“Edit edit edit. This is a simple tip that all authors and writers should know but one that authors simply look over because they plan to send their book off to an editor. Edit your book yourself a few times before you send it off.”
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“Let’s remember what our third grade teacher taught us years ago, use coordinating conjunctions such as and, are, yet, or, for, nor and so. Make your story interesting not just by the story but by the words. Put your story together using colorful words. Not too colorful that your reader us having a hard time understanding the story, but enough ands or buts or yets that keep the story flowing nicely.”
“Always write your book as if you are the character(s) living their everyday life. Make your readers feel them. Whether good or bad, you want your readers to connect with the characters in some way.”
Releasing a new book is always fun. I love getting the cover made, getting it edited, promoting it. I love when my readers see the information about an upcoming book. It excites me when they get excited. But authors, all authors should know that excitement is not what gets us through publishing a book. It’s money.
Whether you self publish or publish through a publishing company publishing a book costs money especially if you self publish. You are doing all the work. When publishing through a company promoting your book still costs money because most publishing companies don’t pay for everything and if you are a big time author, you have to pay your team (publicist, road manager etc) Releasing a book costs money.
In order to get through these tough times, right before you are ready to publish the book, start saving. Put aside a certain amount of money that is for your book release and promotion only and don’t exceed that amount. Discipline yourself. One thing I always tell authors is that when you write and publish a book you want to make money. Don’t invest more than what you will get back. You always want to make a profit. If it’s not going to make you a profit then it’s not worth it. Your book could land in the right hands for free. Things happen! Have a plan and stick to it!
This article is Article of the Week on Literary Career Moves
“Every author needs a place for their work. Make sure you create a blog or website as the home of your literary career. Facebook, twitter or any social network is an extension of that. It should not be used as your personal website.”
“What advice have you given this week? Take the time to give back to the literary community by giving advice wherever you can”
Today I want to give my readers the chance to shout themselves out. If you are an author, use today’s blog to promote your books, websites, events and more. Direct us to where we can purchase your book. Shout yourselves out today!
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