The Pavilion Book Expo… THE BISHOP’S WIFE…
April 30, 2013
Tags: African American Authors, African-American Book Pavilion Expo, amazon.com, American Book Expo, AUTHORHOUSE Publishing, barnes&nobles, Black Authors, Pavilion Book Expo, publishing a book, self-promotions, self-publishing, Social Media
Pull all these book promos because I liked them… and at the time I was trying to decide just how to go about producing 1 myself. I am 1 of those people who likes to look and see what everybody else is doing… then decide upon how I’m going to do it.
When it came to creating the cover for my book, THE BISHOP’S WIFE, I went to Barnes&Nobles and walked around just looking at the book covers trying to decide which grabbed my attention the most and why? Then I went home and began creating…
For the past 2 or 3 years I have been contacted by the America Book Expo about taking part in their event. It is costly but a fellow author-girl, forgot her name… but she has several books out and a great website…forgot that too… but it is her name Tracie something or other .com… I think. Well, she told me that she is there every year passing out her books. She says you really go there to sell… but to make contacts. Plus the libraries attend purchasing books for their shelves. Maybe next year who knows… I would really love to do it.
Right now THE BISHOP’S WIFE may not be a best seller but my sells are picking up. I do receive royalty checks. And I have sold a lot of books over this site… which is why I first started writing a blog in the first place.
So, I guess my efforts paid off. Then I kind of liked writing on this site… it gives me an outlet to express my opinions, thoughts… and feelings on various topics and issues as they pop up. And I kind of lot having my say and not having anybody to tell me I can’t.
I get asked often about promotions and self-publishing. One thing I can tell you for sure and that is that there are a lot of free avenues for you to exhaust before you start thinking about shelling out that big dough to all those different publishing companies who make you a lot of empty promises. Social media is free exploit it… it can get you out there, and that is exactly what you need… to get out there. And there are a lot of ways you can do it… and it can work for you if you are smart, aggressive and diligent.
And yes, writing a book is very much like going into business. You have to push it… A business can’t run by itself… and neither can your book. It goes way beyond just having a few pages printed up.
At any rate… here are a few of my book promos along with some other author’s book promos… and some footage from the Pavilion Book Expo…
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