Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Join a Tribe!

So you've put your book on the market and now you're wandering from person to person, door to door, bookstore to bookstore trying to find individuals who want your product. Or, maybe you're hoping those Facebook posts and tweets will draw in readers. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you're on a dead end road.

No man is an island unto himself. If you are going to be successful in bookselling, you need to get connected with a community or a "tribe". A tribe is a group of people who share your beliefs and ambitions. People who will promote your product because it promulgates their overall message. For example, if your book is about overcoming drug abuse, you will find a great tribe of supporters in AA or local Community Development programs and church groups.

You have to get connected with a greater community of people. Social media and networking websites have made this an easy process.

  • www.Meetup.com is a great site for finding groups of people meeting for any reason
  • LinkedIn is great for finding industry groups
Find your tribe!

Happy Selling


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