…Not easy in this day and age. My idea was to douse myself in petrol and run naked onto the set of Richard and Judy, screaming obscenities with a copy of The Melting Pot squeezed between my buttocks…but in hindsight this would have been folly…far better to write a blog…To explain:I’m trying to become a writer. Like many others I’ve spent several years honing my craft whilst collecting amusing rejection letters from literary agents – The best of which read ‘Dear Martin re: your book. Not interested. However, if you’d like to buy my book on how to better market your work please send me a cheque for £15.’
Finally realising what I was up against I decided to finance the book myself and got it edited, typeset, designed and printed, (an experience I thoroughly recommend to any other non-published hopefuls although bloody hard work). As it stands today the book’s available on-line at Amazon, and is gradually getting into branches of Waterstones.
Sold my first 100 last week, thanks largely to friends and family, but now begins the real challenge – How to reach a wider audience without the backing of a publishing house (?) This blog chronicles my various non-life-threatening attempts to publicise The Melting Pot.