It can happen. In fact, for some authors, it happens much too soon. They get their book on Amazon, have a book launch party, arrange for a signing or two, get a few friends to post reviews or announcements in their newsletters and then disappointment sets in.
Book sales aren’t anywhere near what you expected, your efforts seem to be for naught and you don’t know how to change this downward spiral pattern.
How, indeed? By doing something different. By learning more about the whole process of publishing and book promotion so that you understand what your next step should be and why. Oh, it is unlikely that you will find a book or a book coach that will tell you exactly what to do next. But, if you are astute, if you do your homework and if you are willing to try something new, you will, most likely, discover some new tools and ideas resulting in a renewed interest in your book.
So many authors firmly believe that just because they produce a book, people will buy it. And this just simply isn’t true. Sure, you’ll make a few easy sales out the gate. But most of your sales are going to feel like pulling teeth from a cantankerous walrus that hasn’t been sedated. You will very soon become disappointed, tired and disillusioned with the whole difficult process. You’ll dream of going back to your writing; but how can you justify spending your days doing what you love when you can’t sell what you write?
If you see yourself in these scenarios, I recommend that you get help NOW. I happen to have just the help you need.
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If you have a question about publishing or book promotion, contact me personally: PLFry620@yahoo.com