The only way to make
sales is to remain focused and being persistent. I’m not talking about being a high-pressure
salesperson, but rather to always be taking steps forward; even if they’re
Here are a few simple tips:
Always carry business cards that
can be handed out at a moment’s notice.
Let people know that you’re a
writer. Not in a boastful way, but if
you’re asked, “What are your plans this weekend?” Feel free to reply, “Working on my
book.” This often will spark up casual
and comfortable conversation about your being a writer.
Have a 30 second synopsis
memorized so that when you’re asked what your book is about, you’re able to answer
comfortably and with complete confidence.
Get out on social media. This is a no-brainer. You can set up a simple website for free or
little dollars. You need only basic
computer skills to maintain most platforms—or have a friend help you. Facebook is free!
Promote to your targeted
audience. Not everybody will want to
read your book. It’s a simple fact. Just as you have genre’s that are of no
interest to you, other people are the same way.
Don’t take it personally.