Thursday, May 9, 2013

If At First...

Day 129

If at first you don't succeed, try try again
~ W.C. Fields

Did you know that the first “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book was rejected 140 times by various publishers? It gives a new meaning to try, try again. Today, the 65-book series has sold over 80 million copies and is published in over 30 languages. The small publisher that originally took a chance on it is probably very glad that they did. Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen? They kept trying, and they eventually did succeed. We could all learn a lesson from them. If we believe in our work, nobody can keep us down.

If your marketing efforts aren't paying off, keep at it. Eventually someone will buy your book; you just have to keep trying different things until someone notices you.

Marketing prompt:

If your book isn't selling and it has been out for over a year, consider re-titling it and designing a new cover.

Days to go: 236

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