Brian T Shirley

Brian T Shirley
Jokers Wild, Atlantis Resort

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

How I became ny own book promoter.

 Necessity is a real mother!               
I spent several hundred dollars through a publisher for no results. Being an "Indie" is a huge challenge. I've taken matters into my own hands, made a book trailer, put my Amazon author page together and even filmed a short story from my book LIVE! It's a lot of work, but it's all mine and I've sold some books in the process! What I've learned after three books is you have to be your own marketer until you sell enough books that spending the money will not hurt. You may find that you don't need outside promotions, but I'm always willing to learn and grow. I also plug my books on my own radio show from time to time and I talk about them onstage. They sell very well after my shows. The biggest thing I', learning is you have to be creative if you don't have the money. Here's my online ad:

Check out the book that's now part of a stage show. " A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Club" has several short stories about life on the road as a comedian. This ebook is illustrated and at just .99 cents, it's a very affordable way to put some laughs on your laptop, Nook or Kindle. Here's a story for the book, "My Perfect Hell Gig" performed live by me, the author and links to Amazon & B&N. Enjoy!!

"My perfect Hell Gig" LIVE! http://youtu.be/TgkpL0Za8-M

Amazon Page http://www.amazon.com/Funny-Thing-Happend-Club-ebook/dp/B008YK5QWK/ref=la_B005ZTNU7Q_1_3_title_0_main?ie=UTF8&qid=1369455694&sr=1-3

B&N Page http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-funny-thing-happend-on-the-way-to-the-club-brian-t-shirley/1112523242?ean=2940014881418

Book Trailer http://animoto.com/play/Oq1UP1IJc12Z002JzRhr4g