One more publishing myth… revealed

# I’ve done my part, I wrote the book, I don’t have to do anything else.
Your work has just begun. Gone are the days of the solitary hermetic writer who pounds out words on a typewriter and sends it off to be dealt with by a vast army of editors, publishers, and publicity agents. Nowadays an author is lucky if his book gets diligently edited without him having to hire an independent editor on his own. If you want to sell your book, and, incidentally, drum up business, you’ll have to create your own publicity campaign.