There are easier ways to sell books than through blogging

I have considered Dylan’s idea of setting up a stall selling copies of my book, “Dalliance; A Collection of Poetry and Prose” in my local high street and will, almost certainly try it out. I have also been fortunate in that a local bookshop, The Bookseller Crow kindly agreed to stock “Dalliance”. Kevin

Suffolk Scribblings

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At the recent Bloggers Bash, one of the questions asked was why people started blogging. Many bloggers came up with the same answer, because they’d been told they needed to have a blog as an author platform in order to sell their books. When asked if blogging had helped, the answer from everybody was ‘not really,’ and while the answer wasn’t a ‘no,’ it’s not exactly a ringing endorsement.

This isn’t my first blog. I started blogging three years ago with another blog all about my writing journey (because nobody had thought of doing that before, right?). Over time I got bored about writing about writing so decided to start this blog where I could write about about anything, and I often did. However, I always had that piece of advice in the back of my mind, an author needs a platform to help promote and sell their books.

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