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Marketing books is for the birds

armaniborden1224

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May 28

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My name is Armani like the designer, Borden like the milk, and I am a self-published author. Now, let me tell you, being self-published is absolutely exhausting. Everything is on you; you have to advertise on your own, market on your own, contact stores and libraries on your own and it's just work work work work work. And it costs money money money and more money.


But it's nice at the same time, you know? You get to meet some cool people that have the same likes and interests as you. You make a lot of good connections. And you get to travel! (At least that's a good thing for me). You learn a lot of good things as well. For instance; the things you should include that will make readers come to you, who to trust and not to trust, when you should spend money and when you shouldn't. And eventually you grow in that field and start to see positive results from all your hard work.


Am I a full time author? No. No I'm not. Yet, anyway. But I'm still working on it. There's just one thing that I am struggling to get accomplished. Building. A. Fan. Base. I've made videos after videos, posts after posts, read articles, watched other authors' videos, listened to and followed fellow author's advice and all I received was website visits, video views and likes but no subscriptions and barely any buys. It's a downer, I'll be honest, seeing that I am not getting the reactions that I am working so hard to receive.


It seems as if the only way I can make a sell is if I sell it to the person in person. And it may be on me and my inability to create content and advertisements that catches the eyes of my target audience. Or it could be that I am putting my focus on the wrong platform. But either way, I won't give up. And if you are a self-published author, you shouldn't either. Because that is how we learn and grow. By going through the rough patch of making our content known.


So, don't give up! Keep pushing. I know marketing is not the highlight of being a writer but it is needful. No need for our books to be collecting dust because no one knows about our work. Keep going until you find that door that leads you to success. I know I will.

armaniborden1224

2 min read

May 28

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