Skip to main content
View Sidebar
Click on any book icon to see Table of Contents and/or to purchase a copy.
The Good and the Bad of Publishing a Book: My Mighty Marketing Team

The Good and the Bad of Publishing a Book: My Mighty Marketing Team

December 4, 2017

Dear WinkWorld Readers,

There is such joy in finishing a book and finally holding it in your hands. 

The good is that people do really nice things for you, and the bad is that the publisher wants you to get to work and market, market, market–if I have learned one thing through the years, it is that I am not a marketer.



So, I have decided to share with you some of the beautiful things which have happened in the last couple of week, and I will simply tell my publisher that these new stories are my marketing plan. 

First, let me introduce you to my surprise Mighty Marketers: Steve Krashen and Dawn Wink.  High praise, indeed. 

Steve Krashen surprised and thrilled me when he began to post on his Facebook pages some of my quotations .  I am humbled.  Dawn Wink then shared/tagged to my page so that my Facebook friends could read, too.  How kind is that! Thank you from the bottom of my heart and my hard drive.  

Below are some of the quotes, which Steve and Dawn posted.

“… summer reading … is not to be confused with a mandated summer book list, which can loom over any family’s less hectic months of the year. The summer reading, which I am encouraging, is self-selected.” (Joan Wink, The Power of Story, p. 24).

“ … language and literacy are free gifts buried inside of stories.” (Joan Wink, The Power of Story, p. 47).

“When you attend professional development, are you hoping to hear good stories …. or do you prefer death by PowerPoint?” (Joan Wink, The Power of Story, p. 58).

“… it can be so annoying for a writer to find that the world keeps spinning – even when she thought her writing was done for this manuscript.” (Joan Wink, The Power of Story, p. 130).

Thank you so much, Mighty Marketers.  And, as always, my thanks to Katie Knox for her charming images of readers.





Leave a reply