Okay readers, listen up. This one is for you. Being an author isn’t easy – in fact it’s a pretty tough job. It’s not easy being an author in a world where everyone can get published. We write our books for you and, in return, we’d love a little help now and again.
Most of my articles focus on advising authors on marketing and social media. I am sure authors read these pieces and feel like they need a nap. Yes, there’s a lot to be done, but you shouldn’t go it alone. Your readers can be your best ally to help you market to other readers.
Often readers do want to help, but aren’t really sure what to do. There’s a bit of a mystique around authors. Many readers think, “Well, the book has been published, they probably don’t need my help.” But this couldn’t be further from the truth. Authors (especially those who are starting out) do need our help.