Backlist and How to Do it on Your Own

As a writer building my audience and just reaching my stride I love reading about how others have done it. Joe Konrath is no stranger to independent authors and I often find his posts on A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing informative and interesting. I came across this post from last week and knew I wanted to share it here.

Backlist Then and Now

For any writer who thinks the reward comes with the fresh ink of a publishing contract this is either a wake up call or a cautionary tale. My take away from Mr. Konrath’s success is that it takes a combination of skill, timing and content to make it in this environment. I look on my sales reports with a mix of awe, (hey I have a sales report), and depression, (well that wasn’t a very good month), still I now know that once my audience builds what is old will be not new to me but new to someone. Well worth the read.


About Vincent A. Alascia

Vincent is the author of, "In the Presence of Gods," "Xristos: Chosen of God," and coming soon, "Undead Heart," available on Kindle and paperback, as well as works that have appeared in anthologies and online. Originally an East Coast native, he makes his home in the Phoenix area of Arizona with his wife and three attention grabbing felines. Vincent is an active member of the West Valley Writers' Workshop and an Adult Services librarian at the Maricopa County Library District Northwest Regional Library in Surprise, Arizona.
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