What I Learned From Donald Trump About Marketing My Books
March 30, 2016
I'll admit it, this election cycle has my attention. Okay, maybe a little more than that. Hooked might be more like it. I'm an all-out junky. And like him or not, Donald Trump has everyone paying attention more than a little intrigued. Personally, I'm not a Trump fan but we all have to admit, he's busted every norm and protocol of campaigning and continues to be successful. It's widely known that part of that success is his social media presence. Have you checked out his Twitter page? If not, I'd suggest you do so. Spend some time scrolling through it and you'll quickly get a feel for his approach to promoting himself. Honestly, I've never seen anything like it. It's . . . it's . . . well, it's successful. I don't know how or why but it is.
So, this got me thinking. If tweets like his are a large part of his success maybe I should follow suit. Maybe I should learn something from The Donald and apply his marketing technique to my books. So here goes . . . my top tweets for jump-starting my book campaign the Trump way.
Looking for a great read? My books are best! No other author's even come close! #bestbooksever
I have the greatest books since Charles Dickens. You won't regret reading them!
James Patterson hits #1 again. So sad! My books are better! #betterthanPatterson
Other authors are losers and wannabes. I'm the only winner. MY BOOKS BEST!
Other authors books get so much more attention. NOT RIGHT! They know my books are better.
Read my books. I promise you'll love them so much you'll get tired of reading them!
No other authors books satisfy. MY BOOKS ALONE SATISFY! #Dellossosatisfaction
Stephen King is jealous of my books. He knows mine are better. Not fair that he gets so much more attention!
James Patterson never asked me to co-author with him. He's jealous because I write better!
I don't care about sales or $$. I only care about my readers. BUY MY BOOKS!
My books are so good they'll make your head spin. YOU MUST READ! Lifechanging.
Other authors books get way more reviews than mine. Unfair! Lawsuit coming.
Can you believe my books have gotten bad reviews? Only from losers who don't know great books!
James Patterson at it again. Calling himself a best-selling author. He needs co-authors! I don't need co-authors.
Crazy King just published another book. He'll never be better than me. He's nuts!
So what do you think? Yeah, not really my style. A little to self-aggrandizing for me. You know what, though? If I had the guts to do it, it probably would help my sales. It's just the world we live in . . .
[A few notes: The photo above is credited to Gage Skidmore. I mean no disrespect to James Patterson or Stephen King with these mock tweets. They are both very successful writers with tons of talent. This post is strictly tongue-in-cheek.]