There has been some discussion this week over whether writers should be publicising our books, as it’s seen as selfish when the world is such a mess.
And the answers were mostly – well of course we should publicise our books!
We didn’t write them to have them sit i a quiet corner somewhere and be ignored.
It’s not only us we are gaining money and employment for – it’s our publishers and illustrators and bookshops.
And when the world is going to hell in a handcart is exactly when we need stories. We need them to help us explain and understand this world, to see what a different world could be like, or even just to escape.
So go on, publicise your work. It’s not selfish. It’s necessary.
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