Add these 4 to the 6 we already did, and you’ve got a good start.
- When anyone asks “what do you do?” introduce yourself as “the author of [your book’s name.]” When you self-identify as a writer, it changes your own perspective. This is not the same as pestering every person you meet with “hey, I wrote a book, and I’m going to tell you about it whether you like it or not.” Just identify yourself as the author, and if they don’t ask, you don’t pester. But say it.
- Ask your readers to write honest reviews at Amazon
- Carry copies with you everywhere, so when an opportunity arises, you can talk about it and sell it.
- Write your next book. A single-book author doesn’t stand out very much any more. “I’m working on my second book” is a good way to show you’re a career author, not a flash in the pan.