Author Name: Jay Thomas Willis
Book Title(s): Implications For Effective Psychotherapy With African-Americans; As Soon as the Weather Breaks; The Cotton is High; Born to be Destroyed; Paranoid but not Stupid; Why Black Americans Behave as They Do; Hard Luck; When the Village Idiot Get Started; Educated Misunderstanding; The Devil in Angelica.
Marketing Subject: End-Note on Marketing for Self-Published Authors
I’ve come to the end of what I have to offer in regard to marketing. I’m not giving up on having something valuable to contribute to the Authors’ Marketing Blog. As time goes along I hope to develop further ideas and thus able to make more of a contribution. I’d like to be an ongoing contributor to the blog; I simply won’t contribute practically every day as I have since the beginning of the blog.
If you are interested in using Podcasting, Videocasting, Facebook, MySpace to market your book; go to google.com and enter whatever method you wish to use. In addition, there must be many other approaches to marketing your book that haven’t crossed my mind. Some of the approaches mentioned are too involved to be explained in a brief 600 word blog, and it’s not worth it to give a superficial explanation. Others have already explained much better than I can how to utilize these approaches. Some have done thorough research and explain how to use these approaches in great detail.
I won’t try to tell people how to use such approaches when I have never used them myself; I could only give an academic perspective on how to use them. In fact, some of them come in over budget for me; I try to stick with inexpensive approaches. It also takes more space than what I have to develop an appropriate blog-note. On google.com some of the approaches are explained with great precision and detail. My main concern in my blog-notes was to discuss marketing approaches that were basic and easy to use; this has been my priority.
Writing this blog has helped me tremendously to think more seriously and to consider my options more carefully in regard to marketing my own books. At least at this point I know what approaches are appropriate and what is not appropriate for utilizing to market my books. When I first began to write these blogs I hadn’t given careful thought to what approaches might be useful for marketing my books. Even if I don’t take advantage of the variety of approaches mentioned in the blog, at least I am aware of what they are. It has been a pleasure making a major contribution to this blog.
I’m not trying to say that ideas in general for marketing your books have been exhausted in my Authors’ Marketing Notes. It’s just that I have exhausted my ideas for how to market your books. As I come across new ideas I’ll share them with everyone through the Author’s Marketing Blog. When I first started writing in this blog, I knew at some point it would have to end, since my knowledge of marketing is limited. I’m rather surprised that I was able to contribute for as long as I did. I don’t want to carry on as if I have an infinite knowledge about marketing. That’s why I decided to encapsulate what I know, and contribute what I can as I feel comfortable.