Shameless Self Promotion: It’s not so easy to be shameless ~ Judy Penz Sheluk

Reblogged from Judy Penz Sheluk :

When I started writing my first novel, I never gave a moment’s thought to promotion. I was naive enough to believe that after I got a publishing contract, the publisher would do all sorts of promotion, while I’d visit bookstores and go to events they’d set up. Sure, I’d need a website, and probably a Facebook page, but I wouldn’t have to be the one “selling” my book. “They” would do that.

Contract signed, and The Hanged Man’s Noose out, reality came crashing in pretty quickly. These days, authors are expected to do the bulk of their own advertising and promotion—and set up their own events and bookstore visits. I expect there are exceptions if you’re Gillian Flynn or Stephen King, but for those of us not breathing rarified air, it’s in the trenches we go.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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