Whether you’re trying to snag a traditional publisher or have decided to go solo with self-publishing, there are many ways to get your book out there. And with so many ways, it’s important to know which one is right for you and your story.
I’ve been testing out pre-order campaigns over Amazon and Draft2Digital. I wanted to see how they worked and what I could potentially learn from them if I decided to try it all again later down the road. So, here’s what I’ve gathered so far:
There are a bunch of tools out there that you can use to format your manuscript to make it ready for publication. If you’re self-published like me, then you have to put in a little more elbow grease to get it looking more like an actual book and less like a word document.
This was my first time participating in PitMad on Twitter and, dare I say, it was super fun! I had never heard of this event before until I started seeing posts on Twitter about the upcoming event. So, here’s what I learned.
Your book cover is your defining feature. It’s the reason someone shopping at Barnes & Nobles stops to pick it up from the shelf and read the back cover to see what your story’s about.
It’s coming! A writer’s arch nemesis, the dreaded road to editing. Not really, but you get the point. Most writer’s love writing the story, but the thought of reading, rereading, and rereading some more to find all those developmental and grammatical errors is pretty daunting.
Who doesn’t want to see their book get turned into a movie one day? Book trailers are a great way to not only promote and market your book, but it helps potential readers understand what your story is about without even having to read a summary.
If you write on any platforms like Wattpad or Inkitt, then you’ve probably been emailed or left a comment about writing for other apps promising big payouts. Rule of thumb: Don’t buy it.
Most authors I’ve spoken to have said that their writing journey either started out with poetry or by posting various works of fanfiction on online writing platforms such as Wattpad, Inkitt, Goodnovel, etc. Here are some pros and cons of using these free writing platforms for your stories:
Everyone makes mistakes – especially when they’re young with stars in there eyes.