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How To Great Selling Book

 The Five Key Parts to a great selling book

Good Blurbs - Great blurbs help sell books. We just examined in the last chapter about power words and key wording phrases that can catapult your sales. Writing a good blurb about what the book is about is essential in getting the reader to investigate the book further by looking inside.
I've seen many blurbs that don't do the book justice and cost the author sales in the end. It is in your best interest as an Author to make sure that the blurb on your book is written to hook the reader into looking in the look inside section.
Spend the time necessary to make your blurb complete. Pretend you are a book reader browsing for a good book to read. When you have that blurb written perfectly, you will know it.
Ask someone else to look at your blurb to get their opinion. Since you are the author of the book, only you will know whether your blurb is perfected to help sell that book but its always good to get opinions from others because you might miss something that they caught.
You can use some of the lesson you learned out of the last chapter to help you write a great blurb for that book.
Beautiful Book Covers - To draw a reader's interest inside your book and possibly making that sale you most definitely need a great looking cover on the front of the book. People buy what attracts them. You only have so many seconds to hook that buyer into making the purchase for your book. A good-looking book cover helps that process.
This is where many people seek out professional book cover designers and pay them to make their covers. The costs are minimal and the results can be fantastic, but if you have the skills to design your own covers in a photo-editing program such as Photoshop, then take the leap.
A few things to consider on your covers if you design them yourself;
Use basic Fonts on the cover.
Only use what is needed and never clutter the cover.
Make sure your Title is readable at the thumbnail view.
Use an appealing image that attracts attention.
Use an image that relates to the content in your book.
Resize it to 600 by 800 dimensions
Edit the image first to make it more appealing by cropping or color correction.
Give yourself plenty of space to add the title, your name and some other information about the book.
If you use an image from the Internet, be sure you purchased the rights to use it or you could risk being sued.
Design several covers and compare them next to each other to get the best one for your new book.
Look at other book covers in your niche and compare your new cover to their covers to see where yours will stand.
The Perfect Title - The fewer words that you use make a Title look better on a book. They are easier to remember too. When you create the title of your book, try to keep it at a minimum of four words or less.
Spend some time thinking about the story in your book. You want the title to relate to the story inside your book just as much as the new cover relates to the story.
Your goal is to try to blend everything about the book into each other. Some of the best sellers on the market have only one word or two and are producing sales through the roof!
The Content Inside - You want the story inside your book to be what readers are searching for to read. A great story will sell if properly formatted, correctly spelled and grammar is excellent.
Look at best sellers on Amazon to get ideas on what to write about. As I stated above, you have to write what the readers want to read. Readers leave great reviews on books that perfectly blend together in all five parts. Those great reviews help sell more of those great books!
The very first chapter in a book should draw the reader inside the book. A first chapter with a car chase scene going through the city of Los Angeles with guns blazing would most certainly pull a potential reader into the book.
A first chapter with a devastating car crash into another one with people needing to be rescued would draw readers inside the book.
Great books lure the readers in by starting out with interesting stories that sell the reader into purchasing the book. That is a key to getting many sales from what you write about. A good tip to writing a great story is to write from your heart and soul.
Continue with that process until you complete the story! Never write with the idea of making money in your mind. If you write stories for books that way, you're going to fail!
The Best Price for Books - What is the ideal price range to get customers to pay your price? That question has always been opened for debate. Many will argue over pricing for all eternity!
A great standard to use is right here below;
10,000 words or less, -.99 --$1.99
40,000 words or less. - $2.99 or below
40,000 words to 80,000 words. - $2.99 - $3.99
over 80,000 words. - $2.99 - $4.99
over 150,000 words. $4.99 or higher
Many Authors play with their prices to generate sales. There is no perfected price strategy for each and every book available. Each book online will carry its own value either due to the content in the book or the amount of important information the book might contain.
Some Authors feel that the amount off words and pages in their fiction books plays a role in how they work out their pricing strategy.
You might have to play with your price to generate the sales. Many will do that often trying to find that sweet spot that sells the most books. Choose a competitive price and stick to it.
Many authors will take less on their prices to sell more books but they have to make tons of sales to catch up with the higher prices that would take less sales. You might have to swap one evil for another one. The idea is to find the price that works for you.
If you're not selling any books or only a few at any price range, then you're either not marketing correctly or there is little interest in your book. Maybe there is something inside your book or about the book that can be corrected. Always take a good look at your books to find the answers or solve the problems for the reasons why they aren't moving off the shelf.
By using the information outlined above, you should be able to get those books to sell. Always remember that you have to place the marketing aspect into the mix as well to get reader's eyes on those books.

