Regardless if you self-pub or not, you will be responsible for the marketing of your book.
That was one of the most depressing things I discovered as a new author. I naively believed that once I wrote an amazing story my publisher would take care of the rest. Unfortunately, unless you are an A-list client, the marketing of your story rests upon your shoulders. If I swore, I would probably drop a stronger phrasing of “dang it” right now.
OK, so we have to market our books, how do we do it? I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but writing isn’t exactly a social activity. But, to sell books, we have to be social. Dang it!
Alright, I just ate a batch of cookie dough and now I’ve accepted the fact that I must not only write, but I must learn how to market. That’s what this series on my blog is going to be dedicated to. I recently came off the fence and decided self-publishing was for me. There were a number of things that influenced my decision, but the fact that I was responsible for marketing my book with or without a publisher was the deciding factor.
As I progress along the road of self-publishing I will share what I learn along the way. I’d love to hear your feedback about what has worked for you or what has failed. Also, I’m open to new ideas about marketing.
Without further ado, I welcome you My Self-Pub Journey. Let’s do this, dang it!
Step 1: Claim Your Domain
-Where do I begin? Create a Blog and Claim Your Domain
Step 2: Build an Email List (coming soon)
-What is an email list and why is it important?
-Creating a budget friendly marketing campaign using welcome and follow-up emails.
-Begin your campaign.