Authors’ Tips for Success
We all know that marketing is an important part of becoming a successful author, but it’s not the only factor to consider. Every author wants to get his or her work in front of as many eyes as possible, of course, but without appealing books or eager fans ready to snap them up, advertising will only get you so far.
What does that mean for you?
If you’re just starting out or even if you’re an established author looking to give your career a shot in the arm, there are many tips out there that can help you simultaneously broaden your goals and focus your attention on the aspects of publishing most likely to give you a solid boost.
And much of this advice comes from your fellow authors. Those writers who have been down in the trenches and come back to tell the tales often have both a unique perspective and a long list of helpful dos and don’ts. While making our usual rounds, we’ve come across many great posts, but we want to share one with you this week that we think you’ll find particularly useful.
In her recent post, “Are There Really ‘Secrets’ to Self-Publishing Success?,” accomplished indie author Lindsay Buroker talks about the aspects of writing, publishing, and marketing she believes can help make your writing career successful. She writes:
Try different things. Keep track of what moves the needle. Avoid wasting time and money on the things that don’t. Month after month, if you keep getting new people to try your work, you should be able to increase the number of fans you have, and you’ll get to the point where you always have people moving through your various series and buying your books. Income becomes steady and reliable. And voila: you become a successful author.
Click here to read her full post!