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But I digress.
Anyway, you know, I have lots of good stuff for brand new beginners and even more good stuff for those promoting a book.
What I don't have, however, is much for those "in-betweeners" out there. You know, those who have an agent but haven't sold a book, or those who are submitting straight to editors and getting personal rejections.
So I ask you, my collective social network, what are your tips for those who don't have a book yet but aren't beginners, either? I'm interested in any of the following:
- Website or no website? If yes, what do you put on it?
- And what about those Facebook Pages? Do you set one of those up now, before you sell, or wait until you've sold something?
- Do you post sample work on your blog, or not? What about blurbs?
- For those who have published, what are some things you wished you would have done before you sold a book (concerning social networking/marketing yourself and your work)? Or things you wished you wouldn't have done?
- How important is it to network before you sell a book? I mean, how much time/energy should "in-betweeners" put into social networking?
- Are there questions I should be asking here but haven't? Please tell me the question, and answer it if you can, too.
I already have my own answers to most of these questions, but I'm curious to see what others think. Feel free to pick one or all of these questions to answer, by the way. Whatever you want to share, I'll be happy to hear.
I'm catering my presentation to all stages of the road to publication (and writing for all ages of children, too), so I am planning on being prepared for anyone who walks through that door. Thanks in advance for your input!
Oh, and if you have a favorite link to share about social networking/marketing/online platforms, please share that, too! I probably already have it on my list, but I'd love to be surprised by one I don't know about.
Thank you, lovely people!