Book: Why Does My Book Not Sell? 20 Simple Fixes (Writer's Craft) by Rayne Hallcategories: Book, Book Promotion, Book Selling, Writing, Book Publicity, Book Exposure, Author, Book Marketing
Rayne Hallabout this book: Does your book sell as well as it deserves?
If it doesn't, one of twenty blocks may hinder its sales—blocks which can be easily removed once you're aware of them.
Each chapter reveals one area where indie authors are sabotaging their books' success, and shows how you can free yourself from that trap. The focus is on simple fixes, and actions you can take immediately, although sometimes I point out long-term strategies.
Whether you want to sell 100,000 copies or would be happy with just 100, this guide helps you raise your book above the hundreds of thousands of titles competing for attention.
Sometimes you'll experience a joyful 'aha' moment as you discover a new approach. At other times, you may cringe when you realise how your hard promotion work has been driving readers away. Be prepared for tough insights.
This book provokes. It turns advice you've read elsewhere upside down, and challenges what you think you know. You may not like it.
If a suggestion displeases you, feel free to skip it. I'm merely the consultant, you're the CEO. I advise, you decide.
This is not a 'Book Publishing 101' manual. It is a guide for authors who have indie-published (self-published) at least one book, and have already tried different marketing strategies, but not yet achieved success. If you've chosen the traditional publishing path or if you're still at the planning stage, it will be of limited use, although you may pick up pointers.
It also assumes you have written a great book. Your book need not please everybody—no book ever does—but unless it pleases the kind of people for whom you've written it, no marketing strategy can conjure up success.
I've made many mistakes, have learnt from them, and reveal them in this book. You don't need to make those mistakes if you learn from mine.
While I have sold a lot more books than most indie authors, bear in mind that I'm not one of the million-copy sellers. I can show you how to boost your sales from meagre to substantial, but I don't have a magic wand.
To avoid clunky phrases like 'he or she does this with him or her' I'm using female pronouns in some sections, male in others. The words, grammar and spelling are British English.
The book is available as a Kindle ebook and also in paperback.
Now let's look at ways to propel your book to success.
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