Don’t you hate this feeling? I swear, I’ve listened to podcasts and webinars until I’m ready to scream, read blog post after blog post, followed self-publishing threads at Absolute Write, and I’m still not sure how to market my books. I’m coming to the conclusion that perhaps marketing isn’t what I’m doing at all. What I really want is just to be visible to people who might like my stories. Are there any readers out there who miss fantasy in the tradition of Tolkien and Lewis? Or has everything gone grimdark?
Sure, I can compile a list of all the choices out there. There isn’t enough time to do it all. And all the promotion ideas have strong adherents. Many of them will be happy to sell you their marketing plan.
So this is merely an admission of confusion in the struggle. If you’re flailing around out there, trying to figure things out, you’re not alone. I’m right there with you. 🙂
Keep writing anyway. Something’s got to work.