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Help! I Can’t Break the Doors Down

So after the weekend ended, I thought it was time to start promoting my book. I have been pounding on doors left and right, but not one door has opened. I’ve contacted my local school district to update them on my new school visit programs. I sent out media kits on Babysitting SugarPaw to most of our locally owned bookstores. I have even looked into booth spaces for upcoming events, but no one seems interested in having an author share the love of reading and writing. What’s up with that?

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Comment by The Cadence Group on July 21, 2010 at 6:39am
I see that you sent out media kits to local bookstores, but have you actually gone and talked to the store manager/event coordinator? We find that local bookstores generally like to help promote local authors. Ask if you can do a small signing, event or even a reading for kids. Offer to promote it for them and create the flyers/handouts advertising the event that they can hand out at the register. Approach your local libraries and ask about doing a story time or small event for kids. If you have a book and go to the store/library in person or make a personal call, you might have a lot more luck than just sending the media kits. Hope this helps!

Bethany
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on July 21, 2010 at 12:41am
Keep pressing into those dreams that you have.

Smitty
Christian Book Marketing
Comment by VS Grenier on July 20, 2010 at 11:10pm
I'm going to wait a couple of months and try again. I've teamed up with a few authors and I'm hoping that will help.
Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on July 20, 2010 at 9:22pm
I agree with John.
Comment by John Kremer on July 20, 2010 at 5:34pm
It's not that they don't want you, but they need to be pitched differently. Not sure what you are doing wrong, but you can keep testing to find out what will work. What will stir their passions.

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