Notoriously Shy? Afraid of Public Speaking? Don’t have a clue what to say? That’s perfectly fine if you’re going to be yourself! With that said, I want to encourage self-published authors to step outside of their comfort zones. Or surround yourself with people who will push (Read: kick, pull, drag) you outside of it. Sometimes you may find yourself in situations you never planned on, wouldn’t dream of, and are still trying to find ways out of if you can help it. However, being a self-published author means you will have to be your own company, your own marketing campaign, and your own brand. Here are just a few ideas to get you on your way. The worst thing they can do is say no!


  1. Reach out to book clubs in your area and tell them about your  work!
  2. Have a young adult novel? Reach out to high school teachers and librarians!
  3. Is there a library near you? Donate a book or suggest yours for the collection!


There are many ways to promote yourself, but you’ll never know what works until you give it a try. And don’t give up. The people who succeed never do.