 About the Author

 BM Master
Computer Information Systems degree, Retired Networking Analyst, Management Professional, Micro-Stock Photographer, Author,eBook Marketing. The rest of what time I have left is for rest, sleep, fishing, hunting or other outdoor activities. Sometimes I may have to swap one for the other.

So, You Wish to Pursue an Indie Author

Self-Publishing Career?

 

By far one of the toughest challenges anyone will ever take on in life as a career is the self-publishing lifestyle. If you're one of those recently starting out on the journey then you have already experienced just how hard it can be to write and market those books at the same time.
In the first part of this series, we explored just a small taste of what it is like to pursue this type of career. In this second installment, I'll give you some inside information to shorten those headaches you probably develop from banging your head against the wall trying to find what works the easiest.
Well my friends, there are few easy solutions to what will work for you to sell thousands of books month after month. Your greatest ally is time. Yes time, because you have more of it than any other resource. What do you do with it? Do you waste yours? Do you invest it in learning? Do you just use all your time writing? Those are great questions to answer for yourself and surely, you can think of some more to ask yourself.
If you are a beginning Author with only a couple of books under your belt, the top advice that can be given is to continue to write more. If you're writing a second or third book already, you need to be promoting the first one(s). On my site, you can find many ways to promote and market those books. That material comes out of my books published on Amazon. Sure, you can call that a way of marketing. I offer you free advice from material out of my books. By the way, I have another new book coming out soon, SEO, What's my Rank?

If you are looking for ways to market books after you published them, then follow some of the steps listed here. Get you an author website going right away. Add a sign-up form on your landing page to gain an e-mail list of followers so you can reach out to them easier with a newsletter or a new book release. You might not convince everyone to sign but gradually the list will grow.
Many refuse to put all their apples into one cart, with that being going solo with Amazon. I don't care what anyone else might think. A new Author needs to learn and grow! That being spoken, Amazon has the best platform with the tools and goodies to help. There is too much to overwhelm a new Author trying to self publish on other platforms so that is why I personally recommend Amazon alone.
Over time, you can always move books to other self-publishing outlets or publish new ones over the various others. I guarantee you that the bulk of your sales will come from Amazon. Another thing that will help you is to keep track of everything that you do with each book.
Make you a chart sheet to record the Title, blurb information, publish date, etc. Include on this chart, all the sites that your book is listed online. You see, if you have a handy little chart like this on each book, it makes it much easier to reference all the information on that book in nanoseconds. This is great for when you need it in a spur of the moment to post the information on a site for a free book promo or to publish through a paid ad. It keeps you from having to open several sites at once trying to gather the information.
Seek out all the places or sites that readers are going to in search of what your book is about. That means you are looking for that reader audience where they congregate. If your book is a fiction novel, you want to scour the universal web for those readers in hopes of grabbing attention on your book. If it is a non-fiction book about cooking with recipes, you will be looking for those readers at websites about food preparation, cooking cuisine, etc. On the Internet, the sky is the limit because the web is never-ending.
You might find many opportunities to guest blog a post on a site once you randomly begin to seek out those marketing venues for your books. Most everyone that has a decent size following on their sites offer guest blogging to Authors in the hope that it helps bring more visitors to their websites.

