I’m not sure what I expected to happen when my book finally went into print – when I finally “made it” as an author, meaning I could hold up a book and point to my name.
I knew I would not rise to J.K. Rowling status.
I knew selling books would be hard.
But not this hard.
I’ve read a heap of articles on the web about marketing. About how I need to market myself over my product, find ways to be helpful to readers in order to engage them.
But after reading all that I am left wondering what in the world I have to offer? What do I have to say that people will find useful? Encouraging? Helpful?
There are a bajillion writing blogs out there. With much more expertise than I have.
Cooking? Um… no. People have almost died from things that came from my kitchen.
Decorating? Never been able to afford to make my house look nice. Some garbage dumps are better organized.
Parenting? Ubiquitous. And many, many good ones.
The list goes on. You get the point. So. What do I do? What kind of things are you, dear reader, interested in? For those of you know know me, what do I have to offer? If anything?
Let me know. Reply through the “contact me” page or comment on social media. I can’t figure out how to turn on my comments. Grrr.