Should Fiction Authors Promote their Non-fiction Titles?
I asked myself this question not long ago, and even created a blog post for it. I thought about it again, more recently, so I decided to repost the information because I feel it is definitely valid. Have a read, and see what you think.
Is there a Conflict?
“If I am a fiction author should i still promote my non-fiction titles?” This may not present any type of conflict to some authors who do a good job of juggling between both fiction and non-fiction writing. But for some of us writers who tend to have a little tunnel vision, this can sometimes be a challenge.
Writing fiction can sometimes involve a bit of research, depending on what you’re writing about, but more often than not, a fiction writer can go on imagination. On the other hand, doing detailed and methodical research for a non-fiction project requires a different kind of talent. Personally, I enjoy doing both, but toggling between the two is not an easy task.
Maintaining Your Focus
Some authors may feel like it is better to focus on one objective at a time (at a time meaning in stages). This might seem to work when it comes to maintaining your focus on a particular objective, but it doesn’t need to be done at the expense of other activities. Lately, I’ve been so focused on being a fiction author that I spent practically no time at all promoting my non-fiction titles.
If you decide to take a break from non-fiction in order to write fiction (or vice versa), that doesn’t mean you should completely neglect promoting your existing books. After all, you have devoted your time, energy, and expense (in some cases) to publishing those titles as well. That is why, if you’re a fiction author, you should still take the time to promote your non-fiction titles.
Now, I need to take my own advice since I’ve been busy publishing and promoting:
So check out this list of my previously published non-fiction books. If you see something of interest, be sure to follow the link and check it out.
Since the initial writing of the above information, I’ve written and released another title called: One Bad Deed …Leads to Another and although it’s another work of fiction, I haven’t given up on non-fiction. I plan to release a historical non-fiction publication this summer. Until then, be sure to check back and see what’s new here, and don’t forget to get a copy of One Bad Deed available exclusively as an Amazon Kindle short read right now.