It’s always rather daunting to think about promoting a book. Most writers find promotion to be the biggest roadblock as they move toward success.
Why is promotion such a problem?
The main problem is where to start. Where do you start with promotion? How do you know which road to take? How can you tell if you are doing the right thing? What is the right thing to do? Is it better to blog? Is it better to buy advertising from Facebook? Do you invest money? How much money? What is the best route to take?
Recently, I conducted a consulting session with a writer. He is going to be published by a traditional publishing house and he felt as though he had become lost in the sea of books they are pushing.
He came to me for advice. We started with the simple things to begin with– blogging. But inevitably, the questions started popping up. What do I write about? How do I promote myself? How do I get my blog articles out there? Geez, how do I even set one up?
I answered all his questions and he came back again.
Nick, how do I use Twitter? What is Twitter? What are hashtags? How do I effectively make Twitter an avenue for sales? How do I know if Twitter is actually working?
I answered these questions and then the lighbulb came on when I realized how many people out there are struggling with this stuff! How many consultants and publishers are telling writers to “just do hashtag links and gain more blog hits and increase exposure through likes.”
So, I am pleased to say that I am now offering consultation sessions. I am running one-on-one, hour-long sessions with writers where I will help you understand how social media works and how to use it to your advantage as a writer. I will talk you through ways to increase “hits” on your blog. If you don’t have a blog, I’ll discuss that, too! I will explain how to optimise through tags, how to use hashtags on Twitter… I will tell you how it works in plain English.
It’s about time everyone understood and took advantage of social media.
It’s not hard when you are taught by someone who speaks plainly and who has walked the walk.
It’s actually very easy!
Seriously, it’s so easy when you know how!
Nick Wale is the resident editor of Novel Ideas and has been involved in many, many literary projects. His clients have ranged from traditionally published powerhouse authors to self-published successes. He believes social media is the best way to sell books in the modern arena. Currently he lives in England and is anxiously awaiting his wedding day to his fiancée and business partner, Lori.