So you’ve written your first suspense ebook and you’re ready to unleash it onto the world. You couldn’t be more proud… or terrified!
Your book is the most personal thing to you and you want it to succeed. But you just don’t know what to do to achieve this goal.
Don’t worry, here are some things that can help you become the successful debut author you always dreamt of being!
Rule#1: Self-Publish for the Right Reasons
Don’t just publish a book for publishing’s sake. If you really want to bring your book out to the world, it has to be good enough. Often, writers jot out their ideas and hit Publish just because they want their name to be out there. But if your book isn’t good enough to begin with, no one will read your eighth or tenth fantasy e-book. Publish only when you know your book is good enough to gain traction.
Rule#2: Stay Positive, Even when it hurts
You’ve gotten a bad review and your heart hurts. But now’s not the time to lash out with some choice words. It’s true that you need to have a thick skin when you’re in the publishing world, but if you truly want to save your reputation, be quiet, accepting and polite. You don’t want your harsh words to come back and bite you once you hit it big.
Rule#3: Be Open to Feedback
When you get constructive criticism, stay open to it and use it to your advantage. It will sting, but once you understand that this feedback can only help you, you’ll realize how useful it can be. Don’t let your ego cloud your judgment.
Rule#4: Invest in Your Editing and Imagery
Hire a professional editor to edit your books. Bring in an illustrator or a professional artist to make your cover. Readers are going to judge every aspect of your book. Make sure that what’s inside and outside reflects your best self.
Rule#5: Be Patient
Rome was not built in a day, and you won’t become a best-selling author overnight.
Publishing your book takes a lot longer than you think, but keep in mind that it’s for your own good. Proofread and edit your book, then edit it again with a fresh eye. Judge your book by its cover, and make sure it’s top notch. Finally, when it’s time to hit Publish, go ahead and take a deep breath. Then start promoting. It will all take a long time, but if you play your cards right, it’ll be worth it.
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5 Simple Rules of Being a Successful Debut Author
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