But once the self-publisher has released the book, their work is by no means ended: they have to market and sell it; no one else will do that for them unless they hire someone.
- Blurb: I've written what I hope is an attractive blurb on Amazon, highlighting what I think are the book's unusual features: among others, its origins in The Writer's Drawer, its multiculturalism, and its appeal to a wide range of people, including teachers. I also emphasize its compactness, which makes it an ideal going-away gift.
- Book Reviews/Interviews, etc.: I've written dozens of requests for reviews, as well as for interviews and guest blogs, to various websites and blogs, many of them specializing in Indie writers. Some reviews and interviews are forthcoming.
- Social Media: I've publicized the book on the various social networks to which I belong (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin, Goodreads) and have asked subscribers to The Writer's Drawer – and especially those that appear in the book – to do the same. Some bloggers have also agreed to mention the book on their websites.
- Kindle Version: In order to expand the book's audience to those who prefer to read their books electronically, a kindle version is in the works. However, due to the complex formatting of the print version, the book cannot be converted to kindle using a standard program. In this case, there will be some outlay since I'll have to hire a professional to do the conversion.
If you have any ideas for further publicizing the anthology, do let me know in the Comments section or by writing to me. The contributors and I would also be delighted if you would purchase the book – for yourself, your children, your grandchildren, other family members and friends; it is priced very affordably so that most people can buy it. And if you could write a review and/or recommend it via your social network – even better. Thank you!