Resources and tips for the self-published author.
by Maureen Crisp • August 14, 2017
Published in News • One comment
Book marketing is always difficult, especially for self-published writers.
It is even further difficult for children’s self-pub writers. How do you find your market when you know the gate-keepers are the adults, and not the child readers? How can you go about it right to make sure to get it into the right hands? Most adults buy books for their children in stores, and are less likely to buy online. How can you get adults to notice your self-published children’s books? How do you get them to start buying online?
Navigating The Writing Whirlwind
Pic: Flickr/ Creative Commons – Jon Aslund
This week politics filled the news channels. Domestic and foreign policy was under the spotlight. Writers went around in circles trying to make sense of the narratives or gave up and wondered if we had crossed over into a parallel dystopian universe.
Spare a kind thought for Kat Rosenfield who wrote a Vulture article this week on The Toxic Drama of YA Twitter. Readers criticising a manuscript before it is even finished seems to be at the far end of acceptable behaviour. I’m not surprised that Y A authors might be playing it safe after reading this.
Angela Ackerman’s post on authors working collaboratively is still making the rounds and getting comments. If you missed it from last week’s roundup- Check it out!
In The Craft Section,
In The Marketing Section,
Chuck Wendig is always a sure bet for making sense of the turmoil of writing. This week he looked at writing as an act of resource management. This is entertaining and relevant as we all try to find our way through the politics and back to the page.
About Maureen Crisp
Maureen Crisp has been writing her weekly publishing roundups for over seven years. She is a traditionally published children's author as well as indie-published. She lives in New Zealand and is heading the team organising the 4th National Conference of Children's Writers and Illustrators. She is currently trying her hand at writing a children’s book series if she can drag herself away from forever tweaking her Mars novel or obsessing over space.