Did you know including self-published books, there’s an average of four million books published every year? If that many people can do it, so can you.
If you are a writer, you’re probably writing about your passion with the purpose of inspiring or teaching others. If you want to write a book and sell it, there are a few things you should know first. While it may seem like an overwhelming task, it’ll be worth it in the end.
Plan Out Your Writing
The first step is committing to your book. Sit down and plan out your writing goals. This will help you stay on track even when you don’t feel motivated. Be sure to make realistic goals, so you don’t get overwhelmed or set yourself for failure.
Then pick your topic, start doing your research, and create an outline with subtropics. Don’t let yourself get too overwhelmed with the outline. Writing one chapter or subtopic at a time will help keep you focused.
Know Your Audience
When you are writing, keep your audience in mind. While you are writing about your passion, you need to ask yourself if your target audience will connect with your characters and plot line.
It can be beneficial to find an impartial person to run ideas by. If you are writing for women between the ages of 20 and 30, find someone in the age group who can give you constructive criticism along the way.
Now you have your outline and your audience; it’s time to start writing. Write your book through before editing. Focus on the writing first and then editing.
No one wants to experience writer’s block halfway through their book, but it happens sometimes, and that is why you wrote an outline. Circle back to it whenever you feel you need a bit of inspiration.
Self-Publishing a Book
Using apps for digital publication can be a great option for connecting with your audience. It can make the publication process a lot smoother and allow you to quickly put your book online and on your website.
By not using a publication app, you are limiting your sales. Some people may not have access to bookstores, so ebooks are their only option. It will also be more affordable for you to publish your book online.
How to Market
You may be thinking, “marketing my book is going to be hard,” and while it can be challenging, there are a few things that can make it easier. You needed to know your audience to write your book, but you also need to know them to market and sell your book.
We all like to say, “don’t judge a book by its cover,” but it happens, so having an eye-catching cover is the first step. When you use a publishing app, you can set up a website too.
If your audience uses social media, make a page on every platform. Having friends and family write online reviews can be a great way to market your book as well.
Write a Book
If you’ve always wanted to write a book but weren’t sure, how now is your chance. It can be challenging, but it can also be very rewarding.
The entire process may take you some time, so be patient with yourself and follow the tips above to have a smooth experience. Check out our page for more tips, tricks, and information.