If you think natural talent – the ability to write well – is a personality trait of a successful writer, you’d be wrong. “Talent is cheaper than table salt,” says bestselling author and writing teacher Stephen King.
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When I met with my nonfiction publisher and book marketing team, we discussed these nine ways to promote my first Christian self-help book for women. My marketing plan will help you launch and promote your own nonfiction book.
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To be successful, writers need to sell their books to readers and their articles to editors. Connecting with readers is one of the best ways to create and maintain an upwards momentum in a writing career — which is what these tips for selling your writing is all about! I discovered that some popular published authors (Jodi Picoult, for example) are open to actually connecting with readers, while others are completely inaccessible. Guess which writers will be popular longer, selling more books and making more media appearances?
Learning how to connect with readers isn’t just something that published authors need to do to sell more books…it’s something all writers must do if they want to be successful.
Says Brian Aldiss: “A writer should say to himself, not, ‘How can I get more money?’ but ‘How can I reach more readers (without lowering standards)?'”
Connecting with your readers is an effective way to reach more readers, which will translate to increased book sales and more article assignments…which of course means making more money! If you’re marketing your book, you may find Plug Your Book! Online Book Marketing for Authors, Book Publicity Through Social Networking helpful. And, read on for five ways to connect with readers, based on my recent interactions with Jennifer Weiner, Jodi Picoult, and RL Stine.Read More »Sell Your Books by Connecting With Readers – 5 Tips for Successful Writers