Monday, April 20, 2009

Finding Your Market - Lynn Tincher

Having trouble finding a market for something you have already written? Are you trying to figure out what market to write for? You may even be asking yourself, "What the heck is a market?"

OK, let's define what a market is first. The NetMBA center defines a market as: In marketing, the term market refers to the group of consumers or organizations that is interested in the product, has the resources to purchase the product, and is permitted by law and other regulations to acquire the product.

One of the keys to success is understanding yourself and what you write about. You need to understand what you are trying to accomplish with your writing. Also, who are the types of people you would like to reach. Once you have all of this determined, you can begin your research to find the areas to target.

Make friends and contacts in similar areas. By building a network, you will build credibility and get advice along the way.

Once you have your list of possibilities, you can begin the querying process. Stay positive. You will get turned down several times before something sticks. Believe in yourself and you'll make it!

Meanwhile, I found a fabulous article that is full if helpful information. Stop by and check it out.


Good luck!

Copyright 2009 - Lynn Tincher

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The Literary Lynnch Pen is a weekly newsletter published by Lynn Tincher. About Lynn: Lynn was born in the small town of La Grange, Kentucky and grew up in Goshen. Lynn studied Theater Arts in College in hopes of becoming a Drama/English teacher. She has written articles in local newspapers and travel brochures. Now, she is focused on writing novels, short stories and poems. The second edition of her book "Afterthoughts" will be released in April of 2009 with the sequel "Left in the Dark" to be released on October of 2009. She also manages Artist Corner, an artist social website dedicated to help all artists become successful. Her eZine and website provides helpful tips and information. Lynn also provides email list management services. She has partnered with Constant Contact to help provide authors, artists, and small businesses the services to manage their email lists and marketing strategies, eZines, electronic newsletters, coupons and bulletins. Please visit: