I’m over at Unabridged Andra for the Ruthless Perfection blog tour! Come read an interview with me and enter for a chance to win a giftcard. I talk about all the things I’ve learned since I started writing, including this:
Learn how all the pieces fit together. Writing a great book is just the beginning. There is a tremendous amount that you will need to know about branding, marketing, publishing, contracts, publicity etc… Most successful authors will cultivate relationships with other authors and industry professionals to get first- hand knowledge about the market, to understand what is changing and how to best position yourself. There is no right answer for every author but instead you will need to weigh your goals and strengths against what is happening in the publishing world.