Writing a book is a gargantuan task, and reaching the finish line is a feat equal to summiting a mountain.

Getting the “It’s a great book, you did it!” email from my publisher was a high I hope I’ll never forget. I thought all the hard work was over after that. What a sucker I was.

Book marketing felt completely overwhelming to me (which I’m embarrassed to say as a professional marketer). And there are endless book marketing strategies and click-bait articles on how to become a New York Times bestseller.

And there’s a lot on the line: good book marketing attracts readers, leads to book sales, and more books down the line.