It is so professional in here. Immaculately decorated with abstract art, chrome furniture with white, leather cushions, and silver, globe light fixtures poking out of urns on long stems like alien trees. I've never been to such an intimidating office. I wish I wore a suit!
Anyway, I'm here to talk about promotion and publishing. Diane is the queen of promoting – she wrote the book!
All I can do is offer tips from my limited experience so far. And believe me, I'm still learning.
- Research! Buy books like Diane's. Read articles about promoting. Find all the advice and tips you can handle. The more you know, the more you can choose from to pick what will work best for you.
- Buck up! If you want to sell, you have to get out there. No more hiding behind that computer. You have to get a head shot of yourself and lose the Hello Kitty cartoon avatar. You are now a brand and you have to get out there and sell yourself.
- Be innovative! I am impressed by new things an author does to promote herself. Take what works and spruce it up or give it a twist.
- Ask for help! Ask your publisher, editor, self-published friends. And ask your friends and family for help in ways they can - they will step up, but you have to ask. You are not alone.
Since I just started, I don't have much more to say. I've heard the best way to sell your book is to write another one. When people like a book/author, they want more!
Thanks again for having me, Diane, and for helping me spread the word about Pop Travel!
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