#Authors #Marketing Yourself and Your Work Part THREE

I’m a little late reblogging this. Many of you have probably already subscribed to Chris’ blog and you’ve read Part Three of Susan’s excellent marketing series, but for those of you who haven’t read it, here’s a snippet of the post here along with the link to the original. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying Susan’s articles and I hope you have too!

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The following is an extract from a talk delivered at the Calgary Public Library in Feb. 2011.

Part 3

Once the contract is signed, and while the manuscript is being worked on by the editor, is the best time for you to ramp up your web presence. While you wait for the edited copy to be returned to you – and this could take several months – is when you should work on further developing your blog and Facebook presence. This may be a good time, as well, if you haven’t done so already, to create a website (and your publisher may help you with this as they will want you to link to their site), and prepare yourself for the time in the very near future when you can actually call yourself “a published author.”

It’s not too early to announce that you have signed a…

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