What does it mean to publish your work?
Wikipedia defines publishing as the process of production and dissemination of literature or information— the activity of making information available to the general public.
Making your work available is one thing, making people want to buy it is a completely different prospect altogether.
Marketing can be defined as the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large.
Still just a lot of words. I think I can sum it up in fewer: For authors, making their work available is secondary to the main objective of building a demand for it.
This blog will explore some of the methods and tools available to writers who want to market their work. the main focus is on DIY methods that will speed and economize the publishing process to make it possible for content creators to be able to profit from their efforts.
I hope to build a network of resources that will appeal to authors at all levels. I believe that thorough understanding of the dynamics of the publishing process is paramount to success. I also believe that the more involved you become in promoting your own work, the more comfortable you become with the marketing aspect.
Authors who just want to write will do just that. Write and no more. Authors who want to make a success of their work will need to treat it like a business. They will have to nurture and analyze every aspect of each literary project in order to make it a viable income stream.
Look for more tips and tools to be mentioned here about P.O.D. Books, ebooks, audio books and more. Also take the time to visit my website: http://www.aboutimepublishing.com