When you enter the world of self-publishing, the most difficult part is the marketing and self-promotion. There are days I feel like I am shoving my book into people’s faces while I am internally berating myself for being so annoying. But this is a mandatory requirement in the process of getting myself out there.
While the sales numbers are doing quite well, I have been researching marketing tips and listening to people who have been there, and done that. The biggest hurdle for an unknown author, like myself, is figuring out how to get my name into the bigger markets. Being a small fish in a big pond is tough, but Dory said it best, “just keep swimming.”
I just began a promotion on Goodreads. The Waking Hours is currently available as a Giveaway. If you enter, at no cost to you, your name goes into a draw to win 1 of 10 signed copies that will be mailed to your address within two weeks of contest ending. It opens today and ends on March 28th, and is only available to CDN and US citizens. The more entries I receive, the higher the book goes on the list and the more visibility it gets on their site. Thanks in advance for your support!!
I entered – good luck!
Thanks, Sheila! Hope you and Pretty are keeping well. xx
Keep going. Don’t forget to engage your local community. Ask a local newspaper to do a story on you…just call the editor. Or offer to write the thing for them. Keep going. Don’t stop. Good luck
Thanks, Faye. I actually pre-recorded an interview on a local radio station that airs on Sunday, and I am doing a virtual chat through our local library on the 25th. Every little bit counts!
That’s so awesome to hear. Sounds like you’re on top of it. Good luck with your sales!!
Thank you. Fingers crossed!
Well it sounds like you got the bases covered so a little luck is warranted to compliment the hard work. I have a good feeling.