Marketing means to promote. Sell a product or services that includes advertising.
For many people marketing is not an easy task. I must say that I am one of those people. Recently, I have come to realize that it is not easy to get your name out there.
Whether you are an author or not, marketing can be a pain in the ass (I mean that both figuratively and literally). What I have also come to realize is that this is something that you HAVE TO DO. No, it is not an option to skip. If you don't get yourself out there (or hire someone to do it), you will not be able to sell your product no matter how how good it is.
I speak from experience when I say this. Right now I have 3 publishedStefany Rattles books and a short story. It is my fault that they have not done as good as I had hoped all because I didn't know how important it was to start the marketing process BEFORE you write your book.
Now, I am doing anything I can so that I am successful even if that takes me a long time. Upon doing some research I came across a few helpful ideas that I want to share with everyone.
1- 10 Proven Steps to Snag a Guest Post on an A-List Blog.http://www.copyblogger.com/guest-posts/
2- The Best Incentives Authors Can Use to Build an Email List.http://www.standoutbooks.com/5-best-i...
3- Is there such a thing as a good book trailer? http://www.standoutbooks.com/good-boo...
These are just some ideas that you may already know but you can never have too much info. Of course, I'm going to put some of these ideas to use myself.