The closer I come to the publishing side of my writing career, the more I think about the importance of a marketing plan. And the more I ask myself if I should look for a traditional publisher, self-publish, publish on demand, or other.
I think I am a decent writer, and I am pretty confident I have a captivating story. I have spent the last couple of years getting to know potential readers and people who could be helpful in the publishing process. I even started SEO Bridges as a type of engine to help in the marketing process.
So, now that I am close to the publishing side of my writing career, it is not so much about gathering more logs for the fire. Instead, it is about using those logs, and maybe some new ones along the way, to help me fan the flames.
So, how do I fan those flames? Well, it’s all about having a marketing plan. When I started working on this novel, I knew I would need to write well, have a captivating story, and market myself and my book. The more and more serious I became about writing, the less and less people considered my endeavors wastes of time. I’d tell them, “Writing is a business.” The more business like I became, the less cynical they stayed.
Why am I telling you this? Whether you’re writing a book, starting a business, or just living your life, you need a plan. Know where you’re going, how you’re going to get there, and whom you can trust to help you along the way. As the saying goes, “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.”
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