What are the keys to marketing fiction? You can see all of the elements in a great science fiction novel that I read last week called The Martian by Andy Weir. The book is already a huge New York Times bestseller, and it’s being turned into a major motion picture starring Matt Damon as the main character. It’s one of the best pieces of fiction I’ve read in a long time. I’ve already told several friends about the book, and now I’m telling my entire newsletter list. When it comes to fiction, word of mouth is the primary driver of sales. So, what makes "The Martian" so good and what marketing secrets can novelists learn from this book? Besides having a killer cover, use these three tips: 1. Write fiction that feels like … [Read more...]
Sunday, May 3, 2015
When you try to fly by the seat of your pants, you eventually land on your butt. - Anonymous It’s hard to feel confident about your marketing when you don’t know what to say in key situations. For example, how do you respond when someone asks: What’s your book about? What does your non-profit do? Why should I buy your product? In addition, it’s important to know what type of specific marketing language to use on your website home page, personal bio, promotional brochures, etc. Too often, authors, non-profit directors, and business executives try to make this stuff up on the fly. Important decisions are ruled by misguided beliefs that you should “stay in the moment,” “keep it fresh,” or “let the spirit … [Read more...]
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