I do not pretend to be a professional in marketing, but I will point you to books that will help you with your promoting. Some advertising will work for you and some will not because you don’t want to do it or cannot.
But to get the utmost information on how to succeed and use it, is to go to the experts. There are many out there and overlapping techniques will occur, but each expert will give you a slant you may not have even thought possible.
To be a good writer, one must be an avid reader. If you wish to write in a particular genre, it pays to find out what is the current rage, and will you be able to write that way or will it rip your heart out to follow the trend.
I know, I hear you saying, “I must write what my muse tells me.” Or, “I write what I want and will do it the way I want. Everyone will love it.”
You may have an overnight sensation. You may truly have written a story that the readers love. But if you do not know how to bring it to the customers, how to network, then your book, short story, memoir will languish. An overnight sensation takes time, effort, perseverance, and a burning thirst, to leave a footprint behind.
Most writers have full time employment until they are that overnight sensation. I find, when I am the busiest, when deadlines stack up, is when my productivity rises. You may not. You may find you need quiet, methodical, stress free conditions to produce those masterpieces.
Each book that is written has a message for someone. It may not resonate with another. Or everyone truly does love it. Unless you publish, offer it to the public, and promote it, you will have bared your soul for naught.
I have a fairly long list of books that will help you, especially with internet marketing, but today I am going to recommend one book. It is less than 200 pages and quickly gets to the point and stays on point. Brian Tracy has written other books that are much wordier but in our fast paced society, the quick read is a time-saving boon.
Eat That Frog! Your local library Brian Tracy books on Amazon