As a child, I’ve always been the bookworm, especially as a member of a family that collects children’s books. When I became an adult, I began to doubt whether it was possible to be published.
Was I going to be like my grandmother, who insisted on always having the latest hot book out? Was I going to have to do everything myself when I was a published author? Did I really want to be a published author?
Eventually, I did go for it and was thrilled with the results. There are still things I wish I’d done differently, and they’re very easy to correct. Still, after all that, I’m absolutely thrilled to say that I’m a published author.
Writing a Good Book Factors
I’ve got a secret formula that helps me get published faster. The secret is that writing a good book is actually quite simple. The trick is to apply common sense to the writing process.
In my experience, all it takes is knowing what people want and then writing about it. To succeed as a published author, you must write about what you know to be true.
Another important factor for successful publications is to have a plan for each article you write. It helps if you come up with a story idea before you begin writing. With a plan, you can’t go wrong.
Now, if you’re wondering how to make money as a published author, the answer is a sales letter. These letters bring in money for me every month.
Sales letters for children’s books can be written quickly and effectively. As for how to make money as a published author, all you need to do is show others your writing.
Don’t try to sell yourself; give prospects a reason to buy from you by showing them what you have to offer. If they can see what you have to offer, they’ll choose you.
This is the secret that’s behind all of my sales letters. I don’t just try to sell; I show what I have to offer.
Then, I deliver what I have to offer; that’s how I gain the trust of my potential clients. Eventually, they will write to me in return.
For example, I’ll often receive letters from a good percentage of the people who were on my mailing list. They’re much more interested in writing to me because they trust me and their past experiences tell them that I’m the best person to write to.
Tips to Becoming Published Author
Not long ago, I was discussing this topic with a friend of mine who is a published author. He has experienced all the ups and downs in the publishing world but has emerged as one of the more successful ones.
Although he was a little hesitant to be so honest about how he became one of the top authors, he is very happy with his chosen method and is happy with the money that has come his way. Here are some of his tips to becoming a published author:
Don’t rush into the publishing business. Many people rush into the publishing industry before they have gained any real experience or knowledge.
Go for an independent publisher if you don’t have a website. Many people start with a publisher first rather than putting all their efforts into one.
Self-publishing has its perks. It can give you more control over your material and it can also be more lucrative. If you do not have time to promote yourself as a writer, it can also be a great way to build your reputation and list of readers.
Create a website and publish your own blog and regularly. This will build your reputation and help you gain readers.
Focus on search engine optimization and then become a member of Amazon. This will help with your pay per click marketing.
Contact bookstores around your area to sell them your books. This can be an easy way to increase your reputation as a bookseller.
Have an email list that you can send out promotional materials to. Thiswill help build your credibility as a publisher.
Know the laws and regulations of your state. As an author, you may be breaking some laws if you are selling your books out of state.
Do not assume that if you are going to print books you will find a market for them. If you have a good cover price you will find a market for your books.