Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Marketing ME is not fun...


I have to laugh as my husband asked me what I'm doing these days on my computer all the time. Well, I have hundreds of new friends on LINKED IN as I try to spread the word that my latest e-book is available to purchase. NO ONE has bought it yet. But several have reviewed it. The problem is there are too many books being written by everyone these days and for sale. E-books seemed to be the way to go. It's certainly easier in some way, but marketing it is the SAME OLD STORY. Well, my husband suggested I get a cart and put my books for sale in them and go DOOR TO DOOR. He has a very dry sense of humor and can always get a laugh out of me with his JOKES, but it doesn't sell any books.

I've decided that everyone is trying to become rich and famous by writing a book that came to them. It's a way of finding their voice, but very frustrating because after all the work of writing, editing, and publishing then you WAIT for someone to buy it OR you send your MANUSCRIPT to a publisher or agent and wait for your REJECTION letter or email. The fun part is writing, the difficult part is selling it.

Guess I'll just focus on teaching classes and using my books in my workshops. That's the easiest way and less stressful. I'm not looking to get rich, but only to share my experiences with others hoping to help them in some way. I will be having a BOOK SIGNING on December 7th at 12;30-1:30 pm  and a free lecture about DIVORCE at the place I teach AHA Artful Healing Academy 70 N 100 W. You all are invited to come, if you live in St. George, Utah.

4 comments:

Kathryn Elizabeth Jones said...

Lin, Good luck at your book signing!

Kay said...

Good luck, Lin! I can imagine how difficult it is because of the number of people who are now writing and self publishing. I believe persistence is the key. That and a lot of luck.

Linda Reeder said...

I think you have hit on the answer - use them in your teaching and sell them at a small profit to your students.
And then just keep on expressing yourself as you choose to.

Rambling Woods said...

Wow Lin... You are an author several times over. I admire you for being willing to put yourself out there. I have 2 of your books and am sure the others are as good. It seems that e-books are the way to go, but I do love a hard copy... Happy Thanksgiving to you... Michelle