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PREPARE YOURSELF!!!

Edmond P. DeRousse October 22, 2015

You have written your manuscript, submitted it, got it published, and set goals. If you are genuinely serious about this new business, prepare yourself. Life as you know it is about to change.

Time will be set aside for everything related to writing. Scheduling will have even more of a necessity. If you don’t already have the ability, you will learn to prioritize family, work, book, and budget.

You will fin

Develop Your Publishing Plan

Edmond P. DeRousse September 27, 2015

Throughout your writing and publishing career it is important to set goals, develop a personal plan, and be willing to revise them. But keep in mind, reality and initial expectation are NOT the same. Just because you wrote it doesn’t mean you wrote a best seller.

Set realistic goals. Don’t plan to retire to write and publish more. You did not win the lottery, so your life didn’t change overnight. Like everyt

Book business Ideas

Edmond P. DeRousse September 9, 2015

There obviously are authors who have been involved in the business of writing a great deal longer than I have. All, I am convinced, have gone through this same process I have been blogging about and more.

In the previous blog, I talked about marketing. Now here are some things I tried. Some worked and are still working. Some didn’t.

When my first book came out, I got involved with four

Ready to sell/Now what?

Edmond P. DeRousse August 26, 2015

MARKETING!!       MARKETING!!     MARKETING!!!

Whether you self- publish or have a publisher, this has to be done. NO EXCEPTION.

Regardless how big a name you may become because of your published work, you will not escape marketing. Steven King is not excluded from this. He does book signings and public appearances. James Paterson has even promoted his books on Television.

When my first book was re