Practical Advice for Beginning Fiction Writers
by Jim Musgrave
I am an independent publisher and an independent writer. I’ve also been published by Harcourt-Brace. That makes me a person who can compare and contrast what needs to be done to compete with the major publishers. First of all, self-published authors are succeeding in ebook sales.
There are things that have to be done to succeed, however, and here they are:
- Get your work professionally edited.
- Get your cover done by a professional cover artist.
- Get a web site and social web site to promote your book.
- Promote your book through any means necessary (for both your budget and your genre).
If these four areas are covered, and you have a popular book, then there is no reason why you can’t compete with the big publishers in today’s market.
Also, consider trying another format for your book. I decided to get audiobooks done for my series, and the result was quite positive. Read the blog post on this
Genre – Historical Steampunk Mystery
Rating – PG13
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