Saturday, July 16, 2011

M. Marketing

My least favorite aspect of the writing/self-publishing process is marketing.  I know that you have to get yourself out there and introduce your work to the world, but it isn't easy.

Between blogging, Facebook, Twitter, and community events; you have to set aside a large portion of your time to put yourself out there.  Then you have to hope that people are receptive.

I do have to say that in the community, people have been very receptive to our journey and attempt at self-publishing.  Facebook is somewhat more difficult, the people on there are a hard egg to crack and every once and a while will download the book.  Then there is Twitter.  I have started to meet some amazing people through Twitter, people I wouldn't have ever imagined, but still you can't just go on every day and push a book.  You become boring.

So how is it done?  How does someone with a macaroni and cheese budget break into the world of publishing?  Is there something that you are doing that maybe we aren't?


  1. Hey, don't ask me. I think marketing is the process of buying groceries.

  2. Wait, it isn't!