Some authors wonder if they are too old to learn new tricks, especially those of the technological persuasion. Well, one mature lady squashed such talk and started blogging at age 99. She kept at it for a decade until she died recently at age 109.
Dagny Carlsson died recently in Sweden. She had showed the world that it is never too late for anyone to start living and thinking positively – and to take action to get your voice heard.
“I’m proud of the truth in the proverb that you’re never too old to learn,” she once blogged. “That is, if you really want it.” So true!
That is right, there is hope for you, whether you are 69 or 99. Age does not have to be a limit to the author who wants to market their books. Sure, most would lose a sprint against someone half their age, but the rules to book marketing provide a fair playing field.
Nothing stops anyone but fear, skill, and goals. But if you have goals, you understand which skills and resources are needed to achieve them. You take a course. You get a coach or consultant. You ask for help and support. You experiment. You try. You show up. Once you have goals and some skills, fears wash away.
The truth is you have nothing to lose in learning and trying new things. But you have everything to gain.
I am pleased to report that I have been working with many authors in their late 60s, 70s, and 80s. They are eager to learn, confront new challenges, and go where they have not gone before.
Now, of course not everyone will be good at what they try or they may be a lot better at other things. That is okay. Try and see rather than dismiss and avoid.
All of book marketing comes down to three things:
Initiating action and getting out of your inertia.
Taking an opportunistic mindset.
Pressing, literally, the right buttons.
Celebrating a birthday soon? Don’t let the number become a self-imposed prison sentence. Get off your wrinkly, old butt and take on something new, and as a result, empower yourself to take ownership of your book’s fate.
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Brian Feinblum, the founder of this award-winning blog, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org He is available to help authors promote their story, sell their book, and grow their brand. He has 30 years of experience in successfully helping thousands of authors in all genres.
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Brian Feinblum should be followed on Twitter @theprexpert. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2022. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester with his wife, two kids, and Ferris, a black lab rescue dog. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s The Independent. This blog, with over 4,000 posts over the past decade, was named one of the best book marketing blogs by BookBaby http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/09/the-best-book-marketing-blogs and recognized by Feedspot in 2021 and 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. It was also named by WinningWriters.com as a "best resource.” For the past three decades, including 21 as the head of marketing for the nation’s largest book publicity firm, and two jobs at two independent presses, Brian has worked with many first-time, self-published, authors of all genres, right along with best-selling authors and celebrities such as: Dr. Ruth, Mark Victor Hansen, Joseph Finder, Katherine Spurway, Neil Rackham, Harvey Mackay, Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Warren Adler, Cindy Adams, Susan RoAne, Jeff Foxworthy, Seth Godin, and Henry Winkler. He recently hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America, and has spoken at ASJA, IBPA, Sarah Lawrence College, Nonfiction Writers Association, Cape Cod Writers Association, Willamette (Portland) Writers Association, and Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. His letters-to-the-editor have been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, NY Daily News, Newsday, The Journal News (Westchester) and The Washington Post. He has been featured in The Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald. For more information, please consult: .