Whether a Nashville author pens poetry, interviews local celebrities or writes a book, nobody knows about it unless they promote themselves. Many of the top authors have agents who publicize their works. But what about new authors or ones who do not have an agent? These writers must find innovative ways to get attention and encourage people to read their works. Discover some top ways Nashville authors use cheap custom tees to attract an audience.

Attend Open Mic Nights

Authors often attend open mic nights at local Nashville businesses, including community centers and restaurants. Open mic nights give amateur artists an opportunity to showcase their work, including poets, songwriters, and musicians. While the artists do not get paid, they have an open forum where people get to know what they do. At these events, authors can read a poem, a few paragraphs from a story, or sing a song. Some artists regularly attend open mic nights and start to develop a following of dedicated fans. As more people get to know an artist, cheap custom tees are an excellent way to promote your name and work.

Perform at Local Restaurants

Local restaurants and bars also have speakers, readers, and musicians that share their work to entertain their patrons. And sometimes they permit a local literary group to meet at their eatery. These situations are great chances for an author to bring books for sale as well as cheap custom tees. Consider offering a t-shirt with the purchase of a book or other written work. Offer to perform for free at the venue to broaden your exposure. Always bring your custom tees to give to people who like what they see and hear.

Schedule Book Signings

Another way authors promote themselves is by schedule book signings. These are held at bookstores, malls, coffee houses, or other places where local art enthusiasts gather to chat and share. New authors can have a raffle and gift away t-shirts to the winners. More established writers can sell custom tees that highlight their latest book or a slogan readers associate with the work. Every time people wear these t-shirts, they are promoting your writing.

Host A Local Library Program

Poets, writers, and literary buffs often host educational programs at their local libraries. Ask the library if they are willing to have you teach a short class. Another option is to join the Friends of the Library or the monthly book club. All of these are opportunities to share your talents with others. And when they express interest in your work or purchase a book, include a cheap custom tee to express your thanks for their support. 

Schedule a Public Interview 

Public television networks, public access TV stations, radio shows, and Internet podcasts often interview local authors. Reach out to see if they are interested in showcasing your work and conducting an interview about your latest publication. Encourage them to host a giveaway that includes your recent book with a custom t-shirt showcasing your name and writing. Another option is to schedule an interview with a local publication. Ask them to publish a giveaway to encourage people to get to know your work better. 

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