Today, I’m very pleased to welcome RRBC “Spotlight” Author, Rochelle Carter to the Fiora Books site! I love people who reach out to offer a helping hand to independent authors struggling to self-publish their books and then to market them. This author has some very helpful advice in her book THE SEVEN STEP GUIDE TO AUTHORPRENEURSHIP. Take it away, Rochelle!
1 simple marketing tip for introverted authors
I am probably the most extroverted-introvert you will ever meet. I prefer to stay home, read books, and sleep! I will inevitably cancel on most plans with friends in favor of hanging out in my jammies. If there was a procrastination award, I would win it simply because, well, I’d rather read than do as I’m told.
But I run a small publishing company, have several award winning authors and even my own book, The Seven Step Guide to Authorpreneurship, recently was named the 2014 USA Best Book Award in Business: Writing & Publishing.
I never stopped being an introvert, but here is one key tip for my fellow people-avoiders:
It sounds odd, especially if you have written a fiction novel, but the truth is you likely have incorporated things you are passionate about into your book. Don’t focus on sales, marketing, or anything other than what makes you happy, what you LOVE about your book. Your readers will be attracted to your openness, honesty and your passion for the topic at hand.
As you continue to build your author platform you will connect with those who share similar interests. These connections should be fostered and cared for, because they can become endorsers and even members of your street team to help you promote your book
At the end of the day, readers want to get to know you and what you are passionate about. I am passionate about reading great books, and helping new authors learn and share their creativity with the world.
What are you passionate about?