by Pamela Hegarty
Every great thriller novel doesn’t begin with action, a dive head first into uncharted waters. It begins with the writer’s leap of faith. If you want your readers to believe that a young boy named Harry Potter can learn to cast spells, you’ve got to believe that you can cast spells with your readers. So although I plan to focus on marketing on my Monday posts to this blog, my marketing tip of the day is this:
Believe in yourself. Keep believing in yourself. That is the cornerstone of a successful marketing plan.
Take that leap of faith and allow yourself to try promoting your book creatively. If your thriller is set in a winery, perhaps a winery will display it at their tasting bar and sell it in their gift shop. If your thriller is about genetics, think about getting a blurb from an expert in that field. Distribution networks like Amazon and the internet open new portals to potential readers who are looking for your book. Invite them in.