Listening to advice of writers and seeing how others put themselves out there makes me:
1) Awed they are doing it.
2) Realize how different strokes for different folks really applies.
When thinking about who your reader is, you make up this fictitious person and try to get into the head of who these people are.
But, readers are real people. And there are so many different types of people and different genres people enjoy.
I'm listening to a podcast called the self-publishing podcast with three hosts and three different opinions. The thing is all these opinions are based on what is working for those authors. So instead of trying to bottle your marketing into a tidy conglomerate check-marked boxes, why not open that pandora's box and see who comes to it?
Some people will like your stuff, some people won't. Don't sit on your laurels. Instead, I see it as a way to observe and identify your reader. Which is why a call to action in the back of your book is a must for reader engagement. Reader experience is important. It's also how you can find more readers.
So, I have links I found very inspirational, educational and productive all for finding more readers:
Jeff Goins is very inspirational -- http://goinswriter.com/find-your-tribe/
Jonathan Gunson shows you a productive step by step "how to" with twitter -- http://bestsellerlabs.com/how-to-find-readers-on-twitter/
Richard posted a very awesome, educational study with stats and charts! -- http://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/343-how-do-books-get-discovered-a-guide-for-publishers-and-authors-who-want
If you have a link you found valuable please post it in the comments!
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