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2 tips for balancing writing and marketing time – Q&A from New Generation Publishing Summit


Sane advice, as always, in this re-blog from Roz Morris…

Alert: Tomorrow will be a special day for those who know nothing about marketing (promotion)…

Nail Your Novel

book-marketing-nail-your-novelLast week I spoke at the New Generation Publishing summit and this thorniest of questions came up: how do you strike a balance between writing books and working on marketing and sales?

toni-jenkinsWe had good examples of two extremes. In the marketing-gone-mad corner, we had debut author Toni Jenkins. She cheerfully confessed that when her first book launched she went to the mattresses, working until late every night, identifying possible audiences, writing emails introducing herself, following up leads. She added that her mentors at NGP, while applauding her energy, reminded her not to lose sight of her writing.

In the other corner, the ‘just-leave-me-alone-to-write’ department, we had staunch representation too. NGP director Daniel Cooke told me he has too many authors who can’t be persuaded to consider marketing at all. Joel Friedlander had a good piece about this recently by Judith Brile – is your plan for success ‘I just…

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2 responses to “2 tips for balancing writing and marketing time – Q&A from New Generation Publishing Summit

  1. Roz Morris @Roz_Morris September 3, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Thanks for the reblog, my friend!

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