If you are considering writing a book about your journey to recovery after experiencing a serious illness you need to understand that it really doesn’t matter how well your book is written, or how interesting it is, if no one knows about it, you will not make any sales.
Once you write a story about your life, there are a number of things you can do to market and promote your book. You may have a family member or friend help you; you may do it yourself or you may pay to have someone market it for you. This is what I did with the help of my husband Peter when I wrote my book ‘Thank God I Had a Stroke’.
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We often read about how people turn a hobby into a business. Sometimes such a business can be very successful; at other times it remains as a hobby but covers the expenses with the income earned from selling the product made. You can make money writing a book or e-book from building on how you coped when facing adversity.
We also often hear of people who have suffered from trauma, being able to turn this often difficult and heart wrenching adversity into something that is both inspirational and motivational. We see it in the disabled Olympics and with so many charitable organisations built around the pain and suffering that has been experienced; often by the loved ones and carers.
Many people who suffer from brain tumours and other medical problems associated with the brain, are often concerned as to whether or not they will still be able to cope with complex thoughts after brain tumour surgery. To assist you with recovery you must understand what you will be experiencing during and after brain surgery and be determined to fight and win the battle you will be facing. It will also assist you if you are able to be patient and keep your mind busy.
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If you ran a business before you suffered your serious illness, you will probably find that the business suffered particularly if you were the sole operator of a home based business. However, if you are building an online business, then the chances of you being able to keep it running while recovering from an illness, greatly increases.
No doubt, like me, you wondered if you would ever be able to run your business again. Of course, this can depend on just how serious your illness was and what disabilities you were left with.
Writing a book takes a lot of time and energy. Then having it edited, having the cover designed and finally having it published, take a lot of time, effort and money! Once all this is accomplished you are about half way there. Now comes the huge task of marketing and promoting your book. Knowing how to promote your book can sometimes be more difficult than writing the book!
To successfully market your book you must decide just who your target market is. Who do you think would be interested in buying and reading your book? If it is a business book you will want to target business owner/operators. If it is a children’s book, it will have to appeal to children, but your target market is the parents.
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