“A writer should do what they do best and only this: write.”
I heard this statement again at the Digital Book World conference in New York City last week, and I began really considering if I agreed with it.
So for you, the author, you get to choose whatever type of writing career you would like. There is no single path anymore. Yes, you can just write and do nothing else. No marketing, no social media, no book tours, no worrying about cover design, or translation, or rights, or file formats, or metadata, nothing. Just write. Go ahead, I don’t mind.
With 1.5 million books published last year, what we are seeing is that lots of folks are doing just that: writing. Which is why I focus more and more not on getting one’s work published, but ensuring it is read;
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Guest posted by Barbara Morgenroth. Hat Tip: Lynn Blackmar