Few writers enjoy marketing, yet marketing is a major key to writing success. If you plan to earn a living from your writing, you must master marketing.
Marketing is simply the art of targeting your writing to the proper publication. In order to do this, you must know what publishers may be interested in your work. This takes time and effort.
When marketing your work, think out of the box. Consider venues that most writers might not think of. Slant your work to serve those venues.
Professional writers sell their work before they write it. Send out queries regularly. Set yourself a goal. For instance, send out one query a day for every business day. By the end of the month you will have sent out 20 queries. Out of those twenty, you may find at least five editors interested in your work.
Several excellent guides are available to help you in your marketing. Among these are Writer’s Market, Children’s Writer’s Market, and Sally Stuart’s Christian Writer’s Market Guide. Invest in one or more of these guides. Then study them thoroughly.
The more you learn about marketing, the more you will sell your writing.