Cultivate a thousand true fans. That is the advice I read today. I can’t even remember whose blog it was on, maybe Kristin Lamb’s, but it said a writer could make a decent living if they could just cultivate a thousand true fans. That really shouldn’t be so hard, should it? Doesn’t that sound incredibly obtainable?
I guess the first thing you’d have to figure out is what constitutes a true fan. I’m guessing a true fan is someone who can’t wait to read whatever you write next. A true fan would probably tell their friends to read your books, too, right? And a true fan would have discussions about the topics addressed in the aforementioned books. A true fan would… what? I don’t really know. All I really know is that I need a thousand of them. Below is an ad I am thinking of running.
Take a chance with “On a Hot August Afternoon”!
“A good, easy summer read about how life as you know it can be changed in an instant.” Available both as an eBook and in paperback, this is the perfect book to engage your friends in a “what would you do?” discussion. http://www.amazon.com/Hot-August-Afternoon-Bridget-Straub/dp/0985438401/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1344097526&sr=1-1&keywords=on+a+hot+august+afternoon
What do you think? The site I want to post it on goes out to several thousand people, mostly women with children, a prime audience for me. Do you think a thousand of them will become true fans? Wouldn’t it be awesome if they did? Maybe to be on the safe side you could share this post, or tweet it, or scream it from the rooftops, you know, just to be thorough!