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The Indian in the Cupboard
by Lynne Reid Banks

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Charlotte's Web

by E. B. White



Writer’s Workout

Marching Forward

By Nancy Ann

 

Read my “Nancy’s Notes” article and write down three steps that you can take right now to promote yourself as a writer. You do not need to have your book published before you begin promoting.  In fact, you want to begin promoting before your book is completed.

If you don’t have business cards made, get them. 

If you’ve been hiding your writing talents to yourself, let others know. 

If you haven’t set any goals, do so now. 

You do not have to wait until New Years to set goals.  This is something that you can do all year ‘round!

If you think of other ways to promote yourself, go for it!

 

Just keep marching forward!

Nancy’s Notes

Promoting Yourself as a Writer

By Nancy Ann

You can ask any writer who has been published what the hardest part about writing is, and most of them will probably say that selling their book requires the most effort.  Unless you are a well-known selling author, the bulk—if not all—of the marketing lies in the hands of the author.

Promoting and selling your book takes a lot of time and energy.  You always need to be on your game and looking for new avenues to get the word out about your book.  Then you need to make sales.  This is true whether you are traditionally or self-published.


Staying organized and being methodic about promoting your book is the most effective way that I’ve found to make sales.
 

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 small steps.

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.

 

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