My book was published in February of this year, and pretty much from the get-go I've been out there marketing-wise. I've done signings and website interviews, gotten articles in local papers, finagled my book onto shelves of local businesses, delved into an e-life, etc. etc. Some efforts have been modestly successful, some not so much, and I've wondered many, many times whether any of it's even worth it. But during my recent bubble in book sales, people have commented something to the effect of:
"I've been hearing about this book and keep meaning to check it out, but then I saw this article and I have to read it."
So that's it---it might feel like we're spinning our wheels, spending hour upon hour doing things that result in nada, but I'm no longer going to be discouraged by that. Because maybe the first time you put something out there, crickets chirp, and maybe that even happens the second, third, and fourth time. But the fifth...the tenth...the fifteenth...?
In other awesome Monday news...I placed in the Top Five of the In Time... blog's Harry Potter Blogfest! You can read my entry and find links to other entries below.
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Hop around and see what's going on with these fun and fabulous authors. If you have a book published or under contract, hop on!
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