Marketing “Northern Survival” Sunday Update #1

Northern Survival
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As mentioned in my Book Launch post, I am trying a few new things this September to promote my book online. Given the current limitations to public events and possibly the cancellation of the annual craft show this fall where I sell a large number (large number as in between 30 and 50 each year) of books, I don’t have the usual venues in which to get my new book in front of readers.

I know, online is where it’s at, but I sell a lot of books in person from a small table at craft shows, farmers’ markets and pop-up markets. I love talking to readers, and I always meet a published or hope-to-be published author at events.

Turning to online means trying new things and investing money in ads instead of gas and table rentals. My Sunday updates will summarize where I appeared online during the week to promote my book. I’ve checked out dozens of sites that offer ads, some free, some that cost money. My wallet doesn’t permit me to spend hundreds of dollars willy-nilly, so I set my budget at around $100 to see what I could do with it. That’s $100 for the entire month.

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Self-publishing Writers’ Group

I’ve been a member of the East Hants Writers’ Group for more than four years. During that time, we’ve discussed a lot of things. Sometimes meetings were filled with chatter, news and advice. Sometimes they were not. New members have come and gone, but for the most part, we have a dedicated membership who continue to show up when they are not committed to be elsewhere.

At some meetings, the few who have self-published talk only about that, leaving no time for craft of writing-related discussions.

I’ve had the feeling for more than a year now that a few new members have decided to not return because the group is a mixture of a lot of topics, and ones sometimes not interesting to those who only want to write.

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