Monday, December 02, 2019

Bright lights

A writer friend of mine, whose latest novel is just out, was telling me how much she hates marketing her books, and the self-promotion required. 'It feels like showing off!' she said.

It is showing off - but you know what? If you're not a famous best-selling author whose publisher devotes squillions of pounds/dollars to promoting you, you HAVE to show off. You have to engage in self promotion. 

And if you're like me, who is even lower down in the pecking order than my friend (because at least she has a publisher) if you don't self promote, then no-one is even going to know you have a new book out, let alone think about buying it. That's why I'm doing my own bit of 'showing off' this morning. I have four lovely new reviews of my 2019 novel EVEN WHEN THEY KNOW YOU. Yippee!

And now I'm going to get up and get packed because I'm going to London for a couple of days. This country mouse is ready for bright lights, an injection of culture at the Tate Modern, and most of all and best of all - fun with my lovely friend Het.


Anonymous said...

Still supporting Marxist Corbyn and his cronies. You can't seem to understand that there would not be so many people relying on food banks if they only had children they could afford to feed and cloth themselves and stopped making life choices which only lead to poverty i.e. more than two children, drinking, smoking,take away and ready meals expecting to have consumer items which they cannot afford by getting more and more into debt. The answers are simple. It just needs common sense to understand them.

Sue Hepworth said...

This comment bears no relation to anything in my blog post above, and I am therefore not going to respond to it here.
If you are responding to something I have put on Twitter, then please 'talk' to me there.

Sue Hepworth said...

I have deleted comments which are not relevant to the post above.
If the person who made the comment above wishes to comment on something I have put on Twitter, then Twitter is the platform to do it. Not here.