Introverts Who Write Books Must Sell Them

“Writing seems a perfect career for introverts, since it entails many hours alone in a quiet room,” according to Sophia Dembling in “Writing the Book is the Easy Part for Introverts,” on her Psychology Today blog. “But once your book is published,” she contends, “the real work starts: Getting people to buy it.”

Dembling interviews four introverts, Ruth Pennebaker, author of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough, Jean Fain, author of The Self-Compassion Diet, Adam McHugh, author of Introverts in the Church, and Irene S. Levine, Ph.D., author of Best Friends Forever, who share what it’s like to shout about their own books from rooftops.

For more on this topic, check out my story “So You Want to Write a Book?” as well as my three-part “Musings of an Introvert Publisher” for a different perspective. If, like me, you’ve actually struggled with expressing yourself in writing, even as an introvert, see “An Introverts’s Inner Critic” and “Introverts: Manage Your Perfectionism and Reduce Your Agita!”

© Copyright 2011 Nancy Ancowitz

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