Getting a book written and uploaded is only the first step. Self-publishing is a long, hard road. You’ve probably thought of creating your own blog (gee, I did) and telling your friends. But there are tons of other things to do that you may or may not have considered (many I wouldn’t recommend). But, let’s talk about them anyhow.
Let me start with the fact that a quick Google search will reveal that each and every one of these methods (and probably more) are a SURE-FIRE WAY TO GET NOTICED! The Internet declares it so. But the key for each of the different types of marketing is not the method, but how well you use it. I believe that the deciding factor in the success of each methodology is not the inherent strength, but how well that method compliments your personality. Continue reading On Marketing Your Book on the Internet
You can’t swing a dead cat around a conversation of Self-Publishing and not hit a reference to J.A. Konrath. He is the poster-boy for success in Self-Publishing. Here’s some stories to get your all prepared for what will happen after you self-publish your first book:
Author JA Konrath Makes $100,000 In Three Weeks On Self-Pubbed Books
JA Konrath Kindle Sales: 30k Ebooks In 11 Months
JA Konrath Sells 276,112 Ebooks
If you’ve read any of his posts, you know that Konrath was already a published author before he went the self-published route. He had around 500,000 books in print before he uploaded his first book to Amazon. He’ll admit that he had a lot of advantages. He had an audience that was interested in finding more of his books. He was early to the game so he got a lot of free press (still does). On top of that, his “A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing” blog has a great name for Google searches and is one of the more popular blogs.
A piece of information that you may already know – You are not J.A. Konrath (neither am I). But that doesn’t mean there isn’t an upside to this fact. Read on to find out. Continue reading You are not J.A. Konrath (Neither am I)
I promised to post some “deleted scenes” material last week but didn’t. In other news, I’m working on Chapter 6 of the next Bob book. Tentatively titled Bob Moore: Hostile Territory, I’ve been keeping people apprised on my progress via twitter. My dad caught wind of it and did a Google search to see if a similarily titled book had been published. I’m not sure what he found other than this picture:
Taken from the book SEAL Warrior: The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday
By Thomas H. Keith, J. Terry Riebling, Michael E. Thornton (Link), my Dad thought it was funny that this Bob Moore looked a lot like what he had pictured in his head. Sans the gun and about a million bullets, of course. This Bob is obviously more of a badass than my Bob will ever be. That’s what I get, I suppose, for trying to find an “everyman” name. It pops up everywhere. We even found an investigator page for the attorney firm called Bob Moore & Associates (Link).
Deleted scenes on the way, I promise.