Friday, March 1, 2019

Be Prolific and Find Reviewers

I have read, over and over, that you will sell more books if you write more books. It does make sense. The more products you have to sell, the more you will sell, whether that be books, cars, or any widget. This post by Kristine Kathryn Rusch talks about that, but also that it’s time to get rid of the notion that fast writing is bad writing.

This post also talks about influencers. She doesn’t go into much detail about how to find them, so that will be an area I explore in a later post. Reviews of your book are important, but some reviews are more important than others.

From the article:
"Micro influencers are more important than one-fits-all curation.

Writers need to figure out two things. First, they are micro influencers (with their worlds and their brands and their newsletters and all of that fun stuff). Second, writers should value the micro influencers who already love their work. If writers do those two things, then they won’t chase those pipe dreams of instant fame and success. Those pipe dreams are the most deadly dreams of all, because they make writers give up important things like copyright in order to make those dreams come true.

Being prolific is good. It’s not only good, but desirable.

Remember when writers suffered through that hogwash of 10 or 20 rewrites and one book every five years?

No one could make a living at that, but it sure worked well for traditional publishers, because they didn’t have the attention span, marketing budget, or ability to publish writers quickly. Professors, who also shoveled that BS, didn’t have to grade as many papers if they made their students rewrite things to death."
 Read the entire article.

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