What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing? By far and away, the marketing is the most difficult part of the process. I need little motivation to write, and self-published my book through my own company, Early Bird Publishing. I even designed the copy. What’s hard is “hitting the pavement” every day to get the word and your work out to the people you believe will “get it”.
What marketing works for you? I found Facebook to be the simplest and most effective channel for selling my book and sharing information which was shared in turn by others within and outside my network. I just recently hired a publicist but we have not really kicked things into gear yet so I don’t know what to expect. However, if that doesn’t work, I’m going to try a sandwich board outside of Port Authority.
Do you find it hard to share your work? No, I’m fairly confident in my ability as a writer and the feedback and reviews I’ve received for “The Barber’s Conundrum and Other Stories” seems to support my belief that there is an audience for my work.
Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you? My friends and family have been very supportive in both purchasing my work, promoting it, attending readings, signings, etc. All they ask in return is that I clean their chimneys and fireplaces once a year and watch their pets when they go on vacation. Not much to ask, really.
Do you plan to publish more books? Yes, I am working on another one now and have a third one waiting in the wings.
The Barber’s Conundrum and Other Stories is more than just a collection of thirty-seven short literary humor pieces and humorous jokes that will make you laugh. It provides a treasure trove of tips and invaluable advice to help you navigate safely through marriage and relationships, raising kids and to finally understand the more peculiar aspects of day to day living that up until now, had been tossed into a big heap as just another one of God’s mysteries.
For example, did you ever wonder why weather reporters continue to stand in the middle of raging hurricanes to tell us what hurricanes are like when everybody else already knows what hurricanes are like? Did you ever wonder why people stop their cars in the middle of the street to let geese walk past even though geese have been flying long before Cro- Magnon Man was in knee pants? Did you ever think that if aliens do exist on our planet, most of them work in customer service? They do!
All of that, and more is in the book, so what do you say? At $8.99, you’re guaranteed to receive at least $10.50 worth of terrific advice and life extending laughter, which as we know is the best medicine, and there’s never a co-pay with laughter so you’re up well over $20 already and this is only the back cover. Think of the possibilities to save when you read the whole thing.
Genre – Humor
Rating – PG
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