How I sold over half a Million books//My Self-Public Story and my top tips for success

Sarra Cannon talked about a couple of things she has done in this video to achieve success. Some of these came about by chance. For example, she said it is a good idea to have your books in a series that is an anchor in one area.

When she started she had no idea about the implications of this. It just happened that when people read her first book the started asking if there was another in the series.

This obviously let her into creating a series with her books. So the number one recommendation is to create a series in your writing.

Her second recommendation is to focus on one series and not multiple series.  I guess the idea here is try and build the brand.

Her number 3 reason for success is creating a clear brand. She made her name a brand and optimized it. The idea is to link all her books – creating a strong brand.

Even titles of her books were titled in such a way that there was a link or a kind of relation. She also referred people to her book one and the idea is that if they enjoy her book one then they could easily go to buy most of the books in her series.

The 4th reason for her success is writing about something she loves. The idea is that you will be able to keep on with the topic for this is what you love. If for your example, start writing about only popular topics, it will mean you having to follow the trend and this may not be to your liking and in addition, you will soon get bored and the readers will see through that you are not really committed.

She believes so much in the quality of her work. She reads more books to see how best she can do better or the best author that she can be. She believes in making the quality of her books as high as possible. According to her, even Steven King says he is still learning.

Marketing is essential and other stuff like cover design.

She also keeps fans engage by giving them side stories in her blog to keep her fan engage so that people will not forget her books.

Have a look at the video below where she talks about all these. Have fun and if you want to take writing with a view of similar success claim Your Free Amazon Kindle Publish Guide Now During Our Limited-Time National Promotion – A $27 Value – Yours for Free! Only pay for shipping

How To Self-Publish Your First Book

“Remember to think of the cost of self-publishing as an investment, not a cost. [A book is] an asset that earns you money long-term.” 

– Joanna Penn

How To Self-Publish Your First Book: Step By Step Video

The video below by Gillian Perkins is on How to Self-Publish your first Book. Step by Step Guide tutorial.

Some have said it is possible to publish your book for free; my take is that Self-publishing a book will incur costs. These costs fall into these categories;

Editing: It is essential to get a good editor to edit the manuscripts. This could cost anything from $400.00 upward. Obviously, this cost will be determined by the length of the book and the experience of the editor.

Cover Design:  The cover is really essential. This is what will attract potential customers first. It is, therefore, highly recommended you get a good cover design. You can get this done in Upwork, Fiverr or any other freelance sites.

Formatting: It is essential that your book is formatted. It is recommended that your book is formatted both for print and for Kindle. Obviously, there is another format for iBook, Smashwords, and Kobo. This too can be done in Upwork, Fiverr or any other Freelance site.

Promotion: It is essential that you promote your book. You can have the best product in the world but if nobody is aware of it, I can guarantee you that you will not make many sales. You may need to spend money on several site launches. How much you spend will depend on your budget.

Other Format:  You can also create other formats like audio or Large Print. All these could increase your book reach but this also come at a cost.

How to Self – Publish.

By way of summary, the cost of publishing a book varies. Self- published authors could be looking at anything from $500 – $4,500.00. This obviously, includes editing, formatting, cover design, etc.

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