Blogs by Monette L Bebow-Reinhard
Help Sought from Fellow Authors!
3/4/2011 8:33:03 AM
I'm a chicken marketer!
I am having a terrible time promoting my published novels. Does everyone have this problem?
I was thinking about this just a minute ago Ė I was emailing to a list site, and noticed my website wasnít popping up below my name as part of my signature. Well, itís my new email, I havenít added it yet. And then I thought to myself, no, donít add it, it will look like youíre trying to promote yourself.
Isnít that terrible!? That was my first thought!
Shouldnít I be thinking Ė yes, I need to promote myself!
How do other authors handle this? I fear that people will flee from me when they meet me for fear that Iím going to try to make them buy my books! What is the happy balance to being a human being and being an author? Is there one?
I recently ran a Book Fest, but I kind of neglected in all the publicity to announce that the authors would be signing books afterward. Well, I figured everybody would know that, if I show the books and say the authors would be talking about them. But it seemed no one came ready to buy them! So I really, screwed up, right?
Please help! I want to get better at marketing, because Iím told thatís what weíre supposed to do. But I just donít seem to have the right kind of mind for this.
More Blogs by Monette L Bebow-Reinhard
Help Sought from Fellow Authors! - Friday, March 04, 2011
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