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1001nightspress

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Are you a tortoise or a hare?
Posted: Jul 5, 2012 10:32 AM
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Interesting blog post.

http://www.novelpublicity.com/2012/07/say-hello-to-tortoise-and-hare-turns-out-theres-a-right-way-and-a-wrong-way-to-do-the-author-gig/

Of course, the point isn't that you should raise prices. The point is that you can charge more--and people will actually pay it--if your book is good. Well-written, well-edited. All the marketing and publicity in the world can't help a weak book long term.
kelpollard

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Re: Are you a tortoise or a hare?
Posted: Jul 5, 2012 10:48 AM   in response to: 1001nightspress in response to: 1001nightspress
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I used to be a hare, but now I'm a tortoise. That was a really good article. Thank you for sharing!
tmmarie

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Re: Are you a tortoise or a hare?
Posted: Jul 5, 2012 11:02 AM   in response to: kelpollard in response to: kelpollard
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I so agree. While I am slow on sales, even after a year and a half, I really haven't marketed much either. I've been working on writing, writing and yes writing. I have three books out and two more in the works. It's slow going so far but I am one of those people who look, listen, learn and keep trying. Nothing in life is ever free and if you want success you have to work to achieve it.

Great article!

T.M. Marie
oldblindog

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Re: Are you a tortoise or a hare?
Posted: Jul 5, 2012 12:24 PM   in response to: 1001nightspress in response to: 1001nightspress
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I am a tortoise for sure.

But my motto, borrowed from Plato, has ever been: "Never discourage a man (or woman) who makes continual progress; no matter how slow."

cheers

Terrance Aldon Shaw (TAS)

rushweig

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Re: Are you a tortoise or a hare?
Posted: Jul 5, 2012 1:58 PM   in response to: 1001nightspress in response to: 1001nightspress
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I'm a tortoise in that it takes me a god-forsaken amount of time to write, and I don't market because I'm facebook/twitter/blog-less.

I'm a hare because I price my stuff low to fit in with the crowd ;)
kennydill

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Posted: Jul 5, 2012 6:09 PM   in response to: 1001nightspress in response to: 1001nightspress
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I'm a giraffe. I do okay.
kennydill

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Posted: Jul 5, 2012 6:16 PM   in response to: kennydill in response to: kennydill
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Just read the article. Very nicepress.

p.s. I can't stop laughing from the phrase 'tweeted meaningfully'

p.p.s. BWAAAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!!!

ruthlesspen

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Re: Are you a tortoise or a hare?
Posted: Jul 5, 2012 6:46 PM   in response to: 1001nightspress in response to: 1001nightspress
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Tortoise, of course. It's naive to think you can dash off a book and have it become a classic. Good books take more thought and development than bad books, and there's no way around that reality.
headofwords

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Re: Are you a tortoise or a hare?
Posted: Jul 5, 2012 7:27 PM   in response to: 1001nightspress in response to: 1001nightspress
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Nice blog, thanks for posting. Writing is a career so anyone who really cares about it is in it for the long haul. The rest will flicker in and out but will be doomed to fail eventually.

For me, I'm more like a three legged dog, slowly limping along, hoping that people will take pity on me and buy my books! :-)
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