” There’s a difference between publicity and marketing. A lot of writers don’t realize how much marketing goes on beyond the scenes, with sales reps and advanced reading copies, all that stuff that happens months before a book is published. “


” Is it ever worthwhile to buy a review? Not in my opinion. With independent paid review services, quality can be a problem, plus, there are plenty of non-professional book review venues out there that will review for free. “


” Very wonderful books might be published, and very terrible books might be published. “


” Maybe self-publishing is going to be an extra step added to publishing. Maybe what’s going to happen is you self-publish a book, someone notices it – an agent? – and it goes from there into the traditional sphere. “



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Is it ever worthwhile to buy a review? Not in my opinion. With independent paid review services, quality can be a problem, plus, there are plenty of non-professional book review venues out there that will review for free.


Very wonderful books might be published, and very terrible books might be published.
Maybe self-publishing is going to be an extra step added to publishing. Maybe what
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