Phew! This is a tough one. What does one do to expand sales of their book?

I’ve been struggling with this for a few weeks now. I’ve gotten AMAZING support (thank you everyone!) from many of my friends and family, coworkers and work-related acquaintances, and other people I’ve encountered through writing conventions and conferences.

But how do I branch out to the next circle of readers?

Especially without an unlimited budget to hire someone to do my marketing for me….

I’ve been looking into this lately and have come up with a few ideas, but I’m running short on thoughts. The signing I had last weekend went great, but only exposed my graphic novel to the public for the three hours I was there. I’m going to be attending SpringCon this coming May, but from now until then is a LONG time to have limited sales.

So what else can I do?

Two things I’ve done are 1) I was interviewed for a podcast show (release date TBD) so hopefully I’ll reach new audiences that way and 2) I was just invited to join It’s a website where bloggers can come check out other artists, writers, etc. and blog about their stuff–while often times getting free copies or discounts on their items. Check me out there at

Any other suggestions??