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…authors’ self-marketing?…yeez put on yer best frock to go to the Publishing Ball… just like Cinderella… #TBSU…

…some things are unavoidable in this life… not being able to eat just one peanut from a packet… never finding a taxi when it’s raining… unable to remember what name Ms J.K.Rowling is using today… the latest bane, according to many of the blog posts I’ve read recently, is the need for authors, self-publishing or otherwise, to market themselves and their WURKS… admittedly some of us belong to the Literary-Shrinking-Violets Society… others blossom in the rich bloom of the Writers Ghetto-Blasting-Equivalent in Self-Advertising... sadly, there is no middle ground… for the legions of those veering timidly toward the ‘excuse-me-can-I-trouble-yeez-for-a minute-about-my-WURK’ constituency, IT’S TIME TO GET SHOUTING... regardless if yer masterpiece is picked up by an agent and/or a publisher, yeez still have to get the megaphone belting out by yerself… separate the quill-scraper persona from the darling-of-the-SOSYAL-NETWURKIN-circuit being that propagates yer tomes to the universe… subjugate the Shy Sherman within… suppress the Timid Tammy… remember that marvellous sequence in ‘Pretty Woman’ where Julia Roberts’ pal tells her to ‘WURK it baby’ and she proceeds to swing that delightful derriere Richard Gere-ward… so, once ye’ve penned or typed ‘THE END’ , it’s time to ‘WURK it baby’… yeez put on yer best frock to go to the Publishing Ball… bang the drum on Twitter, Facebook,  Any-Other-Channel-Yeez-Can-Think-Of, Goodreads, LinkedIn, Blog like Billy-o,  just get it out there, loud and clear… what’s the worst thing that can happen?… folks may not want to buy or download yer books… but hey, that’s no worse off than if yeez never did any self-advertising at all, right?… and who knows, Prince Charming of the Publishing Gods may just chance upon yer glass slipper… what’s to lose?… c’mon Lads and Lassies of Blog Land…  get yer frocks out, let’s go to the Ball… see yeez later…

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