Alright, we’ve talked about not marketing your novel… instead, marketing yourself. How do you do that? By being nice.
(Check out the last few Friday posts if you’re just jumping in.)
Okay, so it’s all well and good doing this over the internet… but what about those public appearances?
We can all be nice, that’s not too hard. Getting out there in front of people… that is hard. But when you do, just remember that you don’t need to shove your novel in people’s faces.
Just smile pretty. Answer questions. Be yourself.
If you are a scared, timid writer, invent a new character who is outgoing and friendly… and be that person for a little while. (It’s called acting).
In the end, the connections you make will sell your work. The connections you make will lead to “word of mouth”. And you never know when you will be nice to…
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