People write books for many reasons. In my instance, I wrote Watching Their Dance with several goals in mind. when book sales benefit a cause
Recognizing the goals or reasons for writing a story, I believe, will assist a writer with marketing their book, because it helps identify their audience.
My goals/reasons for writing, Watching Their Dance:
- Create a tool to heighten awareness of Huntington’s disease
- Communicate the truth of what HD families go through for generations when HD is in their family
- Give the Huntington’s disease community around the world a way to generate money for their HD organization, i.e. HDSA, Huntington’s Society of Canada, Huntington’s Disease Association, etc., by purchasing a copy and telling others about it
- Donate the profit from book sales to Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA)
- Contribute to the fight against HD monetarily that brings us closer to a cure or therapy
- On a personal level, I wanted to heal from the loss of my 3 sisters-in-law, who had HD, and writing the story was therapeutic
- Honor Lora, Marcia and Cindy, and create a legacy
- Ultimately, I wanted to help find a cure for the cruelest disease on the planet
After setting my goals, the Huntington’s disease community around the world became one of my audiences. I have others that I will share in another blog.
Therese’s memoir/nonfiction book, Watching Their Dance: Three Sisters, a Genetic Disease and Marrying into a Family At Risk for Huntington’s, is available on her author website http://www.theresecrutchermarin.com & on Amazon, B&N, & in Kindle, Kobo, Nook, iBooks format.
100% of the proceeds from Therese’s book sold in the U.S. will be donated to HDSA. http://www.hdsa.org Last December, Therese and John donated $9,015.00 to HDSA that was the profit from book sales since Therese published in April 2017.