There are so many ways to market yourself. So many in fact, it’s sometimes tough to know which one to choose. Let’s look at some basic things you can do to surround yourself with enough experts, so you never have to wonder. I’m published! Now what?
So, You’re Published! Congratulations! Now, if you’re like most authors you may be asking yourself, now what? There are so many ways to market yourself, so many in fact, it’s sometimes tough to know which one you should choose. Now without getting into all your choices, let’s look at some basic things you can do to surround yourself with enough education and experts, so you never have to wonder. I’m published! Now what?
1. Find some good books to bury yourself in.
Why? Reading or browse books by other authors might give you some ideas. In fact, why not reach out to the author and develop a relationship? Ask the author to mentor you. They might neglect you, but it's OK. If you never ask, you'll never know what doors will open for you.
2. There are a lot of marketing choices.
You are living in an extreme time when it comes to marketing choices for entrepreneurs, including authors. If you’re not sure which one to choose, here’s a tip: " If it seems too good to be true, it probably is." Stay away from hype because hype rarely pays off. Ask for references, talk to other authors.
3. You can find a lot of information online . . .
. . . if you’re willing to do some research. Whether you’re looking for promotional ideas or people to help you promote your book, you should definitely Google them first and see what you can find. 4. Find someone you trust to talk you through the process. Whether you hire someone or met someone in your writing group, and someone you can bounce ideas off of who knows the industry and understands current book marketing trends. This might be difficult to accomplish in your locality. If that's the case, there are several online resources I've highlighted below.
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