There also comes a time when the support and feedback of other creative people, who understand what you’re going through, has an important role to play. Writing groups and associations have long provided a network, professional community, and a source of inspiration for those who are passionate about the written word.
Although there has been plenty of emphasis on Facebook groups and Instagram hashtags, there are also plenty of opportunities to enhance your books’ exposure on the most business-oriented of the social platforms – LinkedIn.
Most publishers don’t accept just any manuscript from an author anymore, they need to be filtered through an agent. This is understandable because of how saturated the market is right now. That means your first step towards becoming a published author is finding yourself an agent.
Whether you’re a first-time e-book author or a seasoned pro, you will always have the task of promoting the books you release. It’s a process that takes significant time and effort. You need to be consistent and smart about the way you promote, but in the end, it is so worth it.
In order to stay afloat, authors need to be adept at promoting. One of the most helpful tools today are the vast array of social media websites available.