How to make your Book SellSelling your book
Self-published success: the best way to sell your book.
In my case, the easiest response is to apply the same criteria as in any commercial experiment: has it made the profitability of self-publishing a viable path for me and my com-pany? It' s been exactly one year since I released my Kindle, eleven month since we sold the book in our on-line store, and ten month since it is available in print at Amazon.
I' ve spend three week to write, edit and format the book, together with the first advertisements, so that the proceeds of the sale had to surpass the costs of my own within this first year to make it work. Whilst I can determine the net gain from the sale with ease, the decision for a reasonable per hour fee is more complicated for my age.
So, I chose to split the revenue I take out of my shop in a regular months by the number of lessons I work, which is the actual costs of the lessons I spent on the book. Whilst I am most interested in the revenue from this project, the first number that most writers look at is the number of books they sell.
But if you get stuck with this number, you'll probably sell your book below its most lucrative value to sell more books. The only thing that counts in the end is how much you earn. However, it would be a vision for most self-publishers to sell 1,000 units; getting close to this number within a year is very satisfactory.
No matter how sneering we may be when you walk past a fistful of early articles - perhaps sown by the writer - real criticism takes the upper hand. Review helps sell more book on any given platforms - in fact they are probably the most important contributor - and they also provide useful comment.
You will often find a useful feature in a book review, whether it' s good or bad, to help you see where to take your next book or what to include in it. When you have done your research, wrote a good book and market it well, there is no need to anticipate bad sellings, or indeed bad reports (notwithstanding the random troll), and getting the consent of comprehensive geeks is pleasing confirmation for even the safest of us.
Kindle contributed approximately 40% of Kindle's overall revenue and 44% of net income in the first year. On-line paperbacks from our on-line store were in charge of 29% of the profits (they have sold on between £6. 99 and £9. 99, while the Kindle book has been around £2. 99 for most of the year).
Paperback bookselling at Amazon achieved the same revenue with less direct selling, but with much less profits, thanks to the massive disc Amazon earns (for Kindle bookselling, Amazon keeps 30% of the selling rate and gives you 70%; for paperback, these percentage rates are roughly reversed). Exploring your book markets is critical, as is the presence of highly frequented points of purchase for your book.
Overall, I made a higher return with the good old pressure, although Kindle's revenue made the biggest earnings contributio. I' ve been selling more PDF files from my own store than all of them put together. It' s a good idea to get started with Kindle because you can get up with minimal effort and time, but I'm not sure I'd be satisfied with the e-book only.
The next self-publishing book is an artisan book, and I expect that I will sell a higher percentage in print than my first book, part because it will probably be given as a present, part because it works better in paperbacks. However there is no issue of introducing a pocket book without a Kindle edition; for many folks, immediate satisfaction will be the better size ace.
I' m trying to make the Kindle release sufficiently efficient to prevent bad criticism, so I'm considering making two distinct editions: one for genuine, E Ink Kindles; one for Kindle applications that run on tablests and workstations. For the latter group - which I expect will be bigger - the release will be nearer to pocketbook size, while the e-ink release will be more vulnerable.
I' m not sure yet how to deal with monochromatic readership, which is the major cause why the book isn't over.