Tips for when you want to publish your book
Books obviously can’t sell themselves, which is why a writer needs the help of a smart publicist and other channels to sell their work. Both old and new popular authors would never have enjoyed success if their books didn’t reach the proper market. If you’re an author who wants to get published one day, here are a few tips for you.
Build an online presence
This should be pretty obvious but not every fledgling author is active online. Building an online presence in this day and age is very important, and possibly the best way to reach millions of people in the shortest time possible. Writing a blog, or perhaps making a twitter account and updating people with the latest progress of your work are great ways to get yourself known. With a simple retweet from your followers, word about your latest release can spread like wildfire. You may also look for groups on social media sites like Facebook that unites authors in order to have a strong online presence.
Seek the help of a veteran publicist
A well-rounded publicist is important so writers will know who to contact and which events to attend. A smart publicist will know how to build hype for a book so that it will sell well the moment it reaches the shelves. A publicist is necessary for new authors to make themselves familiar with the publishing industry.
Definitely port your work as ebook
There’s no use being a traditionalist when it comes to publishing your work. Porting your book to a digital version is cheap, and it will reach a lot more people. Smartphones, especially tablets, are widely used today not only as gadgets for playing games but portable e-readers as well. Gaming Realms, a company that develops software for entertainment purposes, says that the change in demand from PC to mobile is thanks to the advancements of mobile’s abilities when it is connected to the Internet. Mobile is portable, user-friendly, and can download books in seconds. Almost everyone uses a smartgadget so there’s no real reason why authors shouldn’t publish their work on the most popular computing platform today.
The competition for book publishing today is 3-dimensional, which is why writers need all the help and channels they can find to market their product effectively. An online presence, a smart publicist, and an e-book version of the publication are necessities in making a book popular today.
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