Top positive review
Solid, actionable advice
Reviewed in the United States on May 20, 2018
I've read a number of books (a large number, actually) about promoting my writing, but this one has clearer, more practical information and gives a much wider range of ideas than most. It's full of solid, actionable advice WITH links to lots of extremely useful resources. Many of which I've never seen before...and I wonder why.
Before reading this I didn't feel able to work out a clear plan to promote my writing, despite having read more than a dozen books on marketing and self-publishing. Now, I feel like I can see my path, have a list of websites to get started with promotion, and have a lot of ideas for extra things that might not have occurred to me. I don't think being bold comes as naturally to me as to Gundi, but her advice makes me feel as though it's doable, even for me.
Many other books assume the reader has an established platform, but this book has practical solutions for a raw beginner, even if you don't have a solid idea of what you are doing. To get you started, she gives you some ideas about how to "Model what works" using your own unique style and voice. The clarity and casual tone of the writing is like a friend explaining what works and what doesn't in a positive, helpful way.
It took me a while to read the book because I kept stopping to check out the links, make notes and lists, and work on a spreadsheet for my marketing plan. While reading it I've reworked parts of my author website and blog, and created an email header with a tagline. I think this book will help a lot of people. I feel like it already has helped and inspired me.