Marketing and Promotion

No one told me when I started my book writing journey that promoting and marketing would be such a huge undertaking.  I’m not sure if anyone had mentioned it if it would have stopped me either, as I believe I can conquer the world!

With two books out, self-promotion is more of a challenge than I ever anticipated. Writing them was the easy part!  Thankfully, I have a wonderful support team surrounding me – my village, as I like to call them.

And thanks to certain villagers, some exciting things have happened and continue to happen. Without the following people supporting me and spreading the word – even less people would have my books in their hands.  Thank you!

Mom and Dad – of course we all need a little help from our parents, but my mom leaves promotional postcards everywhere she visits (and she loves to travel) from Key West to Texas & my dad believes in the books enough to have t-shirts printed! I can’t wait to see what happens on their trip up the eastern coast!

Les – who I got to see in action last night as we were checking out a potential monthly book selling/signing last night. Amazing! At times my introverted shyness kicks in, it’s so good to have someone at my side who can (and does) talk to everyone.

Jean Drayovitch – the amazing & talented artist who’s responsible for Kobi’s cover and the interior sketches.  Not only is she generous with her time and talents, she shares her friends and resources for book events.

Linda Paul – she needs to open a book store! Without her talking up a local teacher/author and being willing to buy and distribute books to friends, family, and schools across the country, many less people would know of Kobi and his story!

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has leant me a hand! And if anyone out there can think of anything that will get these books into the hands of one more person – let me know…reading is a great thing!

About Heather Hamel

Growing up with horses is a little girls dream come true. Heather’s dream in life was to be a horse trainer - how dreams change - sort of! She moved to the wonderfully historic town of St. Augustine, Florida and was a historic tour guide and a ghost story teller while putting herself through college to become a special education teacher. After graduating, she felt the pull of horses in her life again. That's when she met Kobi! She learned quickly that when you own horses you become a part time vet, part time nutritionist, and full time equestrian. She wouldn't change a thing! In addition to being completely obsessed with her herd, she still teaches and tutors students with learning disabilities, and more specifically, dyslexia.
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1 Response to Marketing and Promotion

  1. Mom says:

    Great blog

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