March 22, 2013 11 AM PST 12 PM MST 1 PM CST 2 PM EST
Writers tend not to want to market or promote, or they think they can’t. Getting “out there” and talking about your book can be downright painful for shy people or those who prefer to write, not talk. Then there are those who aren’t shy, but aren’t comfortable in situations where they’re the center of attention.
Still others are afraid they will be labeled as “shameless self-promoters.” Can you blame them? We’ve all seen shameless promoters . . . and they’re not attractive. We want them to go away and leave us alone. How can you overcome your reluctance to promote your book, regardless of your reason?
Discover how you can overcome the most common “I can’t do this” excuses and have a successful, rewarding book launch!
During “The reluctant memoirist’s guide to book promotion,” you will learn:
- The most common excuses for avoiding book promotion
- The single most important thing to remember about promoting your book
- Where and how to start
- How to find the process that works for you
- 7 surefire promotional tactics for shy authors
- How to find time to just do it
Sandra Beckwith is a former national award-winning publicist who now teaches authors how to be their own book publicists. She works as a book marketing coach, publishes the free Build Book Buzz e-zine, teaches an e-course on book publicity and promotion, and offers training programs designed to help authors learn the best ways to promote their books. The author of four books of her own, Sandra also ghostwrites and edits books and proposals. Learn more at http://buildbookbuzz.com.
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More wonderful tips, Sandra. Thanks!