The Irascible Indie. Part 5, Confessions of a Non-Marketer

How much work do you want to do to be a self-publisher? Here is one more thing you need to at least consider…

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The Irascible Indie is back! She’s emerged from her dark and dusty corner (coughing and sneezing), insisting she must opine on that perpetual bugbear: MARKETING

I’ve just reread four blog posts from 2015, written by my grumpy alter ego, the Irascible Indie. They are mild rants about various aspects of being a self-published (aka “indie”) author. I was actually quite impressed with how well-written readable they are. Anyone who’s interested can find them here:

And now, here are the Irascible One’s views on marketing…

Not a day passes without at least one blog post popping into my reader about marketing — lists of tips and tricks, how-to articles, and stern warnings that failure to market means failure as an author. Marketing is the bitter pill you must swallow after…

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7 thoughts on “The Irascible Indie. Part 5, Confessions of a Non-Marketer”

  1. I have a great international marketing background and I sell about 60% of my books overseas. However, I firmly believe that all people (especially millennials) are reading way less. The other complaint I have, along with all writers, is that only a very small percent of readers bother to leave reviews on Amazon. 😢

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  2. I went to an Author’s Panel on Publishing last year. Very good, and eye opening. But the best quote was “There’s writing brain and then there’s marketing brain.” It definitely is two different skill sets.

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