Well, I think I’ve finally worked the glitches out of The Dressmaker’s Secret! Now I’ve got to think about marketing.
I haven’t even begun (or at least not very much, besides this blog) but that was because I wasn’t really seriously thinking of more than getting a paperback of my own to show off and maybe selling a few to close friends. And maybe some of you. 🙂
And saving the big dreams for someday. I’m unfortunately the kind of person who tends to live a little too much in the future.
Like, completely in the future.
As in, tomorrow I’m gonna practice my clarinet, next week I’m going to start eating well, next month I’m going to buy a mansion in Hawaii, in a couple decades I’m gonna do this and that and that and this.
But I want to try to see if I can’t get people to read my book now. Why not? After all, that’s why I published it, right?
And I know next to nothing about marketing.
Oh, well. Probably I can find out everything I need to know on Google. 😉
How am I gonna find out? Well, I’m thinking about asking the advice of a professional author I happen to know. She’s, um, my sister. Please don’t give me that look! 😉 I did not inherit my
talented writing from her and I’m sure if she were an electrician instead I still would’ve become an author.
Or maybe I’d be an electrician ….
I know that a lot of marketing has to do with social media … Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, etc.
So a lot of marketing for me is gonna be nagging my mom …
Wish me luck! (or, you know, send your prayers. 🙂 Prayers are definitely more effective)