7 Reasons Why A Self-Published Book Fails To Sell…

An article worth reading!

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by Derek Haines  on Just Publishing Advice:

Getting a self-published book to sell well is not easy

However, many self-published authors fail to give their books the best chance of success because they are in such a rush to publish that they overlook many of the basics.

In fact, quite a lot of authors new to self-publishing clearly get so many basic things backwards, upside down and back the front.

Getting a book or ebook published and available for sale on Amazon is the very last step in the process, and not the very first.

To give a new book any chance at success, a lot of planning, preparation and good old-fashioned hard work is needed before bringing a book to market.

It is the lack of this process that causes so many new authors to become disillusioned with self-publishing when they find book sales are very scarce indeed.


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Celebrate Christmas with a FREE Short Story

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas (for those who celebrate it) and a Happy Holiday Season! A few days ago, I decided to publish a short story that had been gathering dust on my laptop. The story is FREE on Kindle from today until December 29th. If you're interested in reading it, … Continue reading Celebrate Christmas with a FREE Short Story

Top Five Blogging Hazards

Blogging can be a fun, but necessary part of building an author platform. If you're not careful, blogging can land you in a great big boiling pot of hot water! Fortunately, it's easy to avoid trouble if you know what to look out for. I've compiled a list of the top five blogging hazards along … Continue reading Top Five Blogging Hazards

Haiku Challenge: Slow & Burn

It's haiku time again! Here's my offering for the RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #180. The prompt words are Slow & Burn: Sun’s slow burn cannot Awaken slumbering life Beneath ice and snow Be sure to stop by Ronovan's blog and read the comment section to find links to tons of wonderful haiku: https://ronovanwrites.com/2017/12/18/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-180-slowburn/

Interview with: Susan Toy

Check out this fantastic interview with author and blogger Susan Toy. I think you’ll enjoy her insights into the world of publishing and her advise about writing and publishing. (And I’m not just saying that because she happened to mention my latest release!)

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I wanted to do another author interview, since it has been a while and I had so much fun with the previous ones. So I went out on a limb and contacted Susan M. Toy, whose book Island in the Clouds I won a few years back through the Goodreads giveaways. At the time, she wrote me a lovely personal letter that she was happy someone from Belgium won, since her grandparents were also originally from here.

Susan is very experienced and has seen all sides of writing, publishing and promoting books. Based on her background, I decided to ask her a bunch of questions, not only about writing but also about publishing and promoting books. She shared a lot of advice and tips, here below. If you want to keep up with her, follow her blog for insights and tips!

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And more good news: Susan agreed…

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