For those who think they can smell the contract (especially those with fingers crossed), here’s a link to a blog by a published author giving some wonderful and practical ideas for promoting our books! Although big houses will do a lot of the leg work for their books, most of the smaller houses will expect us to market our books. Some ask for your marketing plans before they’ll even consider publishing your book. Know your target audience, do your homework and be prepared. Trust me – it will increase your chances of success – of getting published and beyond.