Friday, May 22, 2009

Publishing and Marketing

Today is a school holiday! And I plan to spend the next four days reading and relaxing. Attended a Writer's Guild meeting and came away filled with despair; the publishing industry is floudering even in NY. Small press seems to be faring better. The speakers suggested that self-publishing has its problems too. I guess I'll just stick with small markets and send short stories and personal essays.

Everyone wants to write a best-seller. Receiving a book contract is only the beginning. Marketing yourself sounds very expen$ive. Oh well, since I have not submitted my manuscript, I have no worries there. Have a great weekend and no matter how you feel about war (ugh!) remember the reason for this holiday. Get out and about and enjoy this beautiful St. Louis weather.

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