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longknife 03-09-2014 12:52 PM

Getting on the bestseller list
 
This comes from the Always Writing blog @ http://neilostroff.blogspot.com/2014...ller-list.html and really hits home. This excerpt really hits home and is the hardest part of being a writer. It takes work and is most frustrating.

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It takes a lot of time to plug in marketing information, time that takes away from writing that next book. Itís true that word-of-mouth is by far the biggest seller of books, but it seems that with the internet and worldwide exposure, that word-of-mouth can get lost in the chatter of so many new books. I may never hit the Amazon bestseller list again (hopefully I will) but it was certainly a boost to my writerís ego to know that for a brief time I was ranked right up there beside such great writers as Ann Rice, Stephen King, and Suzanne Collins. It made all the years spent weaving my tales worth it
You got any better recommendations? :cocoa:

Mike C 03-10-2014 01:54 AM

Write a book everyone wants to read.

Gaines 03-10-2014 03:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Mike C (Post 640133)
Write a book everyone wants to read.



What a novel idea!

jimmymc 03-10-2014 10:51 AM

Buy about 10,000 copies and you'll slide right in there or make it free and buy a link on the front page of Google news. Congrats on making it the first time.


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