Thursday, October 5, 2023

You Are A Writer!


Do writers realize the rich opportunity before them, that they can get published today if they choose to. No tests, no licensing fees, no schooling is required. Just write!

I am amazed:

That one could be a SCOTUS justice without attending law school, passing the bar, or be a practicing lawyer or judge.
How one could be Speaker of the House and not be a Congressman.
That one can be elected our nation’s president without having served in any elective office, the military, or even worked in government at any level.
How someone can be a billionaire CEO without graduating college.

All of these things are possible, many of which have already happened. Some of the biggest jobs in America require little of their applicants.

There is more good news: Anyone can write, publish, and promote a book. People can just simply choose to be authors and they can make it so. No formal training is needed. No requirements have to be met.  No licensing standards must be fulfilled. No permission is required from anyone.

There are more stringent regulations for people who want to become barbers, taxi drivers, and manicurists then there are for United States president, a SCOTUS judge, or the Speaker of the House — or authors.

Writers should revel in knowing that what they do is important, rewarding, and fun — and that they don’t need much more than a pad or laptop, an idea, and a dream to turn a concept into a book. Writers can accomplish a lot — and nothing nor no one can stand in their way.

You don’t have to beg the publishing gatekeepers to publish you. Publish yourself. You don’t have to solicit the news media for attention. Make your own noise on social media. You don’t have to ask for charity or rely on anyone else. You can launch your book and promote it with speaking events, advertising, and other means that you can initiate or create.

You are a writer because you write. Nothing else is needed.

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 LinkedIn. 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, and El Chapo, a pug rescue dog. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s The Independent.  This award-winning blog has generated over 3.4 million pageviews. With 4,600+ 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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