The three novellas I committed to re-editing this year are almost done. As I head for the back stretch, I'm beginning to wonder about the target audience for each - or whether I should concern myself with one target audience to encompass all three.
And I've just reminded myself of that marketing adage, paraphrased: " You're selling yourself, not the books." Still, the books have to appeal in some fashion.
Maybe the trick is in the potential venues:
- Selling book to other readers that in turn want you to buy theirs is an unsatisfying, incestuous affair, but that potential is there.
- There are friends and family whom I know are readers.
- Facebook "friends."
- Internet sales on Amazon and the like.
- Various book club-oriented fairs that are appropriate for my type of fiction.
That will sell a couple of hundred books, at best. Book signings and bookstore sales are another option, but they're not often open these days, except to the most popular writers, locally and nationally.
I'll have to dig deeper into this.
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