For now, I want to talk about my book, the sales and my struggle to market.
I am anti-social. No denying that. I complain on Twitter and Facebook about having to be social. Sometimes I get really stubborn about my anti-socialness and refuse to engage new people. I guess you could say I embrace my anti-socialness. There's a problem with that though: Anti-social is bad for my book.
Don't get me wrong, I do sell copies of Being Human. Every month I have a handful of sales, but those sales would probably be better if I grew a pair and started willingly saying, "You like to read? I wrote a book and it's called..." I think it's safe to say I've hawked my friends books way more than mine. My two besties get my writer friends' books for Christmas. I talk about friends' books that will be released all the time. There's the proof that word of mouth works and I see it work wonders with other writers I follow on twitter.
Why can't I do spread the word about my own book? Did you miss the part of this post where I said I'm anti-social? I will go kicking and screaming to any social get together. The release party my besties threw for Being Human, I was hesitant to go. Yup, my own book party and I wanted to bow out.
So as one year being published comes up, my thoughts are on finding ways to spread the word about my book. What? I should work on being social too? Awwww, do I have to? That requires talking to people and possibly being nice to them? That's ten times harder than writing a book! ;)