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My Thoughts About Marketing for Independent Authors

Here’s a nice companion piece to my post earlier today. Things are always changing in this endeavor, so it’s a good idea to stay on top of the business and be ready to try new strategies. Maybe social media has run its course as an effective way to promote, but it’s up to us to find new ways to go at it. Thanks, Mr. Baker, for a great wake-up call!

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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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This entry was posted on September 3, 2014 by in Publishing.
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