A fascinating idea for an adventurous journey in the self-publishing business. One might respond with a question to this young man with such a genious plan.”Do you believe you’re ready to follow through with this goal? He might reply with a simple, “Sure I can do it just as well as anyone can.”
Let’s take a hard look at this process the young lad is eagerly itching to jump into, the kindle publishing fire! Afterall, it never hurts to research a project before you leap.
First things first, you do need money to make money. Very few people can make a success out of a business or other venture without having enough money to invest. You should think about maintaining that current standard of living you have before rushing out to quit your “job.”
Now that we have those tiny obstacles squared away, what should be the first steps taken to get a book self-published? Bottom line, write a great story that many people will find interesting enough to read! Search what sells the best on the Amazon Online Book Store. You want to write in a niche that gives you comfort and ease of writing. Never try to write about a subject that you have no interest in. Pour your heart and soul into that story!
Once the book is written and edited by a professional editor, have a few others read it to get their opinions on the new story. You want the best out their in publishing la la land. If they like it, approve it, and say publish it, find a quality cover designer to make you one awesome killer cover that will woo those readers out in the Amazon Book Jungle.
Wow, a cool book cover and a great story go hand in hand! Yes, it cost the bank account a nifty little bundle, but what a book that you have to behold. Next up, write an attraction pulling blurb that will move those interested readers to open the book by clicking to look inside.
Its ready to go! Time to upload that masterpiece and hook those sales! WAIT! Locate as many free sites you can advertise this masterpiece on as possible. Some of them have a waiting period or you must let them know in advance. A few of them will want some of your money in that hefty bank account so go ahead and pay up. Once you have your book scheduled young man, go ahead, upload that new book at 2.99.
Welcome to Indie Self-Publishing, you’re officially in the big time limelight. You think all you have to do now is sit back and wait on the thousands of purchased free downloads!
Oh no you don’t! Go build yourself a new website or start a bookblog site. Once you have it going with your book included, have a go at starting both a facebook page site about you and that book, plus a twitter account.
Now you think that you can breath a little, right? Wrong again! You need to get with it young man. Start creating a character outline about the people in your next book. Outline what the new book will be about, a plot maybe, who are the people in the book? Are they male, female, young or old? Do they have any handicaps? Weight problems? General things that everyday people in the real world go through. Are they rich? Poor? Married? You want an idea of what each chapter in that book is going to be about. It makes writing much easier than stringing it along on a whim out of your imagination.
No young man, you can’t rest now! Not between writing chapters. You have to continue marketing that first new book you published. It has come off the free promotion now and actually ranking decently on Amazon Sales.
Tweet it once in awhile.Once a day is good and have your Facebook account linked with twitter so it shows there also. That will save you a few minutes of time. Since it is making you some decent money, and a few 4 star reviews have shown up, go ahead and advertise it to a few more paid booksites. The more you can afford, the better for your Author name and the book.
You can take a day off to rest young man, but while you are getting lazy, take some time to visit a few of your allies. Those will be your new friends, your competion in a competitive business. Yes, they write books too!
The above is a great way for anyone to start an Indie Self Pub Career. Anyone can start one but it takes sincere effort, diligence, know-how, and above all that deep down thirst inside to succeed. Oh yeah, don’t forget to bring some money with you.
Merry Christmas to Everyone & Have a Safe New Year!