Well, I would love to write that I am a whiz at promotions, marketing, and advertising, but honestly, I do not have a clue. I have spent years learning, teaching, and learning to teach, but I have ZERO experience with social media blitz advertising or any other self promoting tools. This past week, I have revised my series and launched a new book, yet how do I get it into the hands of people–online or in person?
I find myself watching youtube channels and reading blogs about how to market myself. I guess I have started with my blog, which happened first. I began blogging before I even wrote the series. Next, I made a business card tonight. I sit and I literally laugh at myself here. I have never had a business card other than my Wilcox County business cards that the high school had made for me.
I designed my business card from my Canva account, using my logo. I want to add the business card to my promotion procedure so that when I send copies of my books to people, I can send my card with those copies. I am sure I will have other uses for my business card, eventually.
Next, I am going to add my series to Goodreads. I have to admit that I have really enjoyed watching Sara Cannon’s YouTube channel–Heart Breathings. She is a Georgia self published, independent author with several YA fantasy series. In my mind, she is my YODA. She’s that spirit guide on the web. I hope to meet her one day. Thank you, Sara Cannon!