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Write on, Wednesday! How to Market your Books

By Leslie Lindsay If you think you’re the author and “they” are the publisher, and it is up to “them” to sell your book, you’re wrong.  Sure, the publisher does a lot:  they read your entire manuscript, they make suggestions and changes, and give you advice along the way.  They typeset your book, design the cover (sometimes the interior illustrations), bind it, print it, and distribute it.  (And there may be a few more things that I am not privy to at this stage), but do they sell it??  Well, not really. Sure, your publisher may pop a picture of the cover of your book into their catalog–which is very exciting–and then distribute that catalog to folks on their mailing list, but that doesn’t guarantee your book will get purchased.  Your publisher may get your book on Amazon, which is huge…and you may be able to find it in local bookstores and “big box” bookstores.  (here’s hoping). But you–author friend–will have to speak for the book.  I have been reading John Kremer’s “1001 Ways to Market Your …