Roundup: Marketing Your Writing
Author: Jon Simmons | Posted in Uncategorized No comments
In our Roundups segment, we’re looking back at all the great posts since the blog started in 2009. We explore posts from our archives as well as other top literary magazines, centered on a certain theme to help you jump-start your week. This week we have posts on submitting and getting published.
What’s the trick? Twitter? A Facebook page? Hiring an agent? All of the above? What are the best ways to market your writing in an ever-competitive writing market? Our writers and writers from around the web divulge their marketing strategies and concerns.
- A.J. Kandathil gleans valuable knowledge from Liz Lemon about pitching her ideas and more in “Episodia 1.1: Making Comedy and Paper with Liz Lemon.”
- “Finding an honest, understanding, capable, experienced, devoted, and supportive agent is as hard as finding a spouse,” writes Fan Wu in “Being Published, and Then…”
From Around the Web:
- The repercussions of self-publishing are revealed in this New York Times article.
- Carve Magazine says: “Short stories and novels are arguably not the sexiest commodities in an increasingly non-literary world (pigs will most likely fly the day we all see a Super Bowl ad for a Joyce Carol Oates book).”
- In “E-Readers Track How We Read, But Is The Data Useful To Authors?” NPR pits marketing against creativity.
- Author Joanna Penn writes “Marketing Your First Book: 9 Tips For Authors.” Especially take note of number nine!
Feel free to share your views on marketing and writing in the comments section below!