You need to be aware of the possible paths to follow and resources needed to follow them. You most certainly need a positive, resilient and open attitude. Your aptitude is your skills, knowledge, and experiences. If they are lacking, you’ll need to hire help. Lastly, you’ll need to be assertive in your actions. No waiting around for a lucky break or giving people two weeks to respond to your outreach. Get out there and get in front of people.
- · What should I do today?
- · What are my goals and how will I reach them?
- · What’s my budget of money, time, and resources?
- What should I outsource?
- · Who should I hire?
- · What will not get done?
- · How will I write while marketing my book and brand?
Maybe you’ll just follow some familiar formula or path or you’ll purposely take the road untaken. You might do things cautiously and slowly – or you’ll go for broke and be all in now.
It’s not easy to promote a book or make tough decisions. But you can do it. You have to. Your book deserves to be discovered and your writing warrants a chance to live another day. So buckle down and take a wild ride on the road of book marketing.