Authors… come show yer wares here… #TBSU…

…yesterday I re-blogged a superb post by my good pal, Susan M. Toy… in it she espoused much of my own sentiments about ‘paying it forward’… giving a leg up to other scribblers, indies or traditional… arguments may rage in other quarters about the supposed ‘battle’ ‘twixt self-publishing and traditional publishing… to me, that discussion matters not one jot… the essential thing is that all we quill-scrapers share a common bond… we write to be read… the emergence of the Great God Amazon Kindle and other ePublishing channels has produced an eruption of wannabe Nobel Literary Prize aspirants… the proliferation of new titles is an awesome readers’ tsunami… the discussion on ‘free books’ versus ‘paid tomes’ online is also a bit of a red herring too… I believe that discerning readers have no reluctance to pay for books… but good books, interesting books, well-written books, entertaining books... many of yeez have shared with this ol’ Jurassic that yeez think the basic ROOLS of the industry have changed… I’m not so convinced… the need for promotional activity remains the same… the requirement to have yer masterpieces readily available is constant… appropriate pricing relevance doesn’t go away… the fact is that traditional publishing has covered all these elements for a squillion years already… ePublishing has the same demands… what has changed is the quantum of yer masterpieces hitting the virtual bookstores and online libraries… which makes the promotional activity even more relevant… I’m not saying yeez have to spam yer stuff… very much the opposite… yeez really have to be discerning in how yeez come to yer marketplace… writing is a business… the whole nine yards from laptop to reader’s bedside table… yer competition is not versus yer fellow writers… it’s about being heard above the clamour on the virtual airwaves… I suggest yeez have to adapt to the modern reality… SOSYAL NETWURKIN… and blogs are part of that… sharing other Authors’ WURK is part of that… adding daily to yer circle of web pals is part of that… being present and accounted for, Suh! is part of that… I LUV having Guests on this blog… frankly it helps me, and I trust it also helps them broaden the audience… so, again… here’s myΒ open invitation to Authors… come show yer wares here… my blog door is wide open, welcome… email material to seumasgallacher@yahoo.comΒ …see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!

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36 responses to “…open invitation to Authors… come show yer wares here… #TBSU…

  1. Reblogged this on Daisha KorthBooks and commented:
    I’m reblogging these sentiments from an awesome author, an Old Jurassic (his own term for himself), and someone in the literary world that I respect. While I’ve taken some time to evaluate my writing as of late, I still read posts from several great bloggers! But alas, I don’t take the time to share them. I need to and I plan to…

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  2. Morning! Thank you Mr G, I am honoured to be included in such a prestigious list πŸ™‚ Happy Easter egg hunting today – we are off to feed the seagulls with our eggy offerings πŸ™‚

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  3. Hi there, I’m the author of five successful novels; these and others were self-published. Please check http://www.crestpublishing.co.za

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  4. A wonderful gesture Seumas. If I may, I’ll add that if an author wants an interview I’ll be happy to do it and display on my blog at http://barsetshirediaries.wordpress.com

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  5. Hey Seumas, I’d be interested in guest posting for you, let me know if you’d want that. Have a great day!

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  6. why thank you dear sir, i appreciate the mention and the invite to stop over for a boost. i’ll bring the tea. beth

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  7. Thank you for another mention on your blog, Seumas! And for all the sharing, tweeting, reblogging and mentioning you do for authors in general. Keep up the good work, kind sir!

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  8. Reblogged this on Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing and commented:
    Let’s hope that my blog post, Here, let me help you with that promotion … , becomes a tsunami of authors (and readers) promoting other authors! If it does, it’s because of authors like Seumas Gallacher who are at the forefront of the wave. Thank you, Seumas!

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  9. Great gesture. I would love to guest and will send you something. If you like it you can run it. I’ll keep it at the 400 word level. You are the best.

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  10. Bless you, thanks. I will take you up on that one for deffo. Also if anyone wants to appear on my blog, they’re welcome. I have a bit of a mad spot called Box 010. To get an idea, follow this link: http://mtmcguire.co.uk/tag/box-010/

    If anyone wants to have a go at that, I’d be delighted to oblige. Please get in touch: Info at hamgee.co.uk

    Cheers

    MTM

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    • ….LUV IT ! Both bits of it! will welcome any content you wish to post (suggest whatever it is you ALSO include a bit about your invitation to Box 010 )… and I’ll book a visit to you for the ol’ box bit!

      ….cheers ..send me whatever makes it work, both ways, m”Lady πŸ™‚

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  11. I am the worst at getting my stuff out there… I am a computer moron and all art-side-of-the-brain… I can write it… that’s about it.

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  12. Reblogged this on Jane Dougherty Writes and commented:
    Master blogger Seumas Gallacher steps off the podium (occasionally) to give fellow authors a chance to screech their wares. Shout out for David Prosser (read the comments) who also proposes taking a back seat on his blog. Thank you gents, nice gesture.

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  13. Reblogged this, Seumas, and given David a shout-out too. Very kind offer. I might come up and see you sometime πŸ™‚

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