Tag : sell more of your book

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You’re about to have a book published.  Are you ready for this event? You might be thinking at the moment, the book is finished, it’s been edited, it’s been re-edited and then it’s been looked over by others, and the cover looks great and it’s all done.  There aren’t many mistakes, and for the most …
Self-publishing is a journey where you grow as a writer and as a person who has a business. It’s all about hard work, and all about building a reputation as a writer.  Self-publishing isn’t the challenge it once was but it’s not the time to chose it simply because it looks as if it’s a …
Lulu and CreateSpace are two very important self-publishing companies- and they have forced changes to the publishing industry. While CreateSpace is own by parent company Amazon, Lulu was founded by Bob Young, who was the owner of RedHat Inc.  While most people have heard of CreateSpace, there are benefits to Lulu as well if you …
If you have already published an eBook, the basic premise is still selling your book. While this is still the same, you need the social networking sites now more than ever. You will need to sell your book to the market that you choose to focus on, one which will buy your book. Your book will need …
When self-publishing a book, there is an emphasis on building more relationships, teams, and networks that you might not have needed in comparison to traditional publishing. People do want to help, but most are either afraid to criticize or are willing to destroy your dreams in an effort to make themselves feel better. Either way, …
Kindle and Kobo are two large companies.  By this time, I’m certain most writers have heard of Kindle, and what it can do for with e-books, or how you can make money self-publishing your e-book using Kindle Direct Publishing.  Some people have earned a lot of money with e-books, and others are happy to see …
How much money should you spend using social media? Social media can be a leech, in terms of time needed, to get “seen” by the people who matter most to you, your readers.  Living a Life of writing has been around as a blog or website since 2008, but I’ve only been active on two …
Why it is so hard to self-publish and earn money on a book?  I’ve heard so many numbers, I’m not sure what to think. This is one of the reader questions submitted for this month.  It seems like a simple question, because it seems to some it is hard making money self-publishing a book. It’s …
Publishing is “simple”.  It’s where someone (you might be the one to do this) hits a “print” button or a publish button, and the result is either a physical book or a paperback book. Now that this is settled, let’s ask these ten questions: 1) Did you edit your work, and then did you have …
I will be the first to admit that self-publishing isn’t for everyone.  It’s a hard road to travel when there are other commitments in my life.  The question I am asked about what I do usually involves the concept of money. I won’t be the first author to say that I made some dumb choices …
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