I’ll admit, I fall somewhere between Timid Tammy and Nervous Nell.
For a positive, happy person, blowing my own horn is not easy. I don’t like to ask for help or favors. I’m a terrible salesperson. I believe in me, but the idea that others might find value in what I’ve accomplished sounds a bit far-fetched.
Hiding behind a computer screen is a lot easier than speaking face-to-face with a group of strangers. I fumble with “the ask.”
I even found it difficult to help my daughter sell her Girl Scout Cookies. Now that’s just plain pitiful. I mean, who can’t sell GS cookies. Everyone loves them. But I ended up buying more than we sold. Of course loving the Peanutbutter patties helped.
I wonder, do all authors get a case of the jitters when it comes to selling their work?
Surely, I’m not the only writer out there who fears rejection. Maybe I’m not the only one who relates to the Lion in Oz.
I’m curious. Let me know where and how did you market your book?
Did you go to a local bookstore? Library? Call all your friends and relatives?
Spatter Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social media sites?
What was your experience? Are you a good salesperson?
I found this article very encouraging, I hope you do too.
Opinion: Asking Takes Courage posted on ALLI November 16, 2015 by Mohana Rajakumar