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  • Jan 6th, 2011 @ 9:45am

    Promotion & Marketing

    I've been writing and illustrating books for about 30 years. I've published with several huge houses and one very dedicated independent. I've been on the NYT Bestseller list and sold over 3 million books. So who does most of my promotion and marketing? I do. The publishers expect it. They don't have the staff to support any but the huge bestsellers. I'd say that at least 80% of my time and energy go into promotion, leaving very little time to actually write and illustrate. So don't be fooled into thinking that a contract from a major publisher guarantees that you'll get marketing support. More than likely, you won't.

  • Jan 6th, 2011 @ 9:30am

    Re: Ugh, no thanks

    I'm a published author/illustrator with 26 books, several of them quite successful. I actually earn my entire living doing this. But the biggest physical store I know of stocks only TWO of my books. No, I'm sorry, but physical stores are not the answer.