If you’re about to publish your first book and you’re not J.D. Salinger, your first readers will be your friends and family. They will talk about your book to their friends and and they are going to talk to their friends your readership will gradually expand.
There is nothing wrong with that, we’ve all started like this, and there is an important lesson you can learn from that.
Treat your new readers as your friends or a part of your family. Let them to get to know you, tell them about your dreams, your hopes, but also about your fears, despairs and share occasional snapshots from your life with them.
Share your some nice parts of your work in progress with them because that’s what good friends do.
It’s not just about – here buy my book. It’s about a genuine human connection.