Ahh, ‘marketing,’ that filthy word writers hate slightly less than ‘self-promotion.‘ But, marketing is what sells our books, generates an audience and builds a fanbase… So why the apathy folks?
Whatever the reasons (unbridled imposter syndrome, unfathomable irrationality, a case of lost-your-fucking-mind-itis), we can’t help but cringe, whimper and cower away from saying those dirty words.
*cough… buy my book…please…*
Okay, maybe that’s a little unfair. We do say it… Just the once mind, and only quietly using our best polite-British voice.
Let’s get a grip, shall we?
If you’re even half serious about selling books or writing full-time, then you’re going to have to get with the self-promotion program, and fast.
Did I mention that I published a book…?
Cause I have…
It’s called 13 Steps To Evil, and you should probably check it out…
See… that wasn’t too bad, was it? No one died because I promoted myself, and I’m only sweating and twitching a little bit! *deep breath* *reaches for paper bag*
Before we move into hardcore tactics – here’s the ‘what I’ve learned about marketing through publishing my first book 13 Steps To Evil stuff.’ Continue reading