How many times have you heard a writer talk about how they’ve always been a writer? How many times have you heard writers say they wrote their first book because they had to, they couldn’t not?
How many times have you heard a writer talk about how they always wanted to get into marketing and promotion?
Sure, some writers are natural marketers and promoters. In fact, writing is a major part of marketing. But, it’s not romance writing, and for many of us, it’s a necessary chore we have to learn how to do.
We have to do it. We can’t not do it.
Luckily, we’ve got chapter members who have taken the time to figure out what kind of promotion and marketing has worked for them. Here are some highlights.
Which of these tips work for you? What have you tried? What will you try?
Let us know!
~ By Sherri Hansen
* Read Part 1, Marketing The Old Fashioned Way, here.
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