Advertising can take many different forms.
For example, EL James, the author of the erotic blockbuster Fifty Shades of Grey, originally wrote the book as fan fiction, on the site fanfiction.net. Fan fiction has a huge audience.
Would the book have been anywhere near as popular if so many people hadn’t learned of it so quickly? It’s unlikely. Once the book was selling, it got onto Amazon’s bestseller lists, and stayed there. The rights were purchased by a major publisher, and Universal Studios paid $5 million for the screen rights.
There are many different ways you can advertise yourself as a writer. We talk about some of them this week.