Nowhere does the hand of friendship extend as far as with the writing community. For this reason, remember to be kind to those who are struggling to publish their first book. There is enough room on the platform for everyone.
If you are considering giving up, let me ask, “What if the next submission results in publication?” One of the most important lessons I’ve learned on the road from inspiration to publication is that rejection is a test to determine whether one has what it takes to be a successful author.
From Chapter Two~~Stress-free Marketing
There is a reason books take a year to birth. Expect to devote six months to creating and incorporating a marketing plan that includes cataloging contacts, and designing publicity materials. It takes a lot of time and tremendous patience to sell books. A little luck and a whole lot of humility doesn’t hurt either.
From Chapter Three~~Stress-free Marketing
Unfortunately, the only way to overcome this fear is by doing.
From Chapter Twenty~~Stress-free Marketing