I saw a post about book sales, which got me to thinking about my own lack of skills. Writing a book seems easy compared to getting sales for my book. At times I feel like this one man band. Author, Blogger, and business entrepreneur. Doing all of this and working at the same time.
To all new authors, it isn’t as easy as it looks. You may think you have written a best seller. The best story ever told will make you a millionaire (or at the very least a household name) but us seasoned authors know better.
I am not in the position where I can pay to have my book professionally marketed. Those that have brought and read my book have given me great reviews, but that doesn’t generate sales.
What to do now?
Perhaps I should enrol in a business course, but I wouldn’t have the time.
But blogging has helped me get a sense of perspective. I hear other writers with the same issue and I don’t feel so alone. It has also given me a chance to write everyday, and meet like minded writers on their own journey.
Ultimately we learn off each other, and you never know, one day I might be on that best seller list.