A dry spell

April 29, 2017 at 8:40 am

I looked at my blog the other day and realised I hadn’t posted since February! Eeek! I thought I’d better rectify that.

It’s amazing how quickly the years fly by and as an author, I suddenly realise how little I’d done to market my books so far this year. It doesn’t help that two of my most supportive bookstores closed down at the beginning of the year. Bookstores are becoming harder and harder to find and fewer and fewer seem willing to take authors for signings.

However, I have been looking for other avenues. Not long ago I became involved with a group called the Writers’ Grapevine, run by Lorriane Noscov. She puts out regular newsletters containing writing from various authors and notes about different writers’ groups that meet around Brisbane, where I live. She also has given me my first author event in a while – next weekend there’s an arts festival at Redcliffe. It’s called Handmade Meets the Arts and the Writers’ Grapevine will have a table there, and I will at their table with my books. 🙂 If you’re going to be in the area next weekend, the details are on this website on the events page.

I’ve also had a couple of new ideas about marketing which I hope is a sign that I’m coming out of my dry spell. It’s hard to do the marketing thing but so worthwhile, especially if it works!

If you’re an author, how do you market your books? Let me know in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

 

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