Sherry Woodcock is a spiritual writer who turned her blog into a book and uses her personal experiences to shape her writings. She talks about using a launch party as an element of her marketing campaign and why writers must “get out there” to create awareness of their books.
1. Tell me briefly about your books – what are they about and what motivated you to write them?
My books took life from a blog I started in January of 2010, called Daily Spiritual Tools. The first one took the name of my blog as the title. The second one is only available as an e-book and is called Daily Spiritual Tools, Learning How to Forgive and Let Go.
These books and my blog are focused on spiritual practices I call “tools.” I’ve always been a voracious reader and spent hours reading spiritual and metaphysical books. From these books, and clairvoyant training I pursued in the nineties, I gathered countless ways of connecting on a daily basis to that inner consciousness that many call God. I began writing about them, in what my readers say is a clear and easy to read style. The truth is I wrote for me, to find my voice.
2. How have your sales been?
Since October, when I released Daily Spiritual Tools, I’ve sold 75 paperback copies and six e-book versions.
3. You have not been published by a traditional publisher. Why?
I went with non-traditional publishing because my topic is popular with a small group of readers. Targeting spiritual but not religious
readers is not something that most traditional publishing houses would take a risk on. I did send out query letters and letters to agents, but had little success.