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Taking time off from writing to market:
Even though I’ve been spending time revising my memoir, “Spiraling, My Battle With Bipolar Disorder”, I have also been marketing my two picture books, Annie’s Special Day and Edmund PIckle Chin a Donkey Rescue Story. Two Saturday’s ago I spent time telling the story of Cinderella to sweet little princesses sitting next to my table with my books displayed. Some parents took the hint and bought one.
School Visits as part of the marketing plan
This week I had the wonderful opportunity for an author’s visit at Primrose School. I gave a talk on “Annie’s Special Day” and telling time, bringing out my clocks and poster I gave it for two Pre K classes and one KIndergarten class.
It’s amazing how much more mature the kindergarten class was. they were able to follow the text if I read it while I had only told the story to the Pre K. In Pre K the children came up to me for hugs and were excited to tell me each of their names There was no such excitement shown in the Kindergarten class. (granted it was my third of the morning in two hours and my back was hurting)
But some of the parents had gotten autographed copies of “Annie’s Special Day,” for their children so I sold some books that way.
Belong to writer’s groups
And March 28, although I’m attending a mini conference by PennWriters, Fashioning your Story. I’ll be part of many other authors selling their books after the conference. A big multi book signing. There is still time to register if you’d like to go. It is very easy. Just go to the site and fill out the registration form. Or pay by PayPal and it does the rest.
Include Local Bookstores in your plan
I do hope to remember my camera then, I forgot it for my authors visit and felt very sorry. And of course there are the book stores to put your books up for consignment. I visited Books and Other Found Things, and sold a few books there in the past. I hope to visit Second Chapter Books in Middleburg to do the same You can find both these stores in Facebook.
Have an Author’s Platform
And let’s not forget my online presence. There is my Clara Bowman-Jahn, Author, page and the Edmund Pickle Chin Page . I’m trying to post something there every day. It’s hard to know what kind of impact these sites have on selling books. But they are all part of an author’s platform. See you there!
Include a Blog in Your Author’s Platform
And have a Great week and I’ll see you back here on Friday when I do a picture book review for Susanna Leonard HIll’s site of Perfect Picture Book Friday, where all the books get categorized according to themes or alphabetized. It is a great site for parents, teachers and librarians to look up their particular book with resources for further study or activity to go along with their book.
Or just to browse.
See back here on Friday!