It may not be my place to say, but I think a good number of authors should read this post that discusses realistic expectations. As a small publisher, I would like to point out that it is equally as difficult for a small to middling publisher to promote your work as it is for you in this over-flushed world of publishing – but that doesn’t mean we should stop trying. We work hand in hand with every one of our authors to promote them as strongly as they work to promote themselves, but we can only do so if, one – they are working at promoting their own work; and two – they make us (the publisher) aware of it. Please, read the blog post. There is a great deal of ‘real world’ knowledge to be found here… whether or not the genre references are specific to you.

Leona's Blog of Shadows

Today I am going to share some eye-opening truths, which might shatter the illusions regarding the book publishing business and crush the dreams of some folk out there. I have recently come across a rather interesting blog post link in the comments section under a post at Suffolk Scribblings blog.

It was a rather grim post by author Kameron Hurley. For those who are not familiar with her, she is an established author who has been a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, the Locus Award and the BSFA Award for Best Novel. Her short fiction has appeared in prestigious SFF magazines such as Lightspeed, EscapePod, and Strange Horizons. Her fiction has been translated into Romanian, Swedish, Spanish, and Russian. She is also a graduate of Clarion West. Impressive credentials many of us dream about accomplishing some day, if ever.

According to her…

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