Publishing your first eBook is not easy and requires you to invest a lot of your time while you find your feet in the plethora of available self-publishing tools, techniques and different technologies. Many new writers think they have reached the finished line once they have completed the writing.
However, the fun is just beginning as you enter the murky world of publishing and marketing your book on and offline. Writing your book is the easy part, getting it into the hands of readers is where you’ll hit many bumps along the publishing road. It took me 18 months to fully get a good understanding of the publishing marketplace once I’d written my first best seller.
Coming from a retail background I was staggered to find such a disjointed marketplace, ridden with antiquated software and technology. Not to mention the inept processes and systems that result in a plethora of things going wrong. Right across the board I hit snags with some incredibly fundamental errors including one very large retailer removing my book from sale “by accident” for 3 months unbeknown to me.
But before you quit, it’s not all doom and gloom and my first book sold over 22,000 copies once I’d weathered the storm and was in full control. And once the formula is figured out, your next writing works go an an upwards curve to greater and greater sales. You can do the same thing right here, right now…