Of late, it seems like a lot
of celebrating is going on. June brings weddings, graduations, Father’s Day,
and championship sports victories like The Belmont Stakes, French Open, and
Stanley Cup. Isn’t it time we celebrate writers — and for authors to celebrate
Today, 5000 books will be minted in America. In just a few days’ time some one billion words will be published. The process will repeat itself a few days later. But for all of those books coming into the world, how many will have a party thrown for the author? How will the author celebrate his or her creation?
Many women who give birth get a push present — plus a baby! What does an author, who feels like they just gave birth to a fresh life, get?
Book publishers used to throw launch parties for many of their leading authors or for books that were anticipated to be big. Now, due to budget cuts and a huge change in how books are marketed and sold, you don’t see as many parties being thrown. The economics just aren’t there. The vast majority of books released today will be self-published, thus, there is no publisher to throw a party.
Should authors throw their own party? Should a friend or family member cater the party? Or, is the very act of getting a book into print and on screen its own reward and celebration?
Authors, on average, will not sell more than a few hundred copies of their book. They will flounder at marketing their book. Many will not even see their book carried by traditional bookstores. Authors hear “no” far more often than “yes” and most often hear nothing at all when it comes to getting book reviews, media coverage, social media attention, speaking gigs, or generating book sales opportunities. The least we could do is throw a party to celebrate the writing of a book, the creation of new ideas and worlds, and the stringing together of thoughts never expressed before — right?
Writers need to feel appreciated. They need praise and acknowledgement. They want validation and approval. We all do, but especially those who put themselves out there, with naked souls on display for others to judge. Writers pour their hearts out on paper, their pains and joys and fears and dreams are given a spotlight that others can just chew apart.
Writers need to celebrate who they are and what they do. And we should all honor them for trying to enlighten, empower, entertain, and inform a society that still needs to evolve and grow into one of peace, love, and democracy.
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Brian Feinblum, the founder of this award-winning blog, can be reached at email@example.com He is available to help authors promote their story, sell their book, and grow their brand. He has 30 years of experience in successfully helping thousands of authors in all genres.
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Brian Feinblum should be followed on Twitter @theprexpert. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2022. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester with his wife, two kids, and Ferris, a black lab rescue dog. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s The Independent. This blog, with over 4,000 posts over the past decade, was named one of the best book marketing blogs by BookBaby http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/09/the-best-book-marketing-blogs and recognized by Feedspot in 2021 and 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. It was also named by WinningWriters.com as a "best resource.” For the past three decades, including 21 as the head of marketing for the nation’s largest book publicity firm, and two jobs at two independent presses, Brian has worked with many first-time, self-published, authors of all genres, right along with best-selling authors and celebrities such as: Dr. Ruth, Mark Victor Hansen, Joseph Finder, Katherine Spurway, Neil Rackham, Harvey Mackay, Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Warren Adler, Cindy Adams, Susan RoAne, Jeff Foxworthy, Seth Godin, and Henry Winkler. He recently hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America, and has spoken at ASJA, IBPA, Sarah Lawrence College, Nonfiction Writers Association, Cape Cod Writers Association, Willamette (Portland) Writers Association, and Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. His letters-to-the-editor have been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, NY Daily News, Newsday, The Journal News (Westchester) and The Washington Post. He has been featured in The Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald. For more information, please consult: linkedin.com/in/brianfeinblum.
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