Try to spend at least one hour each day marketing your books in some shape, way or form. You might spend it one day commenting on a few sites. The next day you could spend it on social media. The following day you could spend it on Author or book forums commenting on posts. These little things help establish you as an Author. Bookbuzzr is a great place to use to gain additional exposure for your books. Nifty tools there to help you get sales on your books. For a small monthly fee of a few bucks, you have an arsenal at your fingertips to help you in your marketing tactics.
It has already been mentioned in past post on my site about offering a new book free and the sites are there written on a post if you will do your research. Doing a little preplanning before a free promotion can net you a lot of free downloads of your book. Many sites request advanced noticed before posting your free promo. The negative side of the free promotion is the possibility of getting one star reviews but if you are so fearful of reviews, why bother to publish? At one time, the free promotion could net an Author with many sales. That isn't the case now but still many new Authors are finding decent sales after a free promo run on a new book.
Using all social media outlets will help you market your name, brand and those books that you write. Use them all, from twitter to Tumblr, from LinkedIn to pin-it, from your website to other websites. There are so many opportunities out there now to use media to get the word out about you and your books and by not taking advantage of it all is just like throwing it away.

A remarkable opportunity is a book series. It is the hot item going today to make an unknown into a well known. The secret? Making the first book in the series perma-free. I don't know how long this marketing strategy will continue to succeed as many more are finding it the key that unlocks the door to success.
Alright, We cover a lot here. So, what is Social media? Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, yahoo, LinkedIn, tumblr, etc. Next we have Content media, which is? They are Press releases, articles, guest posts, book bloggers, etc.
Those two, Social and Content go directly to and with your website. This is your Author Platform base. You are gaining an email list of followers to your site as an addition. Your website is the foundation or house that supports everything else that you do. Now then, we are getting somewhere.I'll continue this series later so look forward to it.
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Computer Information Systems degree, Retired Networking Analyst, Management Professional, Micro-Stock Photographer, Author,eBook Marketing. The rest of what time I have left is for rest, sleep, fishing, hunting or other outdoor activities. Sometimes I may have to swap one for the other.

Self Publishing Vs Traditional Publishing

Publishing Compare

Many young writers like us who want to date result in the publishing world are confronted with the dilemma of self-publishing,where each author must assume all responsibility in the various stages of the publication of their works without any intermediary that supports them, or the long process of traditional houses with lots of negative feedback, especially with the emerging authors.
We analyze in detail the differences:

self publishing

  • Traditional Publishing:
The first obstacle to overcome is "to be chosen". Being selected as an editor is always difficult to consider the contents of "non-standard " or even if the work is original approach to somewhere else and then is discarded. Most books are discarded for this reason, but this does not mean that a book cannot be successful.
Traditional publishing is necessary to consider the costs. The costs are all borne by the publisher because he has to deal with the creation, publication and distribution of the book. The gains are all the rage in the hands of the publisher and a percentage in the pockets of the author.
But even if our work was taken from a major publisher, so often you do not get the amount of users expected because maybe the publisher tends to push more as a book by a famous author, a best seller, or a book of the trilogy, thus leaving behind the emerging writer.
You could turn to traditional medium or small publishing houses in order to achieve some goal in most, maybe even mean these publishers may indicate what is the way for the success hoped for and achieve greater personal satisfaction, but not a large number of distributions.

  • Self-publishing:
For many young emerging this is the way of the future. Although for many others there are conflicting opinions as according to them it is a market that tends to disappear because it is without innovations.
The benefits of being the publisher of himself is that everyone handles your work, you can hire someone to create their own covers, which proofread, etc. that makes the layout and all at very low cost. You can determine the selling price of your text coming in gains ranging from 50% up to 85%. You can even establish sales networks of the book. It must be said that the prices of ebooks are very low compared to publishing standards. So the value of the book lies not in the selling price, but in the number of copies that you can sell.
Today we can say that we are witnessing a real war between traditionalism and innovation in this area even though now as we can see anywhere on the web talking about ebooks and technology in this respect. The only hope that we can cling and that this leads to a compromise between the parties and then create something that can reassure emerging writers and not on the quality factor of its work.

