I am a beginner in this marketing my book area. Tim Baker’s Blog was very helpful. And I do copy (steal) his promotion tricks. 🙂
My friend Becky and I seem to have this running “discussion” about marketing our books. She recently shared her thoughts on the matter in this blog post, to which I added a brief comment.
Then I decided a more lengthy response was in order…so here we are.
My Thoughts About Marketing for Independent Authors
Step 1; Write the book
Seems pretty self-explanatory and definitely obvious so we won’t go into any detail about it, other than to say if you ever want sell a book, it’s the only place to start (plagiarism notwithstanding).
Step 2; Sell the book
This is where many authors drop the ball.
In fact, when I released my first novel, Living the Dream, way back in the day, I made the very mistake(s) I’m about to tell you to avoid – so pay attention, because I’m speaking from experience.
First, let’s start with some…
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