Over the years I’ve heard this phrase thousands of times. Authors getting great reviews, getting awards, even local media and still, book sales aren’t happening. When you have external validation, it’s hard to really understand where the disconnect is, isn’t it? Sometimes though, it may be just a matter of taking a closer look and analyzing your marketing using a different lens. Let’s take a look at some things that you may want to consider:
Leverage: First and foremost is leverage. How are you leveraging all of these other things? If you’re not, you might consider it. It’s easy enough to slap an award sticker on your book, but what else have you done to promote this? Consider:
Announce it locally: Especially if you won the award. Honorable mentions are great, but not as appealing to local media.