Tips for Selling More Books
Before you even start writing your book, you should consider several factors, such as why are you writing a book, who would read your book, who is your target audience and how will you connect with them? Marketing a book starts the minute that you put pen to paper, or at least it should be a consideration.
10 Tips For Selling More Books Before You Even Publish:
- A first step to selling more books may be to redefine your mission from that of publishing books to solving readers’ problems or entertaining readers with your content.
- Analyze your book idea for consistency in purpose — does it need re-invention?
- Recognize that writing and publishing presents simultaneous challenges and opportunities for growth (on which will you dwell?)
- Be flexible and scale-able.
- The result of a creative writing session is not just an idea, but practical content that when implemented benefits readers and you as the author.
- The pursuit of shared value must be communicated internally and externally.
- Involve your readers, your colleagues and prospects in the creative process. For example, ask for feedback on a few chapters or on the cover design.
- Establish milestones to evaluate progress toward optimum creation.
- Seek opportunities for book sales outside your core avenue (i.e., in sales on your website or brick and motor bookstores).
- Start to build a connection with your target audience long before publication.