…good writing, like water, will ultimately find its own level…

…the quill-scrapers’ equivalent of ‘getting yer shins kicked’ is that period starting from when yeez first put pen to paper or fingertips to laptop in the quest of producing ‘that book’ we all supposedly have in us, until the point of realisation that yer WURK is now actually ‘fit for public consumption’… I’m reading a lot of stuff currently on the Web where all sorts of people are rabbiting on about ‘How To Sell More Books’...now, I’m not saying they’re all charlatans or get-rich-quick-on other-folks’-hopes merchants, but frankly some of them are NUTHIN but that… fiddling around with SEO functions may be all very well for the real internet technicians, but even then, I think that kind of exercise has an extremely short ’sell-by’ date… and generally expensive… show me a rich author who can afford that expense, and I’ll show you about 0.000000538 % of the scribblers universal family… so, money for investing in getting sales for yer masterpieces may be misspent outlay… I read extensively… other authors’ WURK… mostly newbies these days… as a way of ‘paying forward’ I try to buy/download at least one new author a week, or a book by sumb’dy I know who’s earnestly trying to ‘make it’ in the self-publishing game… in my not so ‘umble opinion, some of the material I read is excellent, others not quite of the highest grade… I firmly believe that good writing, like water, will ultimately find its own level… from personal experience, the best way to promote yer books is to write stuff that’s at least halfway decent… with good proof reading, editing, cover art… in short—the basics… after that, every author, with or without an agent, with or without a publisher, still has to do the hard yards in marketing activity… and for me, that clearly means being present regularly on the SOSYAL NETWURKS… at the risk of sounding like one of the ‘charlatans’ I refer to above, I published recently my SELF-PUBLISHING STEPS TO SUCCESSFUL SALES, which is not an A-Z on how to sell yer tomes, but rather an honest expression of what worked for this ol’ Jurassic… yeez can have a peek at it here :

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…see yeez later …LUV YEEZ!…

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9 responses to “…good writing, like water, will ultimately find its own level…

  1. Bang on the money, as always. 😉

    Cheers

    MTM

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  2. Reblogged this on Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing and commented:
    Good points made here by Seumas Gallacher! “The best way to promote yer books is to write stuff that’s at least halfway decent… with good proof reading, editing, cover art…”

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  3. And its clearly working for you! A lot of time and hard work spent on those sosyal netwurks methinks! When did you publish your first book?

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    • …hi, Ali… had to check it back…copyright registration October 2008 for THE VIOLIN MAN’S LEGACY…so give or take, six years….a lot of learning curve has been experienced since then! :):) LUVVIN’ the trip! 🙂 cheeeeers, m’Lady 🙂

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