There are easier ways to sell books than through blogging

This sums up what my new blog is all about and could not be written in a better or more informative way. Well worth a read.

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At the recent Bloggers Bash, one of the questions asked was why people started blogging. Many bloggers came up with the same answer, because they’d been told they needed to have a blog as an author platform in order to sell their books. When asked if blogging had helped, the answer from everybody was ‘not really,’ and while the answer wasn’t a ‘no,’ it’s not exactly a ringing endorsement.

This isn’t my first blog. I started blogging three years ago with another blog all about my writing journey (because nobody had thought of doing that before, right?). Over time I got bored about writing about writing so decided to start this blog where I could write about about anything, and I often did. However, I always had that piece of advice in the back of my mind, an author needs a platform to help promote and sell their books.

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4 thoughts on “There are easier ways to sell books than through blogging

  1. For a year, I kept track of my total word count. This inlcuded, my WIP, Aticles for magazines and blog posts. That was eye opening. I could have finished my WIP and written two short stories based on what I had posted. Not that I will give up blogging, but it certainly crystallized the amount of time and energy that I spent creating and reading posts.

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    • I think that’s a really amazing exercise to have done – I am afraid to do something like that because I know it will show me that I have spent more time blogging than maybe I should. However, as the writer of this post so clearly says, blogging is still a great format for writing and experimenting with it. How is your WIP?

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