My poetry book came out just as the world was entering the most difficult time known to my gemeration: the COVID 19 pandemic. To say that it turned the world upside down would be an understatement. Suddenly stores were closed indefinitely and people were afraid to leave their homes. People were not thinking about buying books; they were wondering what next week would bring. I have gotten very positive reviews from people who have read my book - the few that have. But how would I make people more aware of the existence of Unbroken? Would that day ever come?
I have always been what I like to refer to as a "social media addict". I like to share my creativity and humor on as many platforms as possible. I belong to two poetry sites, I have an additional blog called "Poetry Every Day" and I am on all the usual sites - Facebook, YouTube, etc. So I decided to use these platforms to showcase my work and my talent. I started having live streams on YouTube, and I hope to start again on Facebook. As it stands, I have sold several copies of my book through these means.
As I mentioned, so far the reviews are very positive. My brain is still churning up ideas as to how to make my book known on a wider scale since not all stores are open yet in my area. I still hope that everything will magically open again and I can do book readings in libraries, book stores, etc. But I am not waiting around for that. In the meantime I will do what I can to promote my book within my means. It's all I can do right now.