Food For Thought!
What comes after you self publish your book
The importance of making a Good First Impression
Self-publishing a book is one thing, but what do you do once your book is produced and on the market? As a new self-publisher, your book is your business. Be polite. The benefit of being polite is that it leaves a good lasting first impression on people and possible clients. A first impression can set the tone for a relationship, so it is crucial to get off on the right foot. A polite attitude acts as a signal to others that you care about them, which may make them more likely to care about you. Simple gestures such as saying “please” and “thank you” can go a long way to making an excellent first impression, including forging strong business relationships. Would you go back where you felt unwanted? As a new self-publisher promoting your new book, these tips will aid in your ultimate success.
Even though small business owners are their own bosses, networking is an essential part of running a successful small business. You went all out to self publish your new book. Why waste the effort? Small business owners may rely on contacts that they formed in the past to make their businesses successful. For example, you might ask former co-workers, friends, company owners or former managers to consider reviewing your book. Being polite can help form good relationships, which can result in more networking possibilities down the road.
We do not expect to receive expressions of gratitude. No one expects this. But the importance of showing appreciation to anyone who assists you in any form leaves a good feeling with them. If someone feels good by your words or actions, then they may do some good for you. It can be something as simple as referring others to your book or product or introducing you to a network. It can be anything big or small. Who assisted you to self publish your book n the first instance? Perhaps your consultant may help you. Your consultant who helped you self-publish your new book may have other services in the way of book marketing and promotion to assist you.
The social benefits are especially significant here because, after all, gratitude is a social emotion. I see it as a relationship-strengthening emotion. Build a good relationship with the book publishing consultant that assisted you to self publish your new book.
Why, you might ask?
We can see how we’ve been supported and affirmed.