Some friends are wondering how I promote my three health books.
Did you place them in major book stores?
No, I just place my books at selected book store (FRIM’s book store) and a few organic shops.
Even for organic shops, one has to be selective.
Those in business know that distributing the books may be simple but collecting payment is not easy. Even in organic shops, the owners are also delaying payment.
Did you ask friends to promote the books?
I tried before but this is no different from those in business. Do not expect them to pay without reminding after passing the books to them. In fact, I never remind them.
I came to realize that self-promotion is best for my health books. The personal promotion via health talks and expplanation often touches the hearts of those encountered.
Simply, the books are written to help them, not to make their money.
In any case, unless the books written is categorised as “popular” such as reference books, do not expect to make money in Malaysia.
That is the reason why we do not find many professionals writing health books in Malaysia.