Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Demons of Marketing

Make Mine Mystery
April 2, 2017

Book Marketing
I just finished reading a blog by Jamie Gray regarding  her struggles in marketing. My heart went 'thump thump' because like many authors I hate to market..if I did I would have been a sales person, right?  So I put on my big girl pants on, and ordered a book she recommended from amazon.
Two days later I received the book and like Jamie I was determined to erase my demons, read the book, and report back to you in May some of my findings. Hopefully Jamie will do the same and I can relay some of the information she found out. So here it is, for better or worse ‘Rachel Thompson (better known as the genius behind @BadRedheadMedia) and her 30-Day Book Marketing Challenge, with a determined hip wiggle, I took a deep breath and made the decision that April Shall Be the Month of Marketing.

Let’s be honest, it’s 30 freaking days. Even I can manage this, right? Therefore, as I beginning reading all the wonderful things I need to know in the month of April on marketing, consider this post my “writing it down” commitment to seeing it through.  Maybe I’ll get lucky and find my own path to sales land nirvana. One that won’t land me in a pit of frustrated, hair-pulling, despondency and perhaps set me upright on the correct marketing path.
 Linda L. Kane MA in Education, PPS, School Psychologist, and Learning Disability Specialist, is the author of The Black Madonna, Witch Number is Which, Icelandia, Katterina Ballerina, Cowboy Jack and Buddy Save Santa, and Chilled to the Bones, Upcoming 2017 release date, Clyde: Lost and Now Found, and Death on the Vines. A Daisy Murphy Murder Mystery. 

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Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Let us know how you do!


Morgan Mandel said...

Yes, your report should be of high interest! I'm always looking for ways to sell my books. I have them all with Amazon, and Kindle Unlimited seems to be lowering my royalties. I'm thinking of changing, but it's hard to figure out what to do and also get writing done.

Linda Thorne said...

Hope it's successful. I think this post is from Linda Kane. I've noticed a lot of folks (actually most) don't type "by" & their name next to most posts on most sites. I did recognize her bio well though. I recommend getting our name out there from the get-go.
P.S. I'm not much on marketing either. Lots of unfun work.