Promotion and Perseverance

We saw this horse and his carriage in M’dina, in Malta, also called the silent city. It was a hot day and we felt sorry for this horse having to cart around people all day long on sight-seeing trips. What for him was a hard duty would be for them a pleasurable experience.

Sometimes at times book promotion seems like that. Trying to get people interested in your book and then when having read it to post up a review. It is hard work and at times feel like a duty. Yet, it’s not all so. I’m sure for the horse there will be some moments of joy – when he receives a treat from a grateful tourist, or from his driver, a rest in the shade (as in the picture) etc

Then there are the moments like this -:

When you emerge into the daylight suddenly to feel inspired and know the journey has been all worthwhile. I felt a little like this yesterday when a friend, who runs a bookshop, told me that she had enjoyed ‘Alpha Male’ and wanted to order another 6 copies to sell in her shop. Result!!

Yes, advertising your book and promoting it is a bit of a roller-coaster but very worthwhile if you believe in what you have written which I do. Now I have to look forward to my launch party next week. Exciting stuff!!

About journojohnson

I qualified as a journalist in 2002 and after a period working as a freelance for Gloucester Media writing advertorials, interviews, articles and press releases I have gone on to write for lots of magazines and newspapers, both local and national. I write regularly for the Writers and Readers magazine but have also written for CPO's Inspire, the New Writer, Classic Ford, and Take a Break's My Favourite Recipes among many others. I published my first full-length historical novel. Waireka in 2018 and my romantic novella, Alpha Male in 2016. Both can be found on Amazon. Please follow the links on my book page.
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