What Is Your Favorite Type of Promotion?
Many authors that I speak with have concerns and struggles with their promotion. So, let's start on a positive note ----- what is your favorite type of promotion? What do you enjoy doing to promote your books? And, has it been successful for you?
Its Not An Overnight Process
Promotion takes time. There are some specialized examples of overnight promotional campaigns, but the successful ones are few and far between.
Originally Posted by Miss Mae
Handings out cards, circulating brochures, signature blocks - etc - all those things take time. There are many authors who have recognizable names, that didn't happen overnight and it took time for people to get to know their name, read their books etc.
I had a friend who promoted her book for a year and then basically gave up. I've been promoting mine since before I was published, so about 3 1/2 years at this point. I started early because I knew it would take time. There is a chapter in Book Promo 101 about when its too early to start promoting --- you could be surprised by some of the answers.
You need to keep working at promoting and be patient. Not the easiest thing you will do, but it takes time. Just to clarify, I'm not talking about a month or two :)