#SellingMySoul,  Marketing

Marketing The Next Novel (Or #SellingMySoul)

In 2015, I plan on self-publishing my third novel, Soulless Creatures.  And this time, I want to do it right.

In 2012, when I published my first book, Falling For Your Madness, I didn’t know what I was doing and despite that, I was successful in ways I had never anticipated. You can read that story here. 

When I published my next book in 2013, The Truth About The Sky,  I assumed that my success would be repeated if I did exactly what I did for FFYM. Did it? Not so much. In fact, the sales and response was woefully disappointing. Yeah, that stung a little.

So with the next book, Soulless Creatures, I want to do it the right way. By the time SC is released, nearly two years will have gone by since my last book and a lot of great things have happened to me. With this next release, I want to use my newer opportunities to my advantage. I want to move strategically through social media, follow the advice of marketing gurus, spend a little more money, and make the release of Soulless Creatures the best release I ever had.  (I think  it’s my best book. I think it deserves it.)

As I make my choices, organize my plan and make my mistakes, I’ll be blogging and tweeting about this adventure. I’ve created the hashtag #SellingMySoul for this purpose. I expect my marketing journey to take months, with plenty of ups and downs. My goal is not jus to launch a book successfully, but also bring along my writing community for the ride. Watch me make mistakes. Learn what not to do. See if anything I’m doing will inspire you in your marketing.

So watch this space. #SellingMySoul can be your online reality blog posts about marketing books in 2015!

Katharine Grubb is an author, poet, homeschooling mother, camping enthusiast, bread-baker, and believer in working in small increments of time. She leads 10 Minute Novelists, an international Facebook group of time-crunched writers. She lives with her family in Massachusetts.

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