With spring and summer quickly approaching, now is the time to begin thinking about how to get your book back in the limelight.
Sometimes the question isn't, "What have I done to sell my book that I could do again?" but rather, "What have I not yet done at all to sell my book?" Every book and every author are unique, and what works for one may not work for another.
For some, selling online has jump-started their book. For others, speaking in local churches has boosted sales. And for others, sometimes having a booth at a local book fair does the trick. But whatever you want to pursue, please be sure to contact your Tate Marketing Representative. Why? I'll give you three reasons...
First, we can help you find that right spot - the perfect avenue to help you find your target readers in your area for your book. Your Tate Marketing Rep can help you brainstorm to find new possibilities that you perhaps never knew existed - right in your own backyard. We work hard to connect our authors to arts festivals, book fairs, church conferences, library events, flea markets, you name it! If you are only looking to retail bookstores to sell your book, you are missing at least half the picture.
Second, if you find one of these kinds of events on your own and plan to attend, we need to know so that we can promote the event and your appearance to the area media. In March alone, we have over 350 author events on our calendar, and while each event is unique, they all have one thing in common - every single Tate author event is promoted through press announcements to the local media. But if we don't know what you're up to, we can't promote it anywhere! Please be sure to keep your Marketing Rep in the loop on everything you are doing and all the appearances you wll be making to promote and sell your book.
Third, staying in touch with your Tate Marketing Rep is the hallmark of every successful long-term Tate author. Unlike most publishers, we stick with our authors for the long haul and give each book the time it needs to succeed. If it's been awhile since you've tackled selling your book, we are always ready to jump back in and start things up again. If you have been at it awhile and need a break, that's fine too. We'll still be here when youcome back to meet your needs, make more contacts, and pursue more opportunities for as long as you want to pursue the selling of your book.
Being an author - with any publisher - is hard work. No doubt about that. But with Tate Publishing you have a partner that will stand and fight shoulder to shoulder with you to get noticed and to reach the readers that need the message contained in the pages of your book. As we team together and work in partnership, opportunities for success can always be found!