Everything I’ve read has said that marketing your book is just as much (or more) work as the actual writing. I didn’t believe it.
Once I got serious about finishing the book, I scheduled time to write every day. I couldn’t imagine I would have to be as disciplined about marketing. Although I knew the book wasn’t going to sell itself, I didn’t realize I would have to spend so much time getting the word out.
I’ve arranged to sell it after workshops, emailed more than 400 people, blogged, tweeted, facebooked and networked. I even paid attention to all the experts and started marketing before the book was finished. I’ve added pages to this blog and I’m trying something that’s a little unusual, too. You can earn a chance to win a free copy of my book. Visit freado to get the details.
I’m actually enjoying a lot of the process, which was another surprise. Being a self-published author means that I accept the responsibility for making my book a success. As I say in my book, when you create a goal, you steer yourself in the direction to accomplish it. My goal is to sell 1000 books by the end of the year. Stick with me and see if I can do it.
Let me know what you think about my plan. Is it too ambitious? Not impressive enough?