Share a Story - Change the World
After writing each of my books, I decided to memorize them. In developing my presentation, I realized the next step would be recording and videotaping the dramatic readings. That's when it occurred to me that perhaps I should start looking into storytelling.
Selling books is a challenge. There are millions of writers and new books coming onto the market. There is a huge competition with children's books. If you're not connected and if you fail to win the lottery, which is a good review in the New York Times, you're history.
What are the options? You see, not only am I the illustrator and author of my children's book but I'm the publisher as well which means I'm in charge of promoting the books.
When I committed to writing my books, I also committed to doing whatever it takes to promote them. At this juncture, it seems to me that storytelling is an avenue to develop. I happen to love reciting my book with gusto and drama and am looking forward to adding storytelling to my marketing plan.
Linda M. Schulman