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Growing Your Readership  // Posts tagged as "Growing Your Readership"

Unique Opportunities

Unique Opportunities

With my White series set in Romance and Rosebud, Arkansas, I could just run up the road and have a book signing just about anywhere. The Rambler Cafe, the restaurant where my characters ate. Lunch drew people in. The Romance Waterfalls featured in all three books. Seeing the falls drew people in. The Darden Gifford House, […]

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Libraries

Libraries

Libraries are where the readers are, so it makes sense for the author to speak at libraries. If an avid reader meets an author and halfway enjoys the book, that author has a fan for life. And some libraries pay authors for speaking engagements. Yes some library patrons—like my mother—will never buy a book. She […]

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#1 Marketing Tool

#1 Marketing Tool

At least, in my opinion: a trifold brochure. When I have a book signing, speaking event, teach a writing workshop, or mail out a promotional copy of one of my books to a reader, I have brochures ready. At book signings, I give them to customers when they walk in the store or where ever […]

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Recipe for a Successful Booksigning

I once dreamed of my first booksigning. Lines of readers dying to meet me wound all around the block, friends and family there for support, and consistently selling out of books. Reality hit when my first book was published Print on Demand back in 2001. The lines didn’t form, I was amazed at the friends […]

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Do Readers Care About Your Book?

Do Readers Care About Your Book?

The hardest thing for the newly published author to hear: Readers don’t care about your book. The hardest thing for the newly published author to believe: Readers don’t care about your book. It’s true. They’re too busy reading Karen Kingsbury, Wanda Brunstetter, Angela Hunt, Brandilyn Collins, or whoever the bestseller is in your genre. Readers don’t know […]

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