New Venues For Selling Books Part 3, in 3-D!

Okay, so I lied about this post being in 3D. Maybe if you do a few shots before reading it, then get your kids to smudge your glasses, it may seem like looking at 3D, without the 3D glasses on. I figured everyone is using 3D to capture eyeballs, and I didn’t want to be left out it the cold. Plus, tonight’s topic is a pretty good one.

Okay, so as an author, you’ve managed to schedule a book signing at every bookstore within driving distance, you’ve talked to every writers group, and every librarian knows your name from one end of the county to the other. You are developing your shopping cart on your website and are hopefully gearing up for the Xmas push. So, how else can you sell books? What about your local chamber of commerce? Are you a member? You should be, and here’s why.

Chamber members are constantly seeking new opportunities to network. They are also typically small businesses that care more about holding on to their customers who may be neighbors and friends than larger companies that are based thousands of miles away. These small business owners often need unique and personalized gifts for those special clients and customers and typically you are probably one of a few local authors that they know. More importantly, you are probable THE ONLY AUTHOR who’s a member of the chamber. Like shooting fish in a barrel, huh?

Join your local chamber, and doing it now with Christmas around the corner would be a great time. Business people get tons of gifts from vendors at Christmas. But a signed book, from a local author? Now that’s a unique Christmas gift. That’s how to stand out from the crowd of chocolate covered coffee beans and the jelly of the month club memberships.

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