One of the skills I haven’t had to learn quite yet is how to market my books. Yes, I’ve been working for a long time to make the right contacts and I’ve been learning everything I can about building my author’s platform, but it isn’t the same. Marketing Mik Murdock, Boy Superhero when it is available is going to be something completely new.
I’m really grateful this isn’t my publisher’s first rodeo.
That takes some of the pressure off. I know when I ask what I can do and who I need to talk to Lorina will have answers for me. But, what should I be doing now in preparation? That’s the question that keeps me up at night.
Should I be going to all the local bookstores and arrange signings? How about contacting all the podcasters I know about doing interviews? Should I find those online websites that do book launches? Maybe I need to be on more forums pimping my upcoming book?
So many unanswered questions.
I have seen some of the promotions and efforts that have worked for others. The problem with that is, what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another.
It is a real quandry. But all is not lost. I think I will do what I always do when I’m up against something I have little knowledge about. I will talk to successful people to learn what they have done. I will scour the Internet for methods of marketing that might work and I will continue to talk up my book. Once I have all my ducks in a row, I will consider all the options and put together a plan of attack.
Hopefully, I will be successful. I know, with all the support of my friends, family and fans things will work out. I would just like to be certain, you know?
If you have ideas that you think will help (and yes, I know I’ve put out the question before), please don’t hesitate to point me in the right direction. If you have a blog or a podcast and would like me to appear, I will be delighted to do so.
And thank you for listening to me and for your continued support. It means the world to me.