Self-publishing a book involves a lot more that I ever dreamed. Designing the book was fun and really creative. Editing the book made good use of my English degree from Emporia State University. Now I’m in new territory, trying to promote the book for mom.
I created a webpage for her on WordPress. I’ve sent press releases to a few central Kansas newspapers. Now I need more ideas of ways to get the word out about her book. I’m not sure that mom, at age 84, would be comfortable giving TV or radio interviews. Maybe they wouldn’t phase her. I always used to think she knew everyone in El Dorado, but then realized that she just talked to everyone like she knew them.
Here’s what I’ve learned so far about promoting a self-published book.