Are you uncomfortable with book promotion? Try this…

This may help those Authors who find it difficult to promote their own books…

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By Sandra Beckwith  on Build Book Buzz:

“I’m really uncomfortable with book promotion,” an author told me recently. “It’s just not who I am.”

“What makes you uncomfortable?” I asked.

“I don’t know . . . ” she began. “I think it’s all that waving your book around and telling people how great it is. I’d like my book to speak for itself, without me always getting in people’s faces.”

I reassured her that there are many, many authors who view marketing and promotion the same way. They don’t want to be constantly posting on social media, attending book fairs, or looking for opportunities to talk about their books before an audience.

They just want to write.

Who can blame them?

But in today’s in-one-ear, out-the-other world, all authors have to be willing to take on book promotion. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got a six-figure advance or you’re self-published and…

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2 thoughts on “Are you uncomfortable with book promotion? Try this…

  1. Tigerman says:

    Everyone who has written a book and wants it published will need help in some way. Writing is the easy part (well at least I think so) it’s getting published that is not so easy, especially if you are trying to get an agent to represent you. The main thing is not to give up.

    • claire plaisted says:

      I agree with you. Writing is the easy part, getting your name out there is difficult, especially is you don’t know how. I have heard that an author who is Trad published has to do more of their own marketing these days as well. What i like about Self Publishing is the joy on the faces of Authors when they first got their paperbacks. It is an amazing feeling.

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