Print on demand publishing tricks for new and established authors? Make Friends: Yes, writing tends to be a solitary activity, but rubbing elbows with other authors and professionals in the writing community can have some big perks. They may be willing to give you endorsements for your book or help get the word out. You’ll also want to make friends with the booksellers at your local independent bookstore and the librarians in your local library. These people are very influential when it comes to recommending your book to readers and helping you grow your audience. Book people are the best people, and it never hurts to know as many as possible.
Facebook page: This free online site is a fast growing mecca of people around the world. Unlike a blog, your notices or blurbs are limited to smaller chunks of information. You can add a cover image of your book, links to your web site, or information about your topic. Twitter account: What is Twitter? Think of it as news radio in real time, all the time in tiny, short bites of information only 140 characters long. Each time you post or tweet something it goes out into a cornucopia of information that people can access on their computers or cell phones. A well informed bio is important.
Mind your own business. Author Stephanie Bond, who has had her work published both traditionally and independently, told USA Today that writers need to learn about more than just writing: To this day, when aspiring writers ask me what courses they should take — English? Creative writing? Should they pursue their master’s in fine arts?—I tell them they should take business classes. (I’m such a killjoy.) But I see so many people with talent who flounder in their careers because they’re not prepared for all the business decisions they have to make before and after they sell a book—how to get a good agent, how to recognize a fair offer, and how to hold out for what they want. And making money is only part of it. A writer also has to know how to manage and invest their money. To be a writer is to run your own business. And if you don’t mind your business, no one else will.
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