Before you self-publish your new book, make sure you are ready
Too often, new authors get carried away with all the excitement of becoming a published author and rush way too fast into self-publishing.
When this is done, without working on building the necessary marketing and promotional tools beforehand, it is then a never-ending game of catch up.
What should have been an exciting book launch, ends up being a total fizzle, because few people apart from the author knew about the new release.
The process of uploading a Word file and a cover image and self-publishing the two as an ebook is extremely easy.
But without the necessary work before hitting the publish button, it is like throwing a bottle into the ocean and hoping someone will find the note inside.
The far better way to successfully self-publish is to get the basics in place first, well before publishing.
Here is a must do seven-point checklist to help first-time authors avoid making the classic mistakes that are difficult to correct after publishing.
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Kristen Lamb teaches us about book business and predictions. Thanks so much for all you do for us Kristen!
Ah, the book business. So many shifts and changes since the day I set out to become a novelist…and ended up a social media expert, blogger, teacher and self-appointed author crusader. I’ve dedicated millions of words and countless hours of research to guide y’all through the massive changes in the publishing industry.
My goal was (and is) to do everything I could to shelter you (writers) from predators I knew would prey on your fears. Three books and thirteen hundred posts later…
It’s been an honor to serve and shepherd you guys through the largest changes in human history and in publishing. Frankly, without you guys, I might have given up ages ago. Thank you so much for being there for me! We are not alone, right?
After years of upheaval, good news is…I think we’re almost there.
The Long Road Unknown…
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