My fellow author, Kate Policani, had some great advice to share. Read on!
(The Lustre is set to release Thursday!!! Please get back to me by Wednesday, you last-minute-ers, if you want to get in on the Launch Party action!)
I can’t say that I know exactly how TO publish a novel but I definitely know some things you shouldn’t do:
- Don’t write your novel/short story/poetry collection, edit it, release it and THEN publicize (blogging, online communities, networking). Do publicize as soon as you decide you are going to finish it and publish. If you are psychic or have been given a peek into the future and find you might want to publish someday, start promoting right away. Even if you are planning on going the “traditional publishing route”, you should publicize. You will have to do it anyway.
- Don’t write one book and expect it to take off on its own and make you rich within months. That would be a Holy Miracle. Do expect…
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