in publishing, self-promotion

Want to sell your book? Hate gimmicks? Let Cathy Day show you how to be a literary citizen instead.

I met Cathy Day just over a week ago, and I’m quite glad I did.

She’s managed to distill a lot of the best – and most ethical – advice you can give people about “marketing” and “promotion” down into a real principle:  Literary Citizenship.1

Ask not what publishing can do for you, ask what you can do for books.

There’s a lot of common themes between Literary Citizenship and my concept of how to grok social media;  Ms. Day has gone a step further and broken it down into some working principles and actual actions to show what literary citizenship looks like in practice.

Go take a look at LiteraryCitizenship.com right now.  It’s a quick – but important – read for all writers.

I’ll shut up and let you read it now.

1 Literary meaning “books”, not the genre “literary fiction”.

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