Haven’t we always been told that the hardest part of writing a book is writing the first paragraph? Whoever says such things has clearly never attempted to tackle the tricky task of self-marketing a book. In all seriousness, however, the way we approach marketing, as self-publishing authors, matters. Because it’s not optional. It’s not something self-publishing authors can get away without doing if they want to sell books!
You wouldn’t want to waste the precious time and energy you’ve invested in crafting a beautiful manuscript only to leave it un-marketed–you want it to be read! You want your ideas to reach your readers! And since authors haven’t figured out a way to guarantee that their books will just magically sell once they’re published, marketing still requires a substantial investment of both time and energy. This is where a Personal Marketing Assistant comes in!
An Outskirts Press Personal Marketing Assistant can help you create a marketing plan for your book which identifies your target audience, goals and the most effective ways for you to reach your audience and accomplish your goals based on your budget and time. If you already have a marketing plan for your book, perhaps it’s time to review and revise your plan? A Personal Marketing Assistant can help you with this as well as countless important book marketing tasks, such as:
- Get book reviews
- Develop your author social media platform
- Plan email, newsletter, blog, and social media content
- Coordinate and schedule book signing events
- Submit your book to awards
- And much, much more!
Even if you have already completed a session with a Personal Marketing Assistant in the past, there’s never been a better time to schedule additional time and to put together a targeted, specific, and achievable marketing plan for 2017!
If you have questions regarding the Personal Marketing Assistant option or other marketing services from Outskirts Press, please log into your account at http://www.outskirtspress.com/authors.php and click on the Marketing Services tab or chat with a member of our expert staff via online chat.