When Your Book Gets National Attention
Guest Post by Stan Popovich
Many authors have a difficult time of getting their work publicized to millions of people. However, many authors do not know what to do when their books get national exposure. Here are some steps a published author should follow when their book gets national attention.
Determine and write down what the most important things you need to accomplish once your book goes national. Once you know what you need to do, the next step is to do each task in order of his importance.
Trying hiring an assistant or get a friend to help you with answering your email and phones calls that you may get after you book goes national. An author should do the important things and delegate the other tasks to a trusted assistant.
Educate yourself on the things you may have to learn as a result of your book getting national exposure. Some questions an author should ask themselves are…Should I improve on delivering your speech presentation, Should I take a public relations class so I can improve my publicity tasks, and what kinds of skills do I need to learn in dealing with the national media.
Continue to market your book. Don’t assume that since your book got some national exposure that you can stop promoting your book. Book marketing is something that an author should never stop doing regardless how popular their book becomes.
Don’t let fame change you. Stay true to your values and learn how to handle the peer pressure from the attention you will get from people you know. Know what you want and don’t let other people hinder your efforts. Respect other opinions but stay focus on your short and long term goals.
Take advantage of the help that is available around you. If possible, talk to a professional who can help you manage your fears and anxieties. They will be able to provide you with additional advice and insights on how to deal with your business problems.
Stan Popovich is the author of A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods which is located at http://www.managingfear.com/