Publicity is key when it comes to selling your self-published books. BookTubers, such as J.E. Cearlock, can provide a vital service when it comes to getting your book noticed.
It might be a cliché, but buyers do judge books by their covers. For self-publishing authors, cover design is an important part of the process and something you need to seriously consider.
So that’s it! You’ve written your book. Designed it, inside and out. Publicised it, sold it, and managed your finances and time effectively.
That’s it then. Well, yes and no.
Writing, marketing, selling, editing, designing, typesetting … just how do you find all the time?
As a self-publishing author, you are really a small publisher. And with that, will come income (hopefully) but there will definitely be costs! Keeping on top off this is key and you’ll need to learn to be an accountant, as well as all the other things you need to learn.
Welcome back to another look into the skills you’ll need as a self-publishing author. Last time we looked at publicity, now let’s look at selling your newly made book. Remember you can subscribe to get the latest blog posts direct to your inbox!
After all that hard work and investment, you can’t afford to sit back and expect the readers to fall at your feet: it’s time to start shouting about it. We’ll look at the specifics of selling in the following post, so make sure you come back for that one. Today, we’re simply looking at publicity.
“I need a proofreader!” cries the self-publishing author! But what is proofreading?
So, you just copy and paste your words into the page and that’ll do. Right?
The tired old maxim is to not judge a book by its cover. Sadly, when it comes to sales, that doesn’t cut it. Think about where you want your book to be sold, be that in a bricks-and-mortar bookshop or online and when you see books for sale, the first thing you see is the cover.