I’ve been working on synopses since yesterday for a surprise project that appeared on my radar a few days ago. I’ll post more about it later, but let’s just say it’s pretty exciting.
Along with multiple synopses (which I have decided to begin calling “bilgesnipes” because they are repulsive and trample everything in their path … shout out to Thor from Avengers), I also needed to provide a marketing plan. A marketing plan? Well … if you ask me for a marketing plan to sell plumbing, heating and pipe-joining products, I could help you. But an effective marketing plan for a book?
Well, yes, I’ve thought about it. And, yes, I have written one (unsuccessfully in the past). But now that I’ve been in marketing for a while, I thought maybe taking another stab at it might be fun. So I did some research, and I found this helpful website.
I actually thought this great. I mean, it presents everything I pretty much already knew about marketing, but it’s clear and concise enough to apply to a manuscript or a short story or anything else you’re trying to sell.
Just thought I’d share. Because (maybe this is just me) I can sell someone else’s work all day long, but when it comes to promoting my own work, I can never think of anything good enough to say.