Do you want a guide?

Every once in a while I have a good idea.  Then, it slips away.  I get busy.  I get focused on something else.  The passion to follow-through just isn’t there.

I know a lot about marketing.  I know a lot about publishing.  I know a lot about readers, writers, and connecting the two together.

For a long time, I’ve toyed with the idea of putting that knowledge on paper in a cohesive, easy-to-use guide.  I’m not talking about another “make your book a bestseller” book.  I’m talking about a marketing guide for regular writers who want to market regular books.  I’m talking about writers who want to write for a living, not market their writing for a living.

Should I do it?  Would you want to read it?  Would you use it if you did?

About Stephanie Allen Crist

Stephanie created and produces in answer to a call from God to use her experiences and gifts to help others. Stephanie is also the author of and two books that can be found on that site. Stephanie strives to share her love, faith, and talents in an inclusive manner to help others who know spiritual pain and who know the bitter taste of the dregs of despair.
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7 Responses to Do you want a guide?

  1. acflory says:

    Short answer : damn right I would! And I’m sure an awful lot of my friends would want a guide as well. But make it a real Marketing for Dummies type book, the kind a clueless, first-time writer could come to grips with sans a lot of background knowledge!

    • My intention is to provide the background and foreground knowledge, without overwhelmning and I have gotten to work on it. But not so much “first-time” writers, depending on what you mean. The way I look at it, you’re not a first-timer, because you’ve put years into building your craft to get to the point of being able to produce a publishable novel. On the other hand, it is your first novel and you don’t have as much knowledge as you need to make it a marketing (as well as publishing) success.

      In short, you are my perfect target audience: ethical, honest, enthusiastic, but not knowledgeable about marketing. You want to write, not market, for a living.

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