Matty Dalrymple talks with Shelby Leigh about MOVING PAST SELF-DOUBT TO PROMOTE YOUR WORK, including getting past the stigma of promotion and marketing; identifying the value to the reader of fiction as well as non-fiction; the importance of understanding your genre; the value of social media for both promotion and market research; protecting yourself emotionally from the impact of unfollows or bad reviews; recognizing that the environment you create on social media is part of your brand; determining your boundaries of what you share; and giving yourself grace.
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Shelby Leigh is a poet, mental health advocate, and book marketing strategist who has been writing on the internet for over 7 years, amassing a following of more than 500,000. More than 1,700 authors have used Shelby's book marketing courses and guides to improve their confidence with marketing and get more sales. She is also the author of the bestselling book CHANGING WITH THE TIDES.
Matty Dalrymple is the author of the Lizzy Ballard Thrillers, beginning with ROCK PAPER SCISSORS; the Ann Kinnear Suspense Novels, beginning with THE SENSE OF DEATH; and the Ann Kinnear Suspense Shorts. She is a member of International Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime. Matty also writes, speaks, and consults on the writing craft and the publishing voyage, and shares what she’s learned on THE INDY AUTHOR PODCAST. She has written books on the business of short fiction and podcasting for authors; her articles have appeared in Writer’s Digest magazine. She is a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors.