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109 Days to Book Launch – March 19, 2016
Getting good word of mouth sounds simple . . . you tell one person who tells another person who tells another person. Only thing is sometimes you tell a person and they say, “Oh really?” and get on with their day.
To seriously get word of mouth going you have to do, have, or be something like Seth Godin say’s – REMARKABLE.
Promoting a children’s book to me feels a bit like being a snowflake on a flight down with ten zillion other snowflakes. Even though each snowflake is unique in the grand scheme of things they pretty much all do the same thing. Float down, land on the ground and disappear into the landscape.
How I ask you does one get to be remarkable when one isn’t remarkable? I keep looking for the magic bullet or my fairy godmother to show up and do a bippety-bobbety-boo kind of thing but neither seems to be happening.
I am thinking I should try and get into Facebook but unless you do advertising I think its pretty hard. Every day I feel like whatever I am doing I should be doing something else. I’m at that place where the toughness is supposed to show up and get going. I feel instead like whimpering in a corner. Sad.
Anyway the idea of following the best practices of John Kremer is to do something (preferably five somethings) each and every day to promote your book. And in my own watered down way I think I can say that I am doing this.
- Writing a daily blog post – with tags to book
- Creating a Twitter meme and posting on Twitter –
- Creating a Pinterest meme and posting on Pinterest
- Following at least a few new people on Twitter each day
- Journaling every day on how to market my book.
So those are little things. I probably could be more focused and direct in what I do. But at least I am doing something. Time will tell if doing little things consistently has any merit. Might not. That will be good to know as well.
I also tweak this website weekly, check in with LinkedIn and spend a few minutes on Facebook now and again. Hopefully as I continue with this I will see what things I should do more of and what things for me are not effective.
Keep on, keeping on.