To Sell Your Book, You Need To Market It (and yourself)

You’ve written a wonderful book.

Marketing your book however, is way out of your comfort zone.

Here’s someone who does it well, Melissa Foster: The Self-Published Author on ‘How I Did It’ | Kirkus Book Blog Network | Kirkus Book Reviews:

“By that time I had created a strong online presence—website, Facebook pages and Twitter account. I went public with a very low sales price to try and gain a large readership. It worked. Chasing Amanda was published in April, and by October I had sold about 70,000 copies. By the time I was ready to publish my third book, Come Back to Me, I understood how to promote my work. I evaluated the marketing landscape on a daily basis and, to a large degree, still do. I compiled information and began helping other authors learn to market their books. I recruited a group of over 30 authors, taught them how to harness the power of cross-promotion and together we launched Come Back to Me, taking their books along for the ride. “

Could you do what Melissa Foster did, and does?

Of course you can. The tools you need to market your book are freely available. You don’t need to be the world’s most wonderful marketer. You just need a stately to be visible online. A little enthusiasm won’t hurt, either. 🙂

For many years, marketing my own work made me cringe. I avoided it. This was ironic, because I’m a copywriter by trade. I love marketing my clients, but when it came to marketing my own work, I procrastinated. If I forced myself to do it, I felt nauseous.

I got over myself, and you can too. Learn how to market your books, and do it. You put a lot of time into your books. They deserve readers.

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Angela Booth is a top copywriter, multi-published author, and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills on her websites. She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs. Angela has been writing successfully since the late 1970s, and was online in the 1980s, long before the birth of the Web. Her business books have been widely published.