We’re still knee-deep (or maybe even hip-deep by now?) in our series on marketing and selling MM romances. Today, we’ll talk about creating a buzz around your book, but make sure to read the previous posts in this series first on the core principles of selling MM romances, cold sales, rule of seven, and networking with other authors. [Read more…] about Creating a Buzz Around Your Book
Writing and Publishing MM Romances
We’re still continuing our series on marketing and selling books in the MM romance genre. Make sure to check out the previous posts! Today, we’ll be talking about networking with other authors, and honestly, I can’t stress enough how crucial this is.
If you want to be serious about a career in this genre, you need to be networking with other authors. Especially MM authors. There are countless reasons for this, but let me list a few before we move onto the how to of networking, because that’s not so intuitive for everyone. [Read more…] about Networking with Other Authors Online
This is the third post in a series I’m doing on marketing and selling MM romances, so make sure to read the other posts as well. In the first post, we talked about four core principles for selling MM romances, and in the second post, we discussed the concept of cold sales. Today, we’ll talk a bit more about the Rule of Seven in selling MM romances. [Read more…] about The Rule of Seven in Selling MM Romances
This is the second post in what I think will be quite a long series on selling and marketing MM romances, as I try to share what I’ve learned so far. In the previous post, I shared four core principles I use when marketing MM romances, and I think it’s good to reiterate them quickly:
1. Find possible readers and pitch your book
2. The rule of seven: a potential buyer needs to see something seven times on average before buying
3. Relational marketing
4. Make the right sale: not all sales are equal
In this post, we’re gonna talk about cold sales, meaning selling books to people who have never heard of you before. [Read more…] about Marketing MM romances: Cold Sales
If you’ve read the title of this post, you will have realized this topic is not something I can tackle in one simple blog post. Hell, if it were that easy, all MM authors would be wildly successful. Still, on a blog series about writing and publishing MM romances, I have to talk about selling MM romances as well.
It’s not enough to merely talk about writing them or discuss marketing in general terms; we need to talk about how to sell what we’ve written. So, I’m going to attempt to share some of what I’ve learned over the last year of self-publishing gay romance. [Read more…] about Core Principles for Selling MM Romances
Let’s talk about priorities, because there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to do everything we want to do. We have to make choices every day, ever hour even, of what we need to do first, something I know a lot of authors struggle with. So to help you, I want to show you your #1 priority as an author…and then go down the list. [Read more…] about Your #1 Priority as an Author