I am so very excited to have this lovely lady stop by my blog today. Please help me welcome Author April Adams, the current Rave Reviews Book Club “SPOTLIGHT” Author. She is the author of the Fantasy series, The Legend Of Rune.
Because I adore April so much, I am including TWO of her special posts this week: Guard Your Office and Marketing. I do hope you enjoy!! Now, as always…
Sit back, relax and enjoy………
Guard Your Office
I’ve read a lot about keeping your work area separate from your other life areas. Don’t argue where you sleep is good, if not completely impossible, advice. I have an office with an antique chair passed down to me from my great grandmother. That chair has grooves where my booty has sat for hours on end honing my books.
Unfortunately, that office is also my husband’s office, my son’s school room, and sometimes even a playroom. Keeping those lives totally separate just isn’t possible for us right now. Instead, I switch between my bed and my office as the needs of my family change. I can’t keep one spot only for writing, but when I am there to write I allow no distractions. I guard it diligently.
Every author deserves a beautiful, invigorating environment that stimulates creativity and diligence. I know how seemingly impossible that sounds, but with a little creativity it is not impossible. I know that where I sleep isn’t the ideal place to write. With a hot mug of coffee and a closed door, I can make do though.
Where do you make your office and how do you guard it? I’m interested to know!
I’m wondering how we as indie authors can market our work more effectively. Is there some sort of organization or firm out there that offers affordable book marketing options? If so, I haven’t really found it. I’m not talking about press releases and blog posts. Those are great and effective, don’t get me wrong, but there’s so much more out there!
I want to have sponsored ads out there on all the book sites. I know you can purchase ad space from Goodreads and that’s been helpful but mega-pricey. Free Giveaways are also helpful. But mainstream books get a Facebook/social media team, book signings, radio ads, sometimes TV ads, and so much more.
I’m not a marketer and I have had little to middling success marketing my own work. I have a pretty substantial platform but it does not have a linear or exponential correlation with my sales that I’ve seen. I’m wondering what you all have tried that worked for you? I know that Google Adwords is a waste of money. I spent hundreds in the beginning for almost no return.
What works for you?
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Thank you so much for stopping by today and showing your support! I do hope you take advantage of this exciting blog tour to learn more about this talented author and her books. Do yourself a favor, and rush over to Amazon!! ;)
Until next time………… Make it a great day, readers!!!