As a self published author can you share a marketing tool that has helped you?

Jump to Last Post 1-3 of 3 discussions (4 posts)
  1. Sundaymoments profile image73
    Sundaymomentsposted 5 years ago

    As a self published  author can you share a marketing tool that has helped you?

  2. profile image54
    vanplankposted 5 years ago

    The simplest answer is the Internet. It has been an invaluable tool to me for my marketing. However, this may be a slightly too broad and generic answer to be of much use, so allow me to expand.

    I started my own blog, and while I struggled with it at first, I have gotten things down now and am really enjoying managing it. I interview people, post my own thoughts share those of others, and while I have not sold many books directly as a result of clicks from my blog. Traffic is increasing every month and my network is increasing in size on a daily basis. The blog is not a sales generator, but a platform that I base my image on. It is an invaluable tool to any writer, but especially one who is self publsihed.

    Facebook is another great tool for both networking and sales generation. I have a profile that I manage for my networking, and pages that I use for sales. When combined the two Facebook approaches make a powerful tool, which can easily be coupled with your blog.

    It takes time, it is not an overnight endeavor. I always remember the quote, "Overnight success takes 10 years." and this is true. It is a long read and takes hard work and dedication. Without the willingness to sacrifice and give 110% the rest ultimately becomes meaningless.

    1. Author Tom Ufert profile image60
      Author Tom Ufertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Could not agree more with VanPlank!   These insights are spot on and convey real practical contemporary social media tools for the self published author.  I am especially gratified by the rather sobering reality check in their last paragraph!

  3. Author Tom Ufert profile image60
    Author Tom Ufertposted 5 years ago

    My personal experience has demonstrated the harsh reality that there is no greater tool than the thoughtful insights and experiences of fellow authors.  I would not have gained nearly the footing in my social media exposure as I have now, only 1 year after initiating my writing career, were it not for the kind offerings of more seasoned fellow authors. 

    Through Facebook groups, blog postings, and indeed---personal private messages, my large family of generous authors/writers have made my path a far easier journey.  Countless times these life lines of literary experience, who have have helped pave the way for so many of us "newbies", remarked "we authors have to stick together!"  I am deeply grateful for their kindness and gracious gifts of knowledge and experience.  KNOW THIS...NO SINGLE PIECE OF TECHNOLOGY CAN EVER REPLACE THIS INVALUABLE TOOL!  While technology has certainly made communication and transference of this knowledge more accessible and readily available, it has in no way replaced or even qualified as a superior tool of success. 

    Seek out and rapidly accept the wisdom of your "literary elders" FOR THERE IS NO GREATER TOOL OF SUCCESSFUL MARKETING!

Closed to reply
 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)