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Sarah Juckes posted a message to Leslie WalterHi Leslie, thanks for your message, and great to hear that you're keeping the writing going. Writ...Hi Leslie, thanks for your message, and great to hear that you're keeping the writing going. Writing new material is one of the best things you can do to market you existing books, thankfully.
You dilemma is a bit of a tricky one, as you will probably find yourself needing to take a big lead in book marketing even if you are picked up by a traditional publisher. Most houses have very limited budgets and resources for new authors, so authors are still expected to chip in.
The alternative is to pay for PR assistance, which can be expensive.
If you'd like a traditional deal for more reasons than just marketing help, then you should give it a go for a couple of months and see how you get on - it can be a slow process. If not, try limiting your marketing to the things you know have worked for you in the past for a while, whilst you concentrate on writing new things.