Welcome to the writer’s forum!
I’m reaching out here for counsel from those who have far more experience than I in both authoring books and otherwise writing for a profession.
I’m relatively new to NAIWE and the writing arena, with my first book – ”The Long Journey Home: An Angler’s Memoir of Passion Realized and Redeemed” only recently having been released.
Although the process of writing the book and getting it published has confirmed my passion for writing, I guess I wasn’t prepared for the trials and tribulations associated with its marketing. I’m currently working with my publisher, Dog Ear Publishing, with whom my contract includes marketing support (press releases, business cards, an author’s web site, registration with the major distributors, etc), these services having been in process for a couple weeks now. However, in light of the various sales tracking tools showing minimal sales at this point, I was wondering what else I may be able to do to stimulate the sales process. I understand it is very early in the marketing campaign, but I guess I’m feeling a bit helpless right now and feel as if I should be doing more. Then again, perhaps it is way too early for a first-time author to be worrying about lack of sales.
Anyway, your insight and recommendations would be greatly appreciated.