by Will Viharo
Not anyone can write a book. But these days, anyone who's written a book can also publish that book, either via the traditional route, with an agent and/or established press, or more popularly, via various DIY platforms. You'll soon discover that writing the book was the easy part. Marketing it is the true challenge... are you ready?
It's no secret ebooks are supplanting print media at a rapid rate, in the fiction and non-fiction fields, and aspiring authors, amateur and professional, are boarding the booming bandwagon.
Whether you've been fortunate enough to sell your book to a professional publisher, or you're boldly venturing down the lonesome but potentially lucrative self-publishing route, you're going to be responsible for the bulk of promotions. Especially if you're self-publishing. But in the latter case, with that perhaps daunting responsibility comes a certain creative freedom. That's the trade-off. From design to distribution, your book is your baby.
We will soon be offering a step-by-step course on how to take care of your baby in an increasingly crowded marketplace.
First, here is a quick rundown of things to begin considering as soon as you type “The End” on your digital manuscript, or even sooner:
We'll be offering more detailed explanations of each of these points, and more, in the near future. Meantime, follow our Facebook and Twitter pages to join the ongoing discussion, so you won't miss any important tips!
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