Yesterday, I asked to hear what ideas you all have for marketing your work. Carrie’s caught my eye:
OK, Randy, I could use your help. I’m a forensic artist. I’ve written/illustrated three books on how to draw. I’m working on my novel with the main character a forensic artist. (A forensic artist stumbles upon the killing grounds of a serial killer.)
I wrote an article on the REAL story of how forensic art was used in such cases as the Unabomber, Polly Klaas, etc. I’ve given helpful suggestions on my Amazon page. Any suggestions (outside of “don’t give up your day job…”) for better marketing?
Randy sez: Wow, this is cool! You definitely want to keep your day job, because it’s your connection to what you write. There are a lot of things you COULD do. It’s a question of what direction you want to go.
But help me out a little here. What exactly do forensic artists do? Do you work with the cops or do you work with ordinary people? Are you trying to draw suspects in crimes, locate missing persons, or what exactly?
I just now Googled “forensic art” and found that there are over 1.1 million pages that are listed under this subject. So for starters, you could visit the top ten of these sites and then ask yourself the simple question: “What’s missing on these sites?”