Can You Sell Your Book Without Selling Out? [interview]

Most writers are introverts and are nervous about marketing their books and pushing their work on people. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just focus on the creation aspect and not on selling your work?

How can you market and promote your books without selling your soul?

I asked author Elora Ramirez how she did it, and her honest answers may surprise you.

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About the Interview

When Elora Ramirez shared her book on Story Cartel, she was going head to head with a bestselling indie author, a publishing house, and a blogger with a larger platform. Instead of being intimidated, she used her small network to get the most downloads that month. In this interview, Elora and I talk about how to use social media effectively, even as a shy writer.

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  • Sarah Soon

    Enjoyed this interview with Elora especially the quote from her friend: “If you truly believed in this book like you say you do, then what would actions look like?”
    I need to ask myself this question too :)

    I appreciate her tips especially the contest and novella. Just like we have emphasized in this course, relationships matter!

  • Ann Stanley

    I love how generous she’s been with her writing and her time. It seems like it really worked for her to give away copies of her book and to interact and connect with her readers.

  • Helene

    Enjoyed this interview with Elora, gave many hints for beginners to work with. Will look for her book and her blog

  • Erika Simone

    This was definitely good to listen to, I have trouble listening to interviews – I’m a visual person and prefer to read an interview, but this definitely kept my attention. Thanks for the tips!

  • Sunny Henderson

    Great interview with a lot of accessible ideas for the rest of us! Loyalty is important to me, and Elora seems to be a very loyal person (and writer). Best of luck to her in the future!

  • disqus_uw8kXCNacZ

    “What would it look like if you really believed in your book”. Such a great question which bears answering by each of us who desire to publish. But I’m also of the opinion that if we really believe in our book why would we ever hesitate to let someone know about our baby. It seems a balancing act for sure.

    • Joe Bunting