Monday, December 4, 2006

First Submission

I got my first submission today for review. That's good! I've also hooked up Google Analytics to the blog so I can see if people are actually visiting or if I am merely talking (writing) out loud to no one in particular. I can see now that in one sense, most blogs are only talking into the ether, but if they gather enough people who are interested then they can become a niche blog. One person conversing with a small group of others.

It is much like self-publishing. Merely publishing your own book is like an unannounced blog. No one will know what you are doing until you advertise yourself. As a self-published author you have to get out and sell yourself and your book. Take a look at JA Konrath's blog. He has many helpful tips on how to get out in front of the public. That is what most authors want in the end. A bit of immortality.

2 comments:

Pub-ioneer said...

If anybody approaches you with a MS that isn't you cup of tea, nudge them along and I'll see if I can work with it. I think we could all (reviewers and readers) benefit from cooperation.

Jesse Gordon said...

This sounds like my cup of tea. ;) I'll post a link to Fantasy POD in my next journal entry.

Happy reading. :)