Promoting Your Book
It is known from some authors’ experiences that even with an agent and a publisher, if your book doesn’t take off in ninety days, they will go on to another new author, and drop you. Sales drop to nothing. So from any approach, an author has to take a very active part in selling a book. And this is especially true if it is your first book, or you are not a “known” name.
How to promote yourself and your book. You will have to learn all about social networking. This is in addition to all the old avenues: radio interviews, getting on Oprah’s show, etc. Blogging, Facebook, Tweeting, etc. is the latest way all products are “promoted.” Even a publicist that I hired hasn’t yet got it completely.
So you first have to have a good website. Christine Rose has helped me fix my website. Go to her website (Christine and Ethan Rose). A social media expert is the first place to start. It will take you weeks and weeks to learn how to navigate all these, but just be patient and your will slowly figure out how to use them.