Friday, November 30, 2012

How to build a story you can self-publish successfully.

Building a story you can successfully self-publish

The story begins with your friends, family, and devoted readers - it's what resides in their heart, that you have to coax out, which will tell you the steps you need to take in order to succeed...

Writing and self-publishing a story isn't for the faint of heart, it has as much to do with persistence as it has to do with know-how and talent. In these days of plentiful Internet access, social media, and start-up's, being able to craft and then professionally publish is a skillset to acquire.

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And getting the story from the nether regions of your mind onto the nether regtions of ebook nirvana - Is more and more looking to be asking your readers what they want to begin with.

Some of this came from a reference to an "Agile Publishing Model" where the subscribers (free) actually comment on each chapter of a book being written:

Another point is the author's basic fears over-riding their common sense. This is, after all, what Napoleon Hill wrote "Think and Grow Rich" to combat - one (main) reason that the Great Depression kept going on and on was that people were listening to their fears more than they were creatively solving problems.

It's not just the writing, however. A lot of the savvy which goes into self publishing success is in how to market. This of course means finding and interacting with your community of readers. Again, we come full circle into asking our readers what they want out of a book:

I'll leave you with this for now. There's a bit about how to build your list to keep in touch with your community of readers, but it will need to wait for a later time...

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