Lake Atitlan, Panajachel, Guatemala

“Reading and writing are acts of empathy and faith. Guard that trust carefully — in this rapidly changing business, it’s the only sure thing.” ~Erin Keane
"Never give up. And most importantly, be true to yourself. Write from your heart, in your own voice, and about what you believe in." ~ Louise Brown

"Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it."
~Jesse Stuart

"A writer's job is to take one thing and make it stand for twenty." ~ Virginia Woolf

Monday, March 26, 2012

Three Ways to Give Your Self-Published Book the Best Chance of Success

Writing an entire book is a huge achievement in itself, but as you likely well know, promoting it and making it a success is a whole different ball game. Thankfully, there are a few ways that you can ensure your book has the very best chance when it hits the virtual bookshelves.  

Follow a few simple tips and you’ll be able to have readers all across the globe glued to their leather sectional, just to get a glimpse of what happens next in your tale. Let's take a look at three of the easiest ways you can give your book a helping hand before and after you complete the writing process.....

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22 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this. Feeling a little dumb, but I had never heard of self publishing until a few weeks ago when a google link about it started following me everywhere, since then am learning so much about it. Thanks again : )

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  2. Thank you Karen, just the info I needed AGAIN. Your timing is so appreciated

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  3. Just wanted you to know how glad I am you found your blog.
    Karen

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  4. Thanks Karen - I never thought of having a website just for the book, its a very good idea:)

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  5. glad to see you this monday... thank you for the link to the this post...

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  6. Thanks for the link! I'm learning as much as I can as I explore my options.

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  7. Hi Karen .. just been on over - and you offer such good advice there.

    Just going back to comment .. cheers Hilary

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  8. Thanks for the link to the article. Lots to learn and use.

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  9. Excellent advice, but then I expect nothing less. It also reminded me to join Celery Tree!

    Good to see you got your blog back, Karen.

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  10. I was going to congratulate you on your new blog design but then I heard your blog was hacked? Any idea how that happened?

    I'm excited to join A to Z this year!

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    1. Jen, I have no idea. Blogger shut me down due to "excessive activity" and I've had an awful lot of spam lately. One reason I changed my comment form to the embedded format. I seem to get more spam when I use the pop up. I'm trying to avoid word verif!

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  11. Great tips. It's a constant struggle figuring out how to get it all done the best way possible and learning what works for us.

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  12. Oooo, very interesting! Thank you Karen!

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  13. Great post with so much info! Thanks! I'm from the A-Z challenge, number 1013. Thought I'd introduce myself to the other lucky 13s in the group! Nice to meet you! Looking forward to reading more from you in April!

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  14. Thanks for the tips! I'm visiting from the A to Z challenge...good luck!

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  15. Hi Karen. Just read your previous post. I don't know that you have to spend x amount of hours a week to claim full-time writer status. I know that even when I'm not writing I'm thinking about it, taking notes and dreaming...that's pretty full time.

    Getting excited about the A-Z? That's pretty full time.

    Denise

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  16. The giraffe has gone! Your post is a timely one for me, as I am embarking on the road to publication as I type. Marketing is going to take a lot of my time, but I do hope it will be worth the effort.

    Writing full-time is now something I am taking seriously. :)

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  17. Great post, Karen. Promote, promote, promote - yeah, that's where I fall down. I go Promote, prom ... bored now. Problem is I'd rather be writing.

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  18. cool ill await for your a-z hope you visit mine too here http://pa-ul.blogspot.com/2012/03/z-artists.html

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