The following question came from new author, Annie Shinn:
“Reading Mary's suggestions, I started a Facebook page for my book, but I have no picture to put with it. That is why I am eager for a cover. I do agree that after the editing, I may change ideas. Should I just create a generic title page for it?”
Annie, starting the marketing process as soon as you can is critical. Some authors choose to do so before they’ve even finished writing; either to determine the amount of interest in their story, or to create a ready-made audience who can’t wait to buy their book once it’s completed.
For the first time author, though this can feel like a daunting task, marketing something that doesn’t yet have a “face.”
So why not use your own?
In the past, authors needed to sell millions of books and have them turned into movies before people recognized them as the person behind the story. But, today’s social media platforms allow any of us to create those relationships necessary to have a true following. You may not sell millions of books or have your book turned into a blockbuster movie (or maybe you will), but you can certainly find quality fans that read your writings because they value your personality, point of view, and communication style.
Let them “like” you and there’s a greater chance they’ll “like” your book, even before it has a face of its own.
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