Over the years I have been blessed to have wonderful clients. They send me kind notes and words of referral for their appreciation of my services. So years ago I started a book marketing wall of fame, posting their letters to the wall in my office. The wall is full of their fantastic words of encouragement. Their kind input is responsible for why I keep going. No matter what kind of day I am having I can look to my wall of fame and become encouraged and inspired to find a new way to help an author market a book. It is a constant reminder that my life has value to many. One of my clients put it this way “The world is a better place because you are in it.” Positive words have tremendous power. They can propel your life forward.
One of the best book marketing tips I can give anyone is to start a wall of fame. It is a book marketing tip because it will cause you to become more productive as an author. As a new author you need to be encouraged that you are on the right path and that your work is good. So anytime someone says something encouraging write it down and pin it to your wall. As people leave positive reviews for your book, print them then pin it. If you do an interview or a speaking engagement ask the host to provide insight into what they thought about it. Before you know it you will have a wall full of affirmative contributions. This becomes a constant reminder of your ability and will validate the need for your services as a writer. Those words will be there when you need them the most.
This concept of self-encouragement is as old as the Bible. God told his people to always leave markers to remind them of whom they were and his goodness to them. It might be a heap of stones set up to mark something special or scriptures on their doorposts. It did not matter what the object was, He always wanted something there to remind them. If God endorses it, then it must be good. So get busy and start your pathway to permanent encouragement.