Wednesday, October 2, 2013

marketing for authors... not my favorite

Hi,

see me struggle? Yup, that's me trying to wrap my head around marketing. I'm not at all good at it. I'm currently working my way through a course that's supposed to help me with it. I do understand the basic principles but still find it hard to tell people: Go ahead, buy my books or (less pushy) join my mailing list (you'll even get a reward for that). I did all the course work and I'm rather proud of the "join my list"-page (have a look and tell me if you like it and why). But there's so much more to learn, and I'm really, really struggling to apply that to my little business. I'd rather be writing, darn.

Since most of you are writers/authors too, what are you doing to get word out about your books? I tried mailing bookbloggers, but if they answer at all, it's usually "Sorry, my TBR is too high just now". Does anyone know some bloggers that I could contact that aren't booked out till doomsday? Would you want to share ideas with me? I'd be so happy.

Have a great day,
Cat

2 comments:

Corona Sjusjun said...

I joined your e-mail list! I think it's a great reward system too. It's also very clear what you have to do and what you get. I love it!

Katharina Gerlach said...

I'll start posting the things I promised soon. I'm still a beginner, so I need to work things out as I go. ;-)
Glad you joined.