Friday, February 24, 2012
Friday's at the Piedmont Grille
I’m still on the fence, but I’m leaning towards not putting out a paperback copy. It’s a ‘nice to have’, but with most of my sales being e-books (even with the paperback copies of my first two novels available), I’m not sure it’s worth the time and the effort. I’d rather spend that time writing!
What is the most important advice you've received thus far that you'd wished you'd known earlier in your career?
Actually, no one’s told me this, but it’s something I discovered and I wish I’d known it earlier: pace yourself, because getting published is not the final goal. If you want to have a successful career in publishing, you need to think about your next book, and the one after that, and the one after that . . . Being published is not the end of the road.
I think that's important, to know where you're going after you write The End. Someone once told me to have a ten year goal. Right now I'm set for five and I think that's enough for now.
What is the most surprising thing you've learned about yourself in publishing both with a small press and self-publishing?
Wow, that’s a great question! Er . . . um . . . *five minutes later* Do you know, I don’t think I’ve learned anything new about myself, but the process has reinforced things I already knew: that I like being in control, that I can easily obsess over unimportant things for hours (not good!), and that I’m very driven.
Well, your drive has certainly gotten you to the top of the chick lit market. I can't think of anyone who doesn't know you. And as always I wish you all the success in the world.
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