Spot on, Alison!!!!
One of the modern aspects of trying to be a writer nowadays is the fact that so much of your time is online trying to “get yourself out there” so to speak. In an ideal world, one would think that once the contract with a publisher has been signed and the book deal done, that the author can heave a sigh of relief and, apart from attending book signings, contributing to blogs etcetera and answering fan mail via Facebook or Twitter for example, that their social media work is done, right?
In the real world, this is where the hard yards really start. I for one still find in incredible that many publishers, considering that it is in their direct interests to have successful sales figures for their carefully sourced writers, still force the bulk of hard core advertising on the writers, who, let’s face it, often do not…
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