Have you always dreamed of publishing a book but didn’t know where to begin? This book walks you through the steps of identifying markets, budgeting, building an online presence, and generating publicity. Get the whole story on:
• Traditional publishing
• Print and e-book setup, formatting, and distribution
• Finding your target audience
• Generating reviews and media interest
• Networking and developing an online presence
• Promotional materials and appearances
Uncover your ideal publishing path and numerous marketing options before you begin. Writing is your dream. Give it the best chance for success!
Targeted Age Group:: Adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I started teaching seminars on book publishing and promoting eight years ago. Attendees often asked for a book, so I finally sat down with my mass of notes and expanded my two 3-hour seminars into a full length book. There are so many options open to writers today, and even more pitfalls, and I want others to benefit from both my successes and my mistakes.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Target Audience, Benefits, and Filling a Need
Now for the tough questions! Ask yourself:
• Who is my target audience?
• What are my book’s benefits?
• Does my book fill a need?
Let’s consider audience first. Create a reader profile sheet. This can guide you when writing the book, but the greatest benefit comes when you’re ready to begin promotions. Write down the following aspects as they relate to your target audience:
• Income bracket
• What are their hobbies and interests?
• Where do they shop?
• Where do they frequent?
• What magazines, websites, and news sites do they read?
• What are their needs?
• Where do they hang out online?
Fill in as much information as possible. Refer back often to your reader profile and continue to add details. The more you know about your audience, the better you can tailor your book to appeal to them. (Still write the story you want to write but be aware of what your audience likes.) It will be that much easier to reach them when you’re ready to promote.
Now, what are your book’s benefits? How will it enrich your readers’ lives?
Are they reading for entertainment? Will your book amuse them? Will you help them to escape their everyday lives? Will they enjoy the experience?
Are they reading for enrichment? Will your book deliver meaningful and deep views? Will readers be moved by the experience?
Are they reading for information? Will your book expand their knowledge and understanding?
Are they reading to better their lives? Will your book help them save time or money? Will it provide healthier options? Can your book solve their problems?
This is where you really need to place yourself in your reader’s shoes. There are millions of books on the market. Why should they read yours? “They’ll enjoy it” is not enough. You must give people compelling reasons to read your book, appealing to their logic, their emotions, or both. Brainstorm every possible benefit.
Finally, does your book fill a need? There are several aspects to consider…
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