The April 2019 Writing Show: How to Sell the Heck Out Of Your Book

So often, writers’ discussions center on craft. That’s the hard part, after all (and the fun part). But for April’s Writing Show, I wanted to tackle something even harder: successfully selling books. 

Jane Friedmanis a publishing superstar — if you’re a serious writer, you need to subscribe to her Electric Speed and Hot Sheet emails. Stacy Hawkins Adamsis an inspirational and women’s fiction author with a gift for connecting with her audience. And Chanel Cleeton, author of the new novel WHEN WE LEFT CUBA, had the best pre-order campaign I’ve seen: a collaboration with Besame Cosmetics and Fountain Bookstore to give all pre-order customers a vintage-inspired lipstick. Genius. (You know I bought one.) Our three speakers offered some of the most specific advice I’ve heard on enticing people to come to launches (give them a reason beyond just a reading), building a mailing list (it’s OK if you don’t send out a newsletter every week) and the value of being a BookBub Featured Deal. 

Missed the show? It’s not too late to follow these authors and watch what they do next.