This comes from the Always Writing blog @ http://neilostroff.blogspot.com/2014...ller-list.html
and really hits home. This excerpt really hits home and is the hardest part of being a writer. It takes work and is most frustrating.
It takes a lot of time to plug in marketing information, time that takes away from writing that next book. Itís true that word-of-mouth is by far the biggest seller of books, but it seems that with the internet and worldwide exposure, that word-of-mouth can get lost in the chatter of so many new books. I may never hit the Amazon bestseller list again (hopefully I will) but it was certainly a boost to my writerís ego to know that for a brief time I was ranked right up there beside such great writers as Ann Rice, Stephen King, and Suzanne Collins. It made all the years spent weaving my tales worth it
You got any better recommendations?