Tag Archive - self-publishing

10 Things You Ought to Learn before You Self-Publish Your Book

Today’s post is by author Karen Pashley:

Going indie is a fantastic adventure. So much to learn! So much to do! If there is one thing I could advise wanna-be indie authors, it’s this: resolve to learn all you can well in advance of actually publishing your book.

What, you say, is there to learn? All I need to do is write my book, design a nice cover, and upload the whole thing to Createspace, right?

Oh, ye of little indie knowledge.

There’s a bit more to it than that, as I found out with my first indie project—an edgy women’s inspirational novel.

To break it down, let’s begin with a list. Because search engines love lists. This is a tidbit you’ll pick up during your SEO education. (That’s search engine optimization—also known as tip #5 on my list). Continue Reading…

Free Webinar on the 4 Steps to Nailing Genre for Big Sales

I’ve made it my objective this year to help all my readers and clients and author friends see success in 2016. Why? Because it’s hard to thrive as a writer. I’ve spent thirty years navigating these waters, and have made a lot of mistakes.

Mistakes I don’t want you to make!

Publishing success is getting harder all the time. Despite the ease of self-publishing, there’s a glut of ebooks. More than four thousand new ebooks get published each day!

It took me a few years to figure out the best ways to get discovered and sell big. Without selling out. And I’m going to share more of what I learned for free on April 25th!

My free webinar, How Novelists Can Target Genre for Big Sales without Selling Out, is open for enrollment! Continue Reading…

8 Powerful and Efficient Strategies for Marketing Your Self-Published Book

Today’s guest post is by Nicole Boyer.

As a writer, I have always been fascinated by the topic of self-publishing. The idea that anybody with something to say can reach hundreds, even thousands, of readers through e-publishing—and thanks to the existence of book-selling websites such as Amazon—is absolutely fascinating to me.

Of course, self-publishing a book is only the first step. As with any other product, books must be marketed and promoted. I spoke with a few friends of mine who have managed to generate a thousand dollars or more in monthly sales for their books to get their take on marketing strategies.

1.Create a Specific Target Readership and Gear All Marketing Efforts Toward It

Books are, by design, a niche market. There are very few books in general that appeal to a wide audience. There are even fewer in the world of self-publishing. If you gear your marketing efforts toward a general audience, you might be wasting time and money. You’re also missing potential readers. Continue Reading…

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