If you thought you sucked at marketing then you are not alone because it is not my strong point either. This is not because I am not aware of what I am doing because I can market well. I would like to call myself an expert at the task but the problem is my laziness. I am not disciplined in investing time to write the blogs, post on my social media pages or even set up a PPC. It doesn’t get better on matters to do with monitoring traffic or writing marketing emails. These are things that I would rather someone else do them. Even so, it is not something independent publishers do not have many options. If you have come here looking for information that will help you improve on those areas then you are in luck because I will hold your hand on that. I am here to show you the areas you need to change on and how you can become better. First of all, you need to publish and then hope for the best.
When you sit aside and hope that your book will be picked by many people who read it you will be in for a rude awakening. Unless yours is a household name already this is not what will happen. You can go through Amazon to see how high the number of ebooks is at the moment, and you should not forget that more keep coming in all the time. No matter the genre your book is in, there is likely to be more than 2 million copies on Amazon. That competition is very stiff. The odds are in your favor as opposed to launching a Youtube channel but better than being chosen to be the president of the class in high school. Another thing you have to bear in mind is that Amazon will not be large on promoting your work until you have a minimum of twenty-five reviews. Progress will not happen if you do not have the reviews and you are not bothered when it comes to marketing the book. Anyone who wants to build an audience should not take a backseat in marketing.
You need to post your book links on Twitter. There are various writing communities on Twitter and you need to join at least one of them. However, there is a high chance that everyone in that writing community has written a book and when curiosity gets the better of them they can even click on your profile and check out who you are. Social sites were created for people to link up and if you start communing with them you will connect with them. Many authors who are already established keep talking about the things that are going on in their lives. This can be touching on their opinions, failures, as well as successes.