Writing, editing, publishing, promoting and selling your books takes a lot of work. We here at Steuben Press want to help, and in this category we'll share our knowledge and stories with you!
Size matters when it comes to marketing your self-published book.
Finding a publisher for your first book is hard. Really hard. There are something like 300,000 books released each year in the US by traditional publishers, but far more are being submitted to those publishers. Only a fraction of query letters and manuscripts will be read, and only a fraction of those will be considered for publication.
There are so many choices that come with being an author, with one of the most important being which route you’ll take in publishing.
Being a self-published author means also being a self-taught editor, marketer, website designer...the list goes on.
When you decided to become a self-published author, you maybe didn’t realize you had to train yourself in entrepreneurship, too.
As a self-published author, you’ve got to do everything you can to give your book an advantage in the market. Whether your goals are to stay on the self-published path or to get attention from a literary agent, you want to sell as many copies of your book as possible.
Congratulations, you’ve signed a consignment deal! All your hard work has paid off, and your book is on the shelf at a local bookstore. So why aren’t the crowds flooding in to buy it yet?
Although it may not always feel like it, being a self-published author has several advantages over traditional publishing.
There’s nothing quite like holding your first finished self-published book in your hands.
You’ve done hours of research, endless interviews, and spent countless nights posted up at your writer’s desk.