With my book cover work for Delilah nominated this year, it got me thinking. Should I wait to publish my next novel until the start of 2018 so that I can enter into book cover events and competitions spring through autumn?
Or is that tacky?
Could be smart. If no one knows you have written a book, then how are you supposed to get any readers? Events and promotions could be a sensible way on a no-string budget to get noticed.
Readers will be better prepared to come to you.
It appears that events, promotions, and competitions are the mainstays of online, independent authors. I am in many different kinds of forums for independent authors, but nothing that says: Readers Apply Here.
The question then comes down to: is the work you have written worth all the fuss?
Have a great and wonderful day!