Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Resolutions

Many of us create New Year's Resolutions. Many of us don't keep them.

For 2012, my resolutions will be all about writing--especially marketing and promotion. I've made that decision based on studying comments from the numerous writers groups that I follow. It appears that sales of e-books are up mightily! With that in mind:

1. Study the market for e-books. Look at results for Kindle, Nook Books, and more.

2. Make a plan and follow it. Spend 30 minutes a day, twice a week, checking out leads for marketing.

3. Keep a book with records of marketing leads. Record what works.

4. Blog about marketing and promotion one day a week--probably on Fridays.

5. Work on a new book with the e-book market in mind.

What about you? Do you have New Year's Resolutions? Do you have marketing plans for 2012?



Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

You got some good ones, Monti, you'll have to let us know how it goes for you!


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Monti said...

Thanks, Marilyn, I will. I've been interested to read that so many folks who have gotten the Kindle Fire, Nooks, and other e-readers say they no longer buy print books. Our elementary school has a Nook book club, so the children as they grow older will be buying e-books, not print books!

williamdoonan said...

Resolution number 1" Buy old gum ball/toy vending machine. Write 150 word short stories as tiny books, wrap them up in one inch plastic capsules, and sell original fiction for 25 cents a shot.

William Doonan

Holli said...

My goal for this year is to come up with the plan to organize my promotion efforts, so you're definitely a step ahead of me.

I don't make resolutions because I always break them. I prefer to work at short-term goals that lead to long-term changes. Although ultimately it may end up to be the exact same thing, I can't wrap my mind around large resolutions and stick to them. Typical Sagittarius.

My other goals involve writing, finishing Chocolate City Justice and writing the 2 screenplays that are stuck in my head before someone else writes them.

Monti said...

William, are you going to try that?

Holli, good luck with your writing projects, especially the screenplays. I envy those who can write that material.Thanks for commenting.

Patricia Gligor said...

I don't make New Year's resolutions but my goals for 2012? My main goal is to see "Mixed Messages," the first novel in my Malone Mystery series in print and e-book format.
I've spent years writing, re-writing, proofing and editing the book and worked hard to establish an online presence; now, it's TIME.
Other goals include finishing the editing of the sequel,"Unfinished Business," and producing a first draft of the third novel for the series. Also, maintaining and increasing my online presence.

Monti said...

Thanks, Patricia, for sharing your very worthwhile goals! Good luck with the series!!!


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Stephen Tremp said...

Monti, best wishes to you and your goals for 2012. I need to get crazy organized as I've let things slip the past couple months. But we've decluttered the house so this should be an easy task. And like you said, making a record of marketing leads is a great goal. If its not written down, good chance you'll struggle with it.

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Sally Carpenter said...

Last year I was so wrapped up with marketing my first OTP book that I haven't spent time writing the second book in the series ("The Sinister Sitcom Caper"). So, that project will get top priority this year.
Sally Carpenter

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