#Authors #Marketing Yourself and Your Work Part ONE

..and this is part one … part two reblogged simultaneously… excellent stuff for all authors … well done, Chris and Susan 🙂

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The following is an extract from a talk delivered at the Calgary Public Library in Feb. 2011.

Part 1

Before I begin, please watch this video:


I’ve named these two characters Wannabe Author (WA) and Real Author(RA).

How many of you have ever said any of the things Wannabe Author says in this video? Come on, be honest. Okay, then, how many of you have heard other writers say any of these things? And, like Real Author, haven’t you just wanted to put them and everyone else out of their misery by ignoring whatever they say? Obviously, Wannabe Author is the least promotable kind of author. First of all, Wannabe is never likely to be published, so will be of little worry to the publishing industry anyway. WA is not listening to an experienced author, knows nothing about the publishing business, and thinks the path to…

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10 responses to “#Authors #Marketing Yourself and Your Work Part ONE

  1. Thank you for reblogging, kind sir!

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  2. Thanks again for re-blogging Seumas 😀

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  3. I read this on Chris’s blog, Seumas. I agree it’s great. 🙂

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  4. I really like the part when he says the only gatekeepers are the authors themselves. That reality maybe the first of many obstacles, but it’s also one of the biggest. (Will have to run to catch all the series. thank for the head’s up)

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