10 Articles You Need to Read Before Starting Publication!
Naturally, we start writing a book, or even finish our first draft, and we immediately look at publication. While that make sense, there are many things that go into publication–especially self-publication–that will come crashing down on you if you wait until too late to get them going.
Things like marketing, preorders, and branding can be done before you even finish your book! Really, it should be, so you’re more likely to sell once you do publish.
But, don’t just jump in and think you know everything because you blog or use social media all the time! Instead, take advice from these writers to see what you really need to know about publication and being an author.
“13 Self-Publishing Mistakes to Avoid” from Inkwell Editorial
“The Pros & Cons of Self Publishing” from Blogger to Author
“How to Publish a Book on Amazon” from Julie Carobini
“Copyright Page Examples for Your Book” by Dave Chesson
“How to Start an Author Blog & Why You Need One” by S.L. Gayvn
“100 Irresistible Blog Topics for Fiction Authors” from Jenn Hanson-dePaula
“How and Why to Brand Yourself as an Author from Day One” by Mandy Wallace
“8 Tips from Literary Agents about How to Get Published” by Monica M. Clark
“24 Things No One Tells You about Book Publishing” by Curtis Sittenfeld
Feel a little more prepared for the process? Hopefully so. I know I’m starting my branding before I finish my two novellas and after having submitted my poetry compilation.
I recommend that before you start looking into these, you finish at least the first draft of your story. At least then, you know you really are on a path to publish a book one day. Not just “write a book” one day.
Struggling to get on writing that book? You probably need to get serious–this’ll help.
Anyway, what else would you want to know about publication before you actually did it?
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