One day to showtime again. Tomorrow my belly bottom will be filled with fermented kimchi as we head to a festival for kimchi making in Minnesota. I’ll be surrounded with familiar faces and people who love the same kind of food for me. My husband and I will be one of a few vendors who celebrate all things Korean.
I’m always a mixture of excited and nervous before we set-up our table and I hold my breathe before our first sale. I can still hear the vendors around us from our last outdoor event cheer each other when they had their first sale. You just need one to get over the hump. The same thing can be said about your book sales.
Yes, when you write a book, it’s not a bad idea to share and sell a copy or two. I know how tired you feel when you’ve reached the end of the publishing stage and you realize that you actually have to sell what you spent months writing. The last thing a writer wants to do is marketing. We just want to write.
The best way to prevent running out of steam at the end is to make a plan before you start writing your book. Research websites, start your social media, and plan video shorts showing the process of your book coming together. Share your vision board or outline. I’ve even shared top cover choices. The more you have done in the beginning the less likely you’ll hear that groan at the end.
Previous prompts had you begin your outlines or vision boards, so start to build in your marketing plan as you head into the weekend. Look at the book store windows and the big names for your example, then do it on a smaller scale.
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