Sunday, May 14, 2023

Do Authors Need Accountability?

Authors, you need an accountability partner!

Some athletes like to train with other athletes.
Who else understands the lows and appreciates the highs of a marathon runner but another runner? Same is true when one is in college. Kids pair off with study partners. And if you are on a diet or are new to a gym, you want a coach or workout partner to help you. Well, the same is true for authors.

Writers need accountability partners. Yes, a lot of writers would benefit from having another person nurture and push them to greatness, or at least to encourage them to write and market more often and better.

Many writers need someone to:

* Encourage and motivate them
* Teach them helpful skills
* Give constructive feedback
* Brainstorm ideas
* Share useful resources
* Give them a kick in the butt
* Model ideal behaviors
* Help you set goals and deadlines
* Demand more of you

Where will you find such a person?

Another writer. A book editor. A literary agent.
A neighbor, friend, family member, or a work colleague. You can hire a writing coach, book marketing consultant, or a productivity coach.
See a therapist. Just get started with someone and see how it goes.


   Need Book Marketing Help?

Brian Feinblum, the founder of this award-winning blog, can be reached at  He is available to help authors promote their story, sell their book, and grow their brand. He has over 30 years of experience in successfully helping thousands of authors in all genres. Let him be your advocate, teacher, and motivator!


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About Brian Feinblum

Brian Feinblum should be followed on Twitter @theprexpert. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2023. 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 award-winning blog has generated over 3.3 million pageviews. With 4,400+ posts over the past dozen years, it was named one of the best book marketing blogs by BookBaby  and recognized by Feedspot in 2021 and 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. It was also named by as a "best resource.” For the past three decades, including 21 years 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, Todd Duncan, Susan RoAne, John C. Maxwell, Jeff Foxworthy, Seth Godin, and Henry Winkler. He recently hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America, and has spoken at ASJA, Independent Book Publishers Association Sarah Lawrence College, Nonfiction Writers Association, Cape Cod Writers Association, Willamette (Portland) Writers Association, APEX, 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:  



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