New Writers? Sell Yourself at the Ottawa Book Expo
One of the greatest benefits of the upcoming Ottawa Book Expo is that it would afford many new Ottawa authors and publishers a chance to gain some exposure.In today’s competitive world, many new writers would often complain about not having enough needed exposure.Worse still, several local writers are shut off from other author festivals in Ottawa because these festivals support only well-known authors.
Merriam Webster defines exposure as “the condition of being presented to view or made known” and “the condition of being subject to some effect or influence.”
It is a well-known fact in the publishing industry that it is almost impossible for any new writer to thrive without exposure. Writing a book and not having it publicized can quite frankly be compared to lighting a candle, and hiding it under a bushel. Readers need to know that a book exists to buy it.
This begs the question, how can an upcoming writer gain some much needed exposure? There are many different ways to get exposure, such as having a review of your book published in a major publication, but what are the chances of this happening if nobody knows who you are. You can also start up a blog to promote your work, or pay for ads on a website that is already popular; you can pay social media influencers to feature you.
Most importantly however, you can take matters into your own hands and attend the Ottawa Book Expo to market yourself to individual readers. Focus on building up your fan base by connecting personally with your readers. Chatwith well-known authors and also learn a few tips from refined publishers.
At the Ottawa Book Festival, expect to see busy crowds. There is a farmers market right by the fabulous horticulture building at Lansdowne park where the festival will be held. Also expect to have some food as there will be lots of food ventures available.
The expo is not just for authors. If you represent a publisher that is seeking to expand into new markets, or you are part of a growing company that provides services to new authors and you are looking to get the word out to potential clients. If so, then this event is for you. This event would provide publishers, authors and related service providers with marketing opportunities that are second to none. The goal is to maximize your commercial success to a level that is second to none. The results would have you coming back to the Expo year after year.
This is the perfect event for authors and people in the book industry to showcase their amazing work and have some fun while doing this. It is going to be a fantastic day of literary culture starting 10 a.m. and will close at 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 20th, 2019. You can take advantage of the early birds deadline by registering early. Relax and take in the scenery as you learn new ways to establish your writing career.