If you are going to be professional about the business, then you may already know that marketing and advertising work is among the most challenging of professions. Now, try telling that to a literary or children’s story writer. He or she may argue that writing a book is even harder. Writing work is hard enough as it is. But many dedicated to their craft and cause welcome the blood, sweat and tears that go into the completion of a first draft.
And then once all work is completed, once you are well and truly satisfied that your final manuscript is ready for a publisher, there is still the business of getting someone of professional worth to notice. For many writers who have been there, they will all concur. This is one of the hardest parts of their job as writers. Marketing the book. Not at all easy to do, is it. Spare yourself the pain and carry on with your writing.
One of the consummate skills of being a writer is being able to do good reading and research work. Take this resourcefulness a step further now by furthering your studies on how to market a book. One of the most important lessons you will learn about this business is to take advantage of professional marketing and advertising services. While your book marketing agent pursues the literary agents and publishers, you can continue with your writing.
Marketing your work and sourcing a publisher should only be a small part of your life as a writer. Is it not pleasing to observe that, these days, you no longer need to act as marketing agent as well. Let the professionals take care of your good work while you continue preparing your next manuscript. This will be time well spent.