You have to be a proactive author, if you want to succeed. I have seen many, many authors fail to thrive because they don't "get" one simple point: authors write and market books, whereas publishers manufacture and distribute. If you are confused on this point, you're setting yourself up for a big disappointment! Fortunately, there is a lot you can control.
The month or week before your book is printed is not the time to first get actively involved in its publication. No one knows as much about your book and how it fits into your business plan than you do. You have to shine a guiding light for your publishers beginning on the day you sign your publishing contract.
Stephanie Gunning's new audio program, Partner with Your Publisher: How not to Feel @#%*!ed When Your Book Comes Out, describes step-by-step actions you can take to be your own best advocate!
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