How Much is Too Much (or not enough)?

I have this problem. The problem is, I don’t know when it’s okay to talk about my work and when it isn’t. This is not a new problem; far from it. In fact, it has ALWAYS been my problem. In my day job, at home, with my volunteer activities and with my writing. To make this an even bigger deal than you might initially think, lack of self-publicizing has often led to frustration. Frustration has led to anger and anger has led to poor decisions. For example, in my workaday life, I have often had good and even stellar reviews. I rarely take the results of those reviews forward to the natural next step expecting the people who have performed […]

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Get Published Episode 139 – Susan M Toy Talks About Promotion

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode139.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAs you likely know, Mik Murdoch: The Power Within was released in August of this year. What you may not know is I was referred to someone who posts notices about new books. That person was and is Susan Toy. Susan has done a lot of different things in the book industry and she is trying to give back to writers by helping them to get some notice when they have new work coming out. I thought it would be interesting and appropriate to have Susan on the show to talk about the importance of promotion and to get her take on what writers can do to help themselves […]

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(Perfect) Promotion and Marketing

Do you have $10,000,000 to promote your book? No? How about $1,000,000? A big budget is certainly one way to hit all your target markets and get the recognition for your work that you feel you so richly deserve. The problem is, will you EVER recoup that investment? I know working from a limited budget (and even more limited time) means I have to really think about what I’m going to try next. So what avenues are available to we authors? FREE PROMOTION I actually hesitate to use the word ‘Free’ because there always seems to be a cost of some kind. That cost might be time, it might be doing someone else a favor or it might even be […]

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