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Writing Is A Full Time Job

Today I met author Marc Hirsch at a book signing in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He was promoting his first book titled “The Case” at the local CD Warehouse store.  I’m not sure how much advertising went into the event because the crowd was thin, but that gave me

book sighning photo

Marc Hirsch at the CD Warehouse book signing May 12, 2012.

more time to talk. Marc was very friendly and I enjoyed our discussion.  This is his first book, created through createspace.com which is a branch of Amazon he explained.  It’s available at the Amazon Kindle store and createspace.com.  The book took him a couple of years to complete, much of it rewriting, he explained as if that seemed like a long time.  He is starting the hard part now, selling it!  He’ll be at Barns & Noble in July for a talk and signing.  I’ll have the book finished by then, but I think I’ll still go.The biggest challenges of a writer is not the writing, but the networking.  It looks like Marc did his research on this.  A quick look showed me that he had some signs made for the event, some flyers, bookmarks and several book ready to sell.  A book signing in a hole in the wall CD shop won’t do a lot, but it is a step toward greater events, and practice makes perfect. Talking and selling up the craft and product is all part of the job.  His preparation didn’t stop with printed items at the event.  He seems to be following the program for book promotion by increasing his internet footprint as well.  A google search brought up the heavyweight contenders such as facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCasebyMarcHirsch. and Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/marc-hirsch/25/408/3b1.  Plus he has his own site: http://www.marchirsch.com. In the near future he is planning an extensive road trip promoting the book. Good luck to him in that project.

What else can a writer do to promote his work?  Maybe give some books out free.  Mark is doing that too.  He’s sending a bunch to the troops in Afghanistan.  Wow! What an on the ball guy.  I hope he has great success in his writing career.


One Response

  1. Great article. I’ve enjoyed this contribution. Its nice to see every questions answered in a blog post like this. I will add this post on my blog and link to it. Thanks for a clear informative post, I’ve learned a lot. I hope to see videos though as I can be A.D.D and reading articles is not my favorite thing to do online. So what I do sometimes is just print the whole thing and read offline.


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