Try and imagine bookshelves lined with millions of books – and my book is just one of them. And the bookshelves keep growing. My book has gone from one in a million to probably one in two million by now!
I’ve probably got the worst person possible in charge of book promotion – me. Marketing was my worst subject when I was doing the Dip of Business, unfortunately. But I did learn about the five ‘P’s of marketing; People, Price, Placement, Product and Promotion.
It’s a struggle. Who do I tell about the book? Christians obviously, but I hope to get it to the New Age market. I know they would love the King in my book if they read about Him. As for the product – the book is in a genre all by itself. I struggle to even describe it’s genre. I said it’s a cross between a memoir and a fantasy novel, but my first book reviewer said it’s actually an Epic Journal. My book is unique; one in a million – and not just because of it’s place in Amazon. For placement, I’ve gone to where the readers are.
In order for me to promote the book, I need praise. I mean, I can praise it – but I’m the author! Today I got some much needed praise. I joined Goodreads, and I’ve received my first book review from Valicity Garris, author of Cross Academy.
It was brilliant, five star review. It’s helped me to keep going with my efforts to get the book out to the wider world. So it’s made my day. Come and read my first review, and celebrate with me.
Here’s the review: