Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Readers and Fans "Validate" Books - Not Just NY Pubs Anymore
Happy Tuesday, D. D. Scott-ville!
This post today is a big 'ole shout-out and thank u to all my superfab readers and fans!!!
I sooo wantchy'all to know how very much your support and great buzz means to this author...that would be me...LOL...and how much it means to almost every author I know.
The Biz of Being an Author has sooo changed over this past year, thanks to the beyond wonderful Epublishing World!
And here's the little gem of all these changes that I think is a complete treasure and world wonder of its own merit:
Thanks to Epublishing, Readers and Fans "validate" books...not just The Big Six New York Pubs Anymore.
Readers and Fans - like all of you most wondermous here in D. D. Scott-ville - are the true gems...the proverbial diamonds in the roughs of every author's writing-for-publication journey.
It used to be - and I'm saying used to be in a short-term sense (as in just last year), that a writer, like me, as of last August 2010, still unpubbed after 10 years of playing by the TradiPub World's Rules, would still be sitting there, with 10 plus manuscripts ready to go, a big-time agent to handle her submissions, countless "we love your book(s), but they're too much this or not enough that to sell"...yada yada yada...you get the picture...
So yes, last year, at this same time, I was still waiting...waiting for the only type of "validation" writers have in the TradiPub World...in that, some editor, for some NY Pub, luuuvvved your book enough to convince the next editor up from them that "this baby will sell".
Without that "validation"...your career as a TradiPub Published Author is on hold.
You have no books on any shelves...whether cyber or brick-and-mortar store shelves...and thus, you have no Readers and Fans.
You're sharing your writing, if you're lucky, with only the dog and/or cat and/or both at your feet while you're cranking out pages and book after book after book.
But ohhhhhhhhhh yeahhhhhhhhhh...not anymore!!!
Fast forward a year...I've got 5 books out, am finishing up number 6 which will be released in August, have two more coming in 2011 and another 5 to 6 scheduled for 2012!!!
Oh...and I'm now selling over 1000 books per month...just on Amazon Kindle alone!!!
And...getting beyond superfab Reviews too!!!
Because Readers are now "validating" my books! Readers are reading my books, luuuvvvin' 'em and addin' em to their keeper-shelves, then tellin' all their friends to check 'em out too!!!
I'm turning my Readers into Fans, with every new book I release, and sharin' my journey with other writers too...paying it forward and helping to fill my Readers and Fans' cyber shelves with even more "great books for great prices".
NO MORE WAITING!!!
Nothin' beats making Readers and Fans happy, and when you've got 'em, and they're continuing to grow in huge numbers, that's the only "validation" you need!!!
Sexy Sassy Smart Readers & Fans Rock Wishes --- D. D. Scott
Labels: Finding Fabulous Readers, Publishing Industry Scoop, Readers and Fans
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