What makes a self-published e-book a success? I think most would say, selling a ton of copies. And while that's true, how do you create a book that sells a ton of copies?
How about writing a compelling book with interesting characters? That sounds good.
Let's look at a Canadian author, Shadonna Richards. She couldn't find an agent or publisher, so she decided to follow Amanda Hocking's model and publish on Kindle.
She hired a professional editor. She started learning how to promote her books. She did her own bookcovers, but worked to make them great. She created a two-line blurb to entice potential readers. And she kept writing.
According to CTV News online, Richards is "now Amazon's #1 Kindle Bestselling Author, with 110,000 downloads to her credit. She's doing so well, she's currently earning about $6,000 a month from her writings."
What are you doing to create a book that will be a success? Share your steps in the comments section.
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