It’s Not Selfish

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.

The House at Baker Street by Michelle Birkby

The Women Of Baker Street

Sent from my iPad

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