The factory work I refer to in the Blog title has all been computer based. At the moment, not enough people know about ‘The Adventures of Eric and Ursula’ and this must change if I am to succeed. The only way this will change is to contact people and tell them that this great book exists. Over the last eight working days, I have visited numerous school sites to find out who teaches English and their email addresses. As right now, I have 422 contacts who I need to email.
Collecting these email, trawling through websites, has been laborious and I call it factory work. So, how did I survive:
- I gave myself a break every 50 minutes
- I broke up the monotony with some exercise to let my frustration out!
- I gave myself a reward e.g. when I have collected another 50 emails I will get a sweet
If I just email my new contacts and say here is a book for you to buy, my email will be deleted by them before they read it. To try to stop this, I am offering these teachers and librarians some super free reading activities that they can do with their students. I am also offering them ‘An Extra-Ordinary Beginning’ for free. If 10% of my contacts download my book and visit my website then I will consider this marketing strategy successful.