Getting Ready to Launch

Here’s more of the same on building a platform, with some suggestions that hadn’t even occurred to me. Time to get to work, I think.

River St. Press

You’ve written a great book and someone wants to publish it. You take a deep breath and sigh. You can relax now. The hard work is done.

Wrong. The hard work is just beginning.

Both Patricia Santos Marcantonio and I have books releasing this fall. My book Waiting is scheduled for release by Booktrope in September. Pat’s book, The Ghost Sisters and the Girl in Hallway B, is also scheduled for release by Sunbury Press. Any given day you can watch us scurry, like the busy squirrels outside, as we get ready to launch our books.

Countless times we’ve been asked which is better, to self-publish or to go with traditional publishers? Over the years we’ve learned it doesn’t matter. Regardless of how our books are published, the work we, the authors, have to do to launch a book is the same. We’ve also learned it’s good to start early…

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