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3 Vital Steps to Selling Your Book
Writing a book and publishing it is quite satisfying, a personal achievement and a way of sharing your talent and knowledge with the world. The biggest problem is in getting people to buy your book and, while this can take time and a good deal of planning, there is some good news – it may be even easier to sell than you thought it was. These 3 tips will get you on the right path.
Make Sure Your Book is of High Quality
This might seem like a no-brainer but, for many, it isn’t and there are too many books of a low-quality for sale these days, particularly eBooks. But what does it mean to produce a high-quality book? First off, books are made up of several components, not just the content. There’s the cover, the title, and the back cover for starters and a high-quality book must be up to a specific standard – your readers will expect it. There are too many books out there these days and people don’t have the patience for one that is below par.
The cover must be eye-catching enough for your readers to want to open it. The title should evoke a feeling of curiosity – if nonfiction it should represent what the book is about while fiction should evoke some kind of mood. The text on the back cover should entice readers to want to read your book without giving too much away. The content should be organized properly and readers should get what they expect from it, the reason they bought the book in the first place.
And that means proper editing, no spelling or grammar errors, well-spaced and organized text and fully polished, a book that a reader will want to read again and again.
It Should Tell A Story
Stories are what connect people, not just with each other but with others. If you tell a personal story that relates to the book, your readers will connect and are more likely to make the purchase. It matters not whether your story is an internal struggle or an external one because that is what people relate to - struggles, something they can identify with.
Think hard about what brought you to write this book, what you overcame to get to this stage and then write your narrative around it. This narrative can be used for promoting and marketing your book or you could put it into your story.
You Should Be Constantly Trying
Have a plan in place and follow it. Keep at it; it is highly unlikely that you will be successful on the first go around so be prepared for disappointment and keep going. Eventually, you will succeed and you will get the results you want.
You may have been thinking about your book for a long time and you may be getting fed up with trying to sell it but your readers haven’t had the chance to get fed up yet – keep cracking away, promoting it, pushing it day after day and one day your ship will come in.
Written by Readers’ Favorite Reviewer Anne-Marie Reynolds