Marketing = Author Priority #1
You wrote a book? Great! You published it too? Fantastic! Now you’re celebrating by laying on the beach or taking a ski weekend vacation? WRONG! You’re not even close to being finished, so put away your sunscreen and your snowboard and get back to work!
As an author, you are always told that the writing process is the most important part of book creation. However, if you want your book to be successful, finishing a book is just the beginning. You’re an indie author, which means you have to work hard to get a result. Yes, it’s going to be a lot of work, but don’t despair – we’re here to help you!
The BookRix Team loves you and wants to see each and every one of you succeed. We want thousands of people to buy your book(s) and fall in love with your writing just like we have. Unfortunately, the Team is often disappointed by the lack of marketing effort put forth by our published authors. You’ve heard us emphasize the importance of editing and cover design, but this is something even more important – this is the step that will make your book sink or swim in the deep, dark ocean of sales.
You’ve heard us emphasize the importance of editing and cover design, but this is something even more important – this is the step that will make your book sink or swim in the deep, dark ocean of sales.
We’re going to help you with everything, from the BookRix Basics (cover design, catchy titles, proofreading, pricing, writing a blurb, reviews and comments, and how to present yourself to the community) – to Social Media (creating Facebook and Twitter fan pages, adding your author page to Shelfari, Goodreads and Amazon, how to use your author website/blog, getting good reviews, and the importance of multi-media.
Introducing the BookRix Marketing Guide. This is, quite possibly, the most helpful thing we’ve ever done for you. Now, take advantage and read it over and over again until you’re quoting passages in your sleep.
If our Marketing Guide was a hardcover book, we’d expect to find it on your bedside table with a well broken-in spine and numerous coffee and food stains saturating the cover. When we open it up, we’d expect to see highlighted passages, sprawling comments and dog-eared page corners. Forget War and Peace, Pride and Prejudice, and Harry Potter – This is now the most important book in your life.
If you’re thinking about publishing and you’re about to create a book – here’s the BookRix Style Guide for Creating a Valid ePub to help make sure your book isn’t rejected from sale. With the free self-publishing service from BookRix, we offer you the opportunity to sell your books in external online shops. However, most of the shops are very picky when it comes to formatting.
To make sure that your book is available in as many shops as possible, we’re going to give you a few tips on how to create an eBook that can be converted easily into a valid ePub file. Now the iTunes bookstore is happy, we’re happy and you’re happy. It’s a Win-Win.
**Tip: If you are finding it difficult to read either book because of the font size, just hover your mouse over the top portion of the open book until a tool bar appears. Click on the “+” sign inside the magnifying glass to enlarge the book pages for easier reading.
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