I originally published the article back in and have updated it a few times, most recently on June 13,
How do you publish your book and sell your first 1, copies? Slave Over the Blank Page. You spend thousands of hours over several years writing your masterpiece. It becomes your baby, a creation birthed from nothing. You finally finish your book and send it to agents and publishers. Two weeks go by, then a month, then three months.
Four months later, you finally email the publishers. You have other options. Show me the money! Are you telling people about my book? You do know I just wrote a book, right? Your friends and family stop responding to emails.
You receive your first royalty check.
You have just caught frustrated author syndrome. What the heck happened? Below are six things you can do to avoid frustrated author syndrome. To learn more about how to publish your book successfully, sign up for a free preview of the Story Cartel Course here. I always recommend that people recycle chapters from failed novels and works in progress into short stories.
You can also a blog and share excerpts from your work in progress. Post stories as notes on Facebook. Compose character stories on Twitter. Build Your Cartel Every writer needs a Cartel. A Cartel is defined as an agreement amongst competitors.If you want to make money selling Kindle books then you are going to have to learn to market both the books and yourself as a writer.
The most popular way, of course, is starting a blog. It only seems natural that a person making money from writing, would market themselves in the same way, by writing a blog. Customer Reviews are a way for readers to share their opinions about books in a public forum.
Reviews must meet Amazon’s Community Guidelines. NOTE: Customers also have the ability to start and participate in Discussions on the sales pages for your titles and on the Author Page.
A book proposal includes an outline for the entire book and writing an outline can be more difficult than writing the book itself. An outline forces you to think broadly about what will be in the book . How to Write a Killer Amazon Bio and Sell More Books March 1, / 4 Comments / in Columns, Penny C.
Sansevieri, Tips / by Penny Sansevieri As authors, . I like giving away my books as gifts and as sample copies to other companies that might be interested in selling my book for me as well.
You can price your paperback much higher than an eBook (I recommend between depending on your competition). Amazon charges distribution fees for each listing. Books sold on Amazon have a $ fee per book and a markup of 15% on the List Price.