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I was recently asked to host a self-publication podium debate for the Northern California Book Publicity and Marketers Association (NCBPMA). AIan was one of the other panellists, and I was interested in meeting him because he is one of the few writers I know who also has an ample backdrop in cybermarketing.
I' asked Alan for some feedback that would help writers start just with self-publishing, and here's his answer. It is this kind of newscast that many writers send to look for those old scripts that have been stashed away in their Hard Disk Drives so they can also cashier in on the self-publication golden onslaught.
You can sell your books at Amazon, the Barnes & Noble website and other on-line stores with just a few simple steps of the mouseclick. The addition of fire fuels is the astonishing achievement of many self-published contributors, among them famous editors such as Amanda Hocking and John Locke, and even lesser-known contributors who now earn their livelihoods as full-time contributors.
More occasional authors also complement their earnings well with their self-published works. However, before you start publishing your own textbook, there are some things you should do first, and there are definitely some things you should definitely do away with. Sure, you could be fortunate and be selling a bunch of textbooks if you just put them out, but that's unlikely.
So if your aim is just to make your story public, you're done. However, if you want to get your books into the hand of as many people as possible, you have to do it. It is best to have your books campaign idea square off before you self-publish so you can run the grounds.
Rent a freelance coversigner. There is no old saying "You can't assess a text by its cover". They compete with many self-published and many traditional publishing writers from both large and small publishing companies. There is fierce rivalry, and the key element that keeps an interested readership from browsing your story is your storyboard.
So, if you're not a gifted illustrator or covers specialist, find a creative specialist who can translate what's in your mind into a cute covers. Recruit a seasoned journalist AND a proof-reader. Recruit a seasoned journalist and a proof-reader. Hint: There are different processing layers.
While a copy editors takes care of line processing, which is more mechanical, a development or noun editors dips into your manuscripts, checks the stream, improves glyphs, deletes clauses and much more. It is the kind of extensive processing that your script needs. As soon as this stage of proofreading is completed, commission a reviewer (other than your editor) to review your script before publication.
You will never have a flawless and flawless work - not even the largest publishers can do that. However, you will at least be publishing a well-written, proof-read and proof-read work that will reassure most of your readership. It will reduce many one-star responses from furious people who may have liked your stories but couldn't get over the poorly written text.
I have actually seen this suggested to newcomers to self-published writers on the web. Have your covers created on Fiverr.com. Only five dollars, voila, and you got your covers made! Like mentioned above, the covers are important, so please don't save. As I researched covers design, the price ranged from $5 to over $2,000.
I have a good-looking script in Word, I am willing to make it public myself! Formating can be fiddly and Word is notorious for the fancy nightmare formating it triggers. It differs from the way books are processed. Books are formatted to see how your books will look when they are published or how they will appear on favorite e-readers (Kindle, Nook, Kobo, etc.).
When you are technically experienced and have enough free play, you can study it yourself. Oh, I can't believe the readers posted that bad 1-star rating, I'll answer and give them a bit of my head! Writers need thick skins. I don't think everyone will like your work.
So you should welcome positive feedback. However unpleasant the critic is, it is the writer who looks really poor in the end. When you want to react to adverse critics, keep it easy and professionally. Can you buy 100 five-star Amazon reviewers at a bargain price?
You can buy counterfeit review, tweet, followers, Facebook licks, etc. on many pages. You can snoop falsified critiques like a porker who' sniffed this delicacy. Large companies were found purchasing counterfeit press coverage, and more than one journalist was fired for the same crime.
Counterfeit Amazon coverage has become so poorly practiced that many potential users no longer even rely on five-star coverage. I' ll e-mail this submission and ask these powerful blogs to check my work. To unhook the blogger, the quickest way is to write them a preserved, general note asking for a writ.
While your work may be great, you do them no favours by mailing them your work for free (never invite them for a copy of your review). They' re doing you a favour - when they decide to read your work. We live in very interesting days as self-published writers. You' re gonna get a better name and your books.
I' ll come back and do my best to answer. A self-released writer of literature and non-fiction.