At this point in my life, I have written seven books (and illustrated two of them, also). And I have two other completed novels that are in the editing stages. But, I wonder, who besides close friends and only a couple of my family members (I’m including cousins, too) know about or are interested in purchasing any of them. But there are young people, twenty-somethings, who are debut authors and are on the Today Show, selling, I can only imagine, thousands of copies of their books. How does this happen?

I know I’ve written about this before, in a couple of different articles (can you tell this is an issue for me?) but I’m at my wits end as to how to sell more of my books, particularly to people who don’t know anything about me. So, why would they buy my books? How do I promote it on a strict budget (social security)?

Which gives you an idea of my age. I’m tired. Tired of trying to do it all. Writing is never an issue, I can do this everyday and love creating new stories. But to also have to market, and promote, and go to shows to sell, and write blogs, and to hopefully get myself more known in my local area, and go to all the bookstores in my local area to see if I can get some book signings set up, I just don’t have the energy for all of this.

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