I took a creative writing course at Drexel University in Philadelphia in the early 80s when the writing bug bit me. The bite spread a virus throughout my mind and heart. I have written and published three books; and many blog articles. I have edited and ghost written books by first-time writers whose books got published. After publication, and the first book signing party, not every author was prepared to market their book. As a small press publisher with limited funds, I set up a webpage and announced their publication via social media. But that really was not enough to get them book sales. People would click on like and leave glowing comments, but it usually led to very few sales. All or most of the responsibility for the marketing and distribution of self-published and small press books fall in the lap of the author.
First ask yourself, “Where do I want to go with this book?” Here are some options:
- Book Stores
- Screenplay or Stage Play
You decide. Plan your strategy to get yourself known.
To learn more about the business of publishing and book sales, I recommend you build a resource library by subscribing to online resources. I took an online class in writing years ago on Writing Dialogue with Writers Digest. I continue to follow their programs. Below is a link to their site. Don’t forget to use their coupon code AFFTEN:
If you have any questions about getting started with your first project, please contact me, I would be more than happy to help.