Road to Marketability

This whole process of being an official author is very brand new to me. It’s exciting, and honestly, a little bit scary. Although my book, The Declaration of Independence from A to Z, from Pelican Publishing, won’t be out until the Spring of 2010, I know I need to work hard now to make myself and my book appealing and marketable for the future.

One of the things I want to do, especially since the book is non-fiction for children, is to provide a Teacher’s guide. I’ve already sent for the publisher’s instructions. Teachers are always looking for good understandable materials, so a Teacher’s guide would be instrumental on such an important document as the Declaration.

Another way I’m trying to promote myself is being part of an author’s debut website called Authorsnow! It will be a brand new site for first time authors whose books are coming out in the next few years. It will launch shortly.

Your work as an author is not over with the signed contract. In many ways it’s only beginning. Keep in mind that you need to make your work marketable. What are you doing as you travel the road to marketability?

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