Friendly Follows

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Unless you’re writing purely for yourself, your aim is to sell your work to readers. Selling is a word that often has Indie authors running for the hills. It shouldn’t though. If you want people to read your books, you’re going to have to have them buy them to begin with. There’s nothing torrid about selling your books. Nothing to be ashamed of. So do it. Sell that stuff. But sell it politely. One of the most powerful tools for Indie authors to find readers is Twitter. Unfortunately some of the really hardcore OY BUY MY BOOK brigade have muddied the waters there a little, with their ad nauseam spamming of their books without ever posting anything else. That doesn’t mean that Twitter won’t help you sell books anymore though. You just have to be patient, post interesting content other than only your own, and behave socially.

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2 thoughts on “Friendly Follows

    teagan geneviene said:
    December 4, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    This is a good reminder to indies that self-promotion is a requirement. I admit that i still feel “wrong” every time i post something for myself. As a kid i got into trouble if it even looked like i might say something good about myself. So i promote away anyway — and maybe one day i’ll stop feeling bad about it. LOL. Thanks for the reminder Jo! Hugs. 😀


    danniehill said:
    December 4, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    A very good post. Thanks, Jo. Marketing is something every writer ‘must’ learn. It’s so hard for many of us to believe we can sell our writing. If one gives it some thought then it’s exactly how one go about buying books that we read. I think that many pen-names are taken just so marketing can be done without the quilt of do it. I enjoyed this post.


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