If you’re considering this book, then you’ve probably already discovered that writing a book is only the first step, and often turns out to be the easiest part in the process. The harsh truth is if you want to get your book into the hands of enough readers to make a difference (financially and emotionally), you will need to be the driving force behind your marketing and branding.
While the Internet is a well-known storehouse of free information, the problem is when you’re new at something you don’t know what you don’t know, so it’s easy to mistakenly use outdated information or miss critical pieces of the puzzle such as why a marketing strategy that worked like a champ for one book, may not work at all for another.
If you are tired of spending countless hours searching for answers to the question of how and where to market your book … then this book is for you!
Boost includes a step-by-step guide to creating your book marketing plan, marketing tips galore, 120 ‘hot’ links to sites ready to help you promote your book and 60 listings of sites featuring book review, author interview, networking and support opportunities! Plus a Bonus offer exclusive with the purchase of this book – access to the Free eCourse: Painless Branding for New Authors!
Targeted Age Group: 21+
Book Price: $2.99
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
First of all there’s the exhaustive research required, and then getting a nonfiction book into the hands of readers is a tough sell regardless of your niche because the Internet is one big vast storehouse of free information – some relevant, a lot of it not so much. I don’t let that bother me because there will always be people who would rather spend days or weeks searching for free information than pay for a quality product. I write for authors who think of their writing as a business, and would rather spend their time writing more books.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Read a lot, write a lot, and treat your writing as a business.
Marquita Herald writes about personal growth, the power of resilience and living life on your own terms. Her professional experience includes a successful 20 year career in sales and marketing, followed by a decade of as an award winning small business coach and trainer. Marquita has published 7 books and is the creator of 2 blogs, The Business of Being an Author and the award winning personal growth blog, IGG – Tips, Tools & Tantalizing Ideas.
She makes her home in rural Maui and when she’s not working on a new book, sharing inspiring stories with audiences; working on one of her blogs or locked in a battle of wills with her dog Lucy, she is painting or curled up with a good mystery and glass of her favorite wine.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Like many other new authors when I was about to publish my first book I burned up a LOT of time online searching for information and advice and learned all too soon that it takes as much time, if not more, to sort through it all for what is or isn’t relevant. More importantly, what works for one book doesn’t mean it will work for yours. It takes time to figure all this out, so I wanted to share what I’ve learned and continue to do so through my books and The Business of Being an Author blog.