Monday, February 10, 2014

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By: David Gaughran

I can already feel the heat from approaching pitchforks!

But if you hear me out, I think I can convert at least some of you to the idea that if you don’t enjoy marketing, you’re doing it wrong. Let me explain.

Sometimes marketing can seem like a Sisyphean task. There’s always something you could do to promote your work, and there’s never enough hours in the day. Many writers are already hard-pressed with demands from the rest of their lives and have to battle hard to carve out writing time. The pressure to promote squeezes that precious writing time even further.

On top of that, many marketing tasks just seem unpleasant. Writers can often be introverts who don’t like pressing the flesh – either in cyberspace or meatspace – and the very idea of marketing is hive-inducing. I get that, I really do.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, I think that if marketing is making you feel icky, you’re probably doing it wrong. If it’s too expensive, you’re definitely doing it wrong. And if it takes up too much time, guess what? You really are doing it wrong.

Stuff that can make you feel icky:

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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:

  1. "@elizabethscraig: What Makes a Romance? 7 tips @sdwriter"
  2. 12 Tips for Your Professional Amazon Author Page | Savvy Writers & e-Books online
  3. If You Don’t Enjoy Marketing, You’re Doing It Wrong | David Gaughran
  4. Your Author Platform: Building the Plane While Flying It | Indies Unlimited
  5. Self-Publishing? These Editing Tips Will Ensure You Release a Quality Book
  6. Keeping Track of Your Changing Market | Susan Gilbert
  7. The Kill Zone: A Book That Failed And What We Can Learn From It
  8. Ebooks, Paper Books, or Both: Finding the Solution that is Right for You |
  9. Authors - How to Use Pinterest for Dull Topics and High Search Ranking
  10. Free KDP Select Promotion Case Study - Training Authors for Success
  11. BookMarketingBuzzBlog: Are You An Expert To The Media?
  12. E-book prices could drop under Competition Bureau pact | The Passive Voice |
  13. The eBook Author's Corner: Ebook Marketing: Boxed Sets are Gaining Exposure and Sales @jimhbs
  14. Bad Boys and Anti-heroes: Why the Gals Love Them - The Fictorians
  15. Literary vs. Genre Fiction – What’s All the Fuss About? - The Fictorians
  16. Those Pesky Pastimes Daily Writing Tips
  17. The Beatles Social Media Lessons - Heidi Cohen
  18. Passivity vs. Proactivity | Selling Books
  19. Why 10,000 hours of practice isn't enough - Books & Such Literary Management : Books & Such Literary Management
  20. How To Revise Your Novel At A Glance | Write to Done
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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