If you’ve gotten a book published, then you’ve probably experienced the ins and outs, and ups and downs, of marketing your own work.
Book signings? I hate them. In another blog, I’ll tell you why.
Most writers hate all kinds of promotion and marketing because they take us away from valuable writing time; yet, they are a necessary evil to get our names out there in the public eye.
If you haven’t a big name that might pop up on a talk show or on syndicated radio programs, (which WILL sell thousands of books) then you have to devise a plan to promote your work and yourself.
I’m going to spend the next several blogs (maybe weeks of blogs because there’s SO much to know) on the topic of promotion. Even if you are just in the process of writing your book, you need to be promoting yourself, at least, online.
So, today’s writing tip is a short one: start a website and a blogsite. That’s one way to start getting the exposure you need to sell books.
“But my book isn’t even out yet,” you might say.
Nevertheless, you can start drawing a fan base by writing either short excerpts of your book or writing about topics of which your book is about. It takes years to build up that fan base, so devise a plan and get to it. Get your name floating out there in cyberspace.
Don’t wait! Get started today!