It’s that time of the month! Time to update you on how I have been marketing & promoting my book After the Altar Call: The Sisters’ Guide to Developing a Personal Relationship with God! And if you haven’t read my previous posts on this topic, check them out here: Month 1, Month 2 & Month 3.
First of all, I’ve got to thank God who has blessed me to take on this Herculean task! In true Jamerican form, I’ve got plenty jobs. I’m a full-time reporter, a part-time fitness instructor, a sometime market reasearcher, a freelance writer and an upcoming author/marketing & promoting professional…I’m so thankful that God has given me the energy to have all of these jobs…
However, to that end, I have decided to seek assistance as I continue to market & promote this book. No one accomplishes anything great without help anyway! And I sure could use some help! Another tactic I’ve decided to employ this month is to have my book postcards with me wherever I go – that’s right if you happen to see me at the dry cleaner, the hairdresser, the grocery store, you might get a postcard from me about my book. So you betta act like you know me when I walk up to you! 🙂
I have also decided to use Twitter more this month…I’m more of a Facebook fan myself, but I am learning that the power of the retweet is infinite! So I’ve been tweeting more, and following more folks in an effort to step up my Twitter status…so y’all please follow me @jackiehwrites….Right now, I only have 74 followers so I need some support. To that end, I attended Blogalicious 2011 in Washington, D.C. in which bloggers were identified by their Twitter handle so I can clearly no longer ignore Twitter…
.And speaking of Blogalicious, attending the convention was also a part of my marketing & promotion strategy for October. I started this blog in 2008 partly because I heard you could get a book deal through your blog, but I didn’t anticipate that I would love blogging almost as much as I love book writing! So I’ve decided to make this blog the best it can be so hopefully y’all will see some positive changes here as I incorporate what I learned at Blogalicious. If you haven’t seen my post about the convention, check it out here! And one of my new blogger buddies Ananda Leeke (@DigitalSisterhd) interviewed me at Blogalicious! Take a listen here….
I’ve also been working on some other behind-the-scenes stuff that I will share in the days to come…Very exciting stuff, I must say! God is good all the time, and all the time God is good….Let the church say “Amen!”
P.P.S. I’m always interested in new marketing & promotion ideas, if you have any, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.