How Self-Published Books Are Made: Start to Finish (PART II)

19 Jun

Here is the second installment of Catherine’s How Self-Published Books Are Made: Start to Finish. This one concentrates on what you should do once you have gotten around to the publicizing portion of self-publishing.

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It’s rather illuminating (and entertaining).

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Enjoy!

CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD

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In last week’s post, How Self-Published Books Are Made: Start to Finish (PART I), we assembled everything we needed to self-publish, decided whether to go e-book only, e-book first and then paperback or e-book and paperback together, sorted out our US tax situation and finally, self-published both an e-book with Amazon KDP and Smashwords, covering all major e-book retailers, and a POD paperback with CreateSpace. (Or we went to somebody like eBookPartnership.com because removing tabs and putting back in italics got all a bit much for us.)

But that was only half the battle. What do we do now that the books are here? How are we going to let people know they exist, and convince them to buy a copy? How do we sell our books?

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Please Don’t Say ‘Social Media’…

Sorry, here it comes: the best way to sell self-published books is by using social media

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