The following is a list of things I’ve seen authors achieve through their own interpersonal network. (nb: excludes social media which is why i’m not using the phrase social network).

  • Get 5 offers from publishers to read a book that was still being drafted.
  • Get an invitation to speak to a school group.
  • Get a spot talking at a bookshop to their bookclub.
  • Get their books into libraries.
  • Meet the editor who made their work great.
  • Get a publishing contract with a one of the bigger Small Press.
  • Get someone to sell their books on their behalf at various markets.
  • Meet a great cover designer.
  • Meet more famous authors and gain endorsements from them.
  • Make new friends.

See my post on how to network for how you can achieve some of these benefits.

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