Self-Printing Promotion: What Not To Do and Some Final Thoughts


June is coming to a close (thank God, because July means my birthday! Woo-hoo! I’m 21 again, thanks for asking) and with it, my series of posts telling you how I sold my self-published book, the same series of posts you’ll probably completely ignore when it comes to selling your self-published book, but hey, that’s okay. If you have any luck with any of them though, you might let me know.

To recap, we’ve covered:

I think that’s enough to be getting on with, don’t you? Although if you are out of ideas, I do love this post by David Louis Endelam that details all the weird and wonderful ways he promoted his book, Infoquake. It’s from 2006 but damn does that man have an imagination. I stumbled upon this post on Beth Morrissey’s Hell or High Water blog: Marsha Moore describes her plan of action for promoting her travel book, 24 Hours London. Moore has a background in PR so she knows what she’s talking about. I’ll also be reviewing The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won’t by Carolyn Howard-Johnson (no relation!) next month. I wonder if her publisher won’t promote her books because she’s calls them names like that…

Before I leave you to fend for yourself or read one of the other 32,438,101 blog posts floating around the magical internet about promoting your book, let’s just quickly mention what NOT to do.

Enter Catherine’s 8 Potentially Useful Golden Rules for What Not To Do While Promoting Your Self-Published Book (patent pending): Continue reading