There have been books written about self-publishing marketing so what can I add? Hopefully a little simplicity. The biggest issue with self-publishing marketing is that most authors don’t do it and if you don’t take it seriously you’re going to pay a massive penalty in low book sales. What I’ll do in this short piece is deal with the basics.

Start with Market-Message-Media. Far too often people in all industries start with the Media first. For example, someone calls you up from a magazine and says they have a great deal on advertising. Normally it’s £400 for a quarter page ad, but today we’ve had someone drop out so you can advertise your book for only £65. It sounds a bargain so you go ahead. But is it the right deal for you? What do you hope to gain? Think instead of your market first.

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