After Months Of Research I Decided To Try Something New.
I did the same thing I am sure the thousands of self published authors have done before me. I politely asked google how to sell my books. it was basically the same information over and over again. So I went to work, following everything my dear friend google suggested. Setting up websites and author pages everywhere I could, spamming the internet with my name demanding to be noticed. Did it work, yes and no. If you search my name or books on google you will now see my name pop up, good. I sort of felt just a tad famous the moment I saw my websites pop up, my amazon authors page and my YouTube channel all there in front of me. However it takes time for people to engage and they have to know what they are looking for, so if you don’t know my name or care about my content, it doesn’t matter if my dear friend google can tell you where I am.
At first I was just going to sit back and wait, I have 21 more books in the works anyway, I am a busy woman. Busy but not patient. I was pleased to see my FB page reach 10 likes within a few hours and my website views increase but I wondered if there was another platform I hadn’t explored. I wondered how I could utilize YouTube. My books haven’t actually arrived yet so plugging them in a video wasn’t an option nor was reading them aloud. So I pondered……(that’s me pondering, in case you were wondering.)
It actually wasn’t until someone sent me a private message offering their services to make a trailer for my book that the idea started to grow. I had seen several simple trailers on various social media sites but they just didn’t inspire me. I have always been dramatic and somewhat over the top when I am passionate about something and this book is something I have been passionate about for a long time.
So, I began to play around and after a few hours I had a trailer, is it depressing and sad? Yes, but that is the reality of being rejected and I want that message to really hit home. This trailer isn’t meant for a little child to love and ask for the book, that is something I am working on as well. This trailer is to get the meaning of the book across to everyone. Even if you don’t buy the book, the trailer should be enough to make stop for one moment and see that a beautiful, perfect little flower was broken by the rejection she received for simply being herself.