Listened to a training yesterday from Jack Canfield, the creator of the Chicken Soup book series.Some of the suggeestions he mentioned were always thinking of the reader.Whe he first started he gave talks for free and put a chapter or two of his books on websites for free. He also gave a small part of the proceeds from his books to charity. He found that the charities would help him promotte his books. He didn’t know this when he started to give some of the proceeds away.
He also suggested joining groups. He thought talking to people was better than e-mails. Face to face contact seemed to be important.He did many radio shows and mentioned that it was a great way to get the word out about the books.Also to do virtual book tours and internet radio shows.
He suggeted seeing if we could get the books places where we might not think to look. He had books at service stations, beauty salons, etc. and anywhere people might need to wait for a certain amount of time.
He was interesting and he talked a long time about the mind set of feeling we deserve to be successful and how he and his partneer expected to do well. Positive attitude seemed to be one of the important keys.
Hope these suggestions are helpful. He seemed to be a caring person as well as a person intent on succeeding, and boy has he. Thought I’d pass some of his suggestions to you. I wish you all the best in your books.