Now I know why some people pay other people to do their marketing. It's a tiring process. Tweet, post, chat, blog, respond, comment, submit, lather, rinse, repeat.
But it's necessary. Because when you stop - even for a day - sales trail off.
I took the weekend off. I just couldn't bring myself to say another word about anything related to my books. (Yes, I still tweeted because it takes like 5 seconds - but my tweets were lame because my heart wasn't in it.)
And yes, I realize that if you're following me closely, you may have seen the same sort of tweet, nestled in between witty repartee and interesting information, several times. Those repetitious tweets aren't for you. They're for the people who may only read a tweet from me every once in a while. And for new people. Do me a favor and ignore them. I promise not to tweet only about buying my books, but understand those sales tweets have to be sprinkled in there along the way. Otherwise, B.E. don't sell no books, and no sales means I'll have a harder time publishing more books down the road. (The well of fundage is not infinite. It's finite. Very very finite.)
I want to keep doing this. I love doing this - even the tiring marketing part. I have books already lined up and more books coming. Basically, I want to still be writing and publishing my books when I drop over. In order to do that, I have to sell books, and in order to sell books, I have to market them. So, be patient with the commercials. You never know when one of them is actually telling you something you want to know - like a new widget is out or there's a sale on your favorite widgets, or whatever. And like I said, I'll try to sprinkle them in with things that are actually enjoyable, interesting, educating, or witty.
Thanks again for your support. You rock.
(And no, this post wasn't for my staunch supporters who know me well, but rather for those who don't and might choose to stop following me because they feel like all they're seeing are ads.)