I really hadn’t planned on blogging tonight but it’s midnight you see and that means my brain is on fire.
The past few nights my brain was on baby needs which is immediate and sweet and full of chubby hugs and smooches but I need to get down to business.
I need to sell some books.
I had a brain storm while I was at work today. Okay, it was more of a monsoon and all I could think about was going to Miami for the Readers’ Favorite Awards and meeting and mingling with hundreds of other authors and readers and putting myself out there and saying, “Hi! Nice to meet you! I’m P.S. Bartlett!”
No, I won’t be yelling it but you get the idea. However, right now I am faced with the need to sell books. I hate thinking about selling books. Not because I don’t want to sell books but because it takes a tremendous amount of time and ingenuity to get in front of the right people to buy them.
We have no choice. We have to think about it. We have to do it. Otherwise, we’ll never become as successful as we dream to be.
Granted, my day job is in sales and marketing so I can do it with my eyes closed. However, I’m in B2B sales in the copier and printer industry. Besides books being printed on paper, that’s where the relationship between the two ends.
My struggles are as follows:
- Finding readers for my books
- Writing More Books
- Family needs
- Day Job
Just to name a few.
However, I’m not here to whine about the same issues we all have. I’m here to ask you for your business. I’m here to ask you to buy my books. All day long I ask people for their business and I usually get it. Why? Because in the copier business, there is plenty of competition but I KNOW we’re the best.
The same goes for my books. If I don’t believe they’re awesome, who else will?
Of course we all feel this way about our work but if we don’t put ourselves out there and ask for our readers to buy our books, then what’s the point? I love my books. I want my readers to love them too and thankfully, many do.
So tonight my lovies, I say let’s ask for our shot at this author business. Don’t be shy. Don’t spam, harass or badger but don’t sit back and wait for your customers to come to you. I want to go to Miami and I can’t get there without book sales. So, I’ll continue to look for ways to find you. ALL OF YOU.
If you love Historical Fiction novels that are character driven, filled with love, loss, drama, laughter, romance and atmosphere, buy my books.