For self-published authors, the sources through which a book can get reviews and exposure are limited. Book bloggers are a good solution. Established bloggers will have strong followings and a lot of experience, and some (not all) are willing to accept self-published books for review.
There’s no denying that consumer reviews can either make or break a sale, especially at online retailers. Before shelling out your money, you want to know that the book is a good one. Consumer reviews can tell you what others enjoyed or disliked about a book, its weak points, etc. It’s helpful stuff, and some people choose to be the helpful review writers.
Like any business, if you’re interested in self-publishing as a money-making venture, you need to develop a business plan before turning your manuscript into an ebook or print product.
At last, WAKE has launched in both ebook and print formats. The book is available in paperback, as well as in a variety of ereader-compatible formats. For full details, check out the Ebook Newsletter.
Read your contract carefully with each self-publishing channel you employ and make sure you understand it fully. That way you won’t look silly complaining about it when you fail to uphold your end of the bargain.
I just had a conversation with my mother about publishing, and had to share her unique reaction to my new book cover. You have to understand–this woman is MENSA smart and her favourite section of every newspaper and magazine is the puzzle page. She took one look at the new cover of WAKE and said, [...]
It’s #SampleSunday, and a free preview of the first chapter of WAKE is now available online. You can find it here. You can also view recipes from the book here, available as printer-friendly PDFs. Not signed up for the newsletter yet? You can subscribe here to receive updates on the ebook and print book launch.