It Takes A Village to Market A Book

Linda tells it how it is…

The Long and Short Stories of Life

I’m sure you’re familiar with the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child”! Ideally, it takes that same village to help a writer promote his books. With a plethora of books from every genre known to man, and a few new ones like Psionic, it’s getting progressively difficult to compete in a glutted market.

In aneffortto garner a following, manyindependent authors have opted to give our books away for free. Middlemen, who have no literary talents, have become wealthy in our business by virtue of the book giveaway companies they’ve formed. They advertise our hard work and offer it to the public for free. To register with the morefamous of these companies, we must pay them for the privilege of giving away our blood, sweat, and tears.

I’m not blaming readers, since I’ve snagged a few of these freebies myself, but this is not always beneficial…

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