Originally Posted by qwertyportne
Can you recommend a book, print or digitized, you feel would be a good place for a beginner to begin?
Do you know, I don't think I can.
What little I've learned is through talk with other writers, or just through trial and breaking error on my part.
I spent about three months sending out reviews, blog rolls, interviews, socialising, getting a website up, a blog, you name it. I did everything except writing, and I was ready for crashing because of it.
Then I had the simplist advice of: promote for six weeks, then get on with writing, and It's taught me to back off and let the work take care of itself.
I have to admit that Goodreads has been the best place for me, but out of all of the advertising I did, nothing worked more than just being on there as a reader myself. I don't discuss my work unless someone asks me a direct question, but I do review other books and talk to readers about books they're reading. It's not about getting personal, just enjoying reading and enjoying it with other readers.
It is good if you can connect with other authors in your genre through writing sites too. I'll do promo blogs for authors in my genre, interviews, also blog rolls. But beside that there's also chances for the likes of anthologies. There's nothing better than getting your name alongside more estalished authors in your genre.
What advice have these books given you so far?