I have said it before, and I will say it again, marketing your own books as a self-published author is about as enjoyable as sticking needles under your fingernails. While the obsessive desire to create is always at the forefront of our brains, the necessity to get our names into the real world is onerous.
I have been very present on my social media platforms and prepared myself for a few bouts with the primate on MailChimp, but I was keen to find other avenues that would allow me to get my stories out into the world without feeling like I was shoving myself down my friend’s throats.
Navigating markets outside of the Canadian border is daunting but, as I recently discovered, readily attainable. The Fiverr.com website has been a blessing. Not only have I had the great fortune of finding two highly creative book cover designers, but I also happened upon this talented fellow who has created an ad that will be broadcast to the US through iHeart Radio. Gaining any sort of momentum in the States would be amazing, and I love what he has done. Click below to listen to the ad.
Rome was not built in a day and I have no misconceived notions that I will be a household name any time soon, if ever. But, if I keep my eyes on the prize, and put in every effort required to succeed, it may happen for me. I just have to keep the faith, and be willing to do whatever it takes to get my books, and my name, out into the world.
Great description of the plot! Congratulations!!
On Wed, May 26, 2021 at 7:01 AM polysyllabic profundities wrote:
> Polysyllabic Profundities posted: ” I have said it before, and I will say > it again, marketing your own books as a self-published author is about as > enjoyable as sticking needles under your fingernails. While the obsessive > desire to create is always at the forefront of our brains, the neces” >
Thank you! Hope you are both keeping well.
I needed to read this today.
My own self-confidence is at a low; it feels impossible to get any momentum, especially since i don’t want to spend the money to advertise or engage toe assistance of any professionals.
I’ll never give up, but the marketplace is jam-packed with other writers (as you know all too well) and I just can’t get the attention of an agent or even a publisher. (I think they get off on rejecting/ignoring indie writers.)
But I’m proud of you, my friend.
Keep up the exceptional work.
Thank you! It’s a lot of work, that’s for sure. Keeping plugging away, we have to be our own cheerleaders every day.