Writing a novel is hard. Promoting a novel is infinitely harder. At least to me. Maybe because I know how to write novels, but effective promotion is something I’m still trying to figure out.
My latest approach to spreading the word about my books is with video. I’ve started adding monthly patron-only videos to my Patreon page (only $1 per month!), and I’m planning on making some public videos to share as well.
Today, I shared my first promo video online. It’s a simple video where I say a few words about my books, where you can buy them, and where you can connect with me on social media.
At just over one minute, there isn’t time to say much more than the titles of my books. It’s not perfect, but it’s a start!
Being in front of a camera is not easy for me. I’m hoping that, like anything else, it will become easier with practice. I’d love to make short promos for each of my books and maybe even get comfortable enough to start doing some live Q&A sessions.
For now, my first promo video offers a nice, brief little introduction. Please share it with your friends and let me know what you’d like me to talk about in future videos!