“This book does much more than send useful messages to authors. Beginning with the dawning of an idea, the pages deal with the fascinating account of the development of that idea and on the way the reader is presented with insights into feline behaviour which may already have been observed but not completely understood.” -Amazon Reviewer
How To Train Your Cat To Promote Your Book:
Have Fun With Your Feline, Go Viral In The Social Media,
And Sell More Books
“How do you get your cat to pose for pictures like this?” is the question I get asked most often. People can’t believe their eyes when they see my social media photos of the cute kitty ‘reading’ books.
When I say that I trained him, the reaction is inevitably “What?!” and “You can’t train a cat!”
Oh yes, you can train a cat.
When I say, “Sulu, shake hands” he places his right paw in my right palm.
When I say, “Sulu, scratch” he walks to the scratching post and scratches.
When I say, “Sulu, read” he lies down by the open book, places his paw on the page and ‘reads’ while I take pictures.
Sulu is an ordinary cat, a black moggy from the cat rescue shelter whom nobody else wanted. You’ll meet Sulu in photos throughout this book, showing off what he can do.
The star of your book, however, is your cat. I haven’t met her, so I’ll assume she’s an untrained but intelligent kitty who has a mind of her own. I’ll call her Catsy.
Adapt my strategies so they meet Catsy’s approval. She’ll probably love the training, but it has to be on her terms. Catsy won’t be ordered about!
I’m not a professional animal trainer. I’m simply a writer who loves cats and has books to promote. Maybe this description fits you, too. If Sulu and I can do it, Catsy and you can do it as well.
For a professional perspective, veterinarian Dr. Pippa Elliott MRCVS shares expert tips.
This is a guide for authors and publishers with books to promote. If you promote different products, or if you simply want to spend quality time with your cat, teach her to perform tricks, and take cute photos for the social media, this book will give you enjoyable ideas but you need to adapt them to suit.
Now let’s get started. Tell Catsy we’re going to have fun.