|Insecure Writers Support Group Blog Hop|
I have not published an audiobook, but I am interested in reading the answers to this month's question about publishing and marketing them. I have considered narrating my memoir for an audiobook. But, I have no studio or equipment to do that. Nor any idea about marketing an audiobook. Any advice would be appreciated.
|Gardener Ted and I were Mom and Pop business owners |
operating a floral shop, a commercial greenhouse operation and a garden center
Last week's blog post, Celebrate National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day recognized local businesses. I mentioned writers are also business people and could be thought of as operating a small business in the writing industry.
|The story of the first year |
we were in the flower business
At the moment the book is published--indie or traditional--it becomes not just "heart work," but also hard work. In order to actually sell a book, you need to convert your mindset from the creative side of your personality to the practical reality of being a producer, a business owner. Your responsibilities include editor, publisher (indie), marketer, speaker, and bookkeeper. I bet you can add another one in the comments below.
I never realized there were so many "jobs" associated with being a published author until my first novella was published. The good news is there are many tools/resources to help you learn about running this small business- books and online websites, writing groups, and authors who are willing to share their experiences such as the bloggers here at IWSG!
I have listed a some of my favorites below for marketing your books. Please add your favorite sites in the comments section. Thank you.
UPDATE: Quarterly delivery of the Rose Courier--Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall
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Filled with photos, updates, freebies, new book releases and more! Thank you.
In order to find more time for writing and playing, I will not publish the Rose Courier every month. Instead, the edition will be delivered quarterly to your inbox.