Authors, whether we like it or not, we are a brand. As a part of NaNoProMo, CStreetlights offers three reasons why branding yourself shouldn't drive you insane.
We're all going to fail at something, it's our nature. Understanding the importance of allowing ourselves to fail is a step towards success. Some of the greatest minds in history tried and failed. If they could do it, what is truly keeping us from trying?
Why is a website important in building your brand? What happens when it looks sloppy? Why invest in a custom domain name? All of this and more in "Marketing 101: Your Website is Your Hub?"
"One of the best ways to let people know about your book is to not talk about it yourself, but to let readers know about it in other ways, and get them talking."
We all would love to see consistent sales of our products. They can be books, services such as coaching classes, art, games, etc. The list goes on.
As an author, learning to accept that we will suffer times of feast and famine is a part of the art of marketing and writing itself.
We all want to write as many books as possible in our lives, right?
The problem is, we seem to get ourselves stuck in the lull of every day life. Laziness, procrastination, work, kids, etc all seem to play against our desires to write another one of our stories we long to tell.
Book marketing is hard. It's the proverbial elephant in the room many indie and self-published authors dread the most.
For this article, we hope to alleviate some of your fears by offering some tips and tricks we've learned in our own endeavors. We hope to help you as well!