 Which publishing house to choose.

The question that all young emerging writers refer not just have a manuscript ready. It ' obvious that it is not easy to choose a publishing house so out of the blue, but it is equally true that paying a bit of forethought to things you can find the right one for us. You can not submit a yellow to a publisher that publishes poems or poems submitted to a publishing house says that a priori that the poems are not market.
Move to a big publishing house which today are inundated with piles of manuscripts of famous people and try to present our book is incurred only to never be taken into account.

But any of you have ever thought about editing, pagination, to cover well taken care of?
Has anyone else ever thought what to note when the player buys a book?

Would you buy a book inside has spelling errors, or while reading the reading is not sliding or jumping from one topic to another making you crazy and never want to read it. So having said that well groomed appearance editing if you want to self-publish your work or if you have to choose a publishing company to do it for you carefully choose the latter because it goes well for your work.
Many new Author buy some books of a particular publishing house to read them and see how they look like or if the same house releases of free texts on the web ( and to date there ' are plenty of them ) take them, read them and take a ' idea of how to book your meal before giving your book to a publisher.

Distribution of a book.

This is another question that all new Author arise. Again, this is just as complex depending on what and how you want to distribute. Let's start by saying that the distribution in the first place is direct or indirect.
Direct Mode is when between the publisher and the library distribution is direct ( eg the large chains such as Mondadori, RCS Rizzoli etc. ), indirect vice versa is between the two parties when there is a third figure which deals the only distribution ( publishers of small and medium caliber ). The distribution, in turn, after splits into national and local levels, the first means that our work will be distributed throughout Italy, while the second is distributed only in some regions.
Obviously, these distributions have a cost ranging from 50% to 65% of the cover price of the book and rightly so, this means that the gain of the author of the book tends to fall.

To whom is the book

In our opinion asking around about, talking to people about what to write a book, do not need to accept suggestions. If you do not have ideas, if you do not know what to write then it is not yet time to write the book, take the time that you need to think about it and you'll see that the arguments will be alone. The writing of a book is it fantasy, a book of poetry or a scientific book as we have in our website is something that comes from within yourself, that you sit in front of a pc or take a notebook and write by hand, so it does not matter the way because you already know what to talk and how to talk about it.
The only thing that can be of help with your book and figure out what niche of users you want to achieve, because not everyone will buy your book but you have to target a niche of users who appreciate what you write. If you write a science book it is a book of computer science, medicine or another, the book certainly will not buy a person interested in hunting or fishing, but it will be bought by people interested in science in that specific sector.

The question that arises is:

How many of these people in this sector can be involved to buy the book?
On the 100% of the persons concerned in that sector can draw in those?

Most of the time 100% is reached almost never (not that it is impossible) but to be able to reach 70% or 80% of these people means you have worked hard and have succeeded in their intent. There are no rules for writing a good book, there is what you want to do you read the reader that in the future will buy your book, you have to try to let him know what you think and why you think this, as if you were talking directly to him.
Write a book as if you were to need to read it, identified themselves by the side of the player who is reading your book, trying to figure out what he would like at that time and by what he seeks.

If you succeed you will have good prospects for the future.


About the Author:

 by Angelo Parasporo

was born on 15/10/1982 in Bologna, Brancaleone transferred precisely to a small village in the province of Reggio Calabria. Here I started my professional life and career before achieving the Diploma in Technical Sales, and soon after enrolling at the University of Calabria in the field of Computer Engineering. I spaced on different areas of programming languages, design and realization websites, maintenance, hardware and software and provided consulting services. MI are passionate about this ever since I was 15, I have cultivated and nurtured this passion over the years, constantly by engaging and enriching my culture day by day and through the university career I have undertaken, at my expense, fiddling with different devices that every day I spend in my hands. My passion has led me to share my knowledge with others. So for a little game, a little bit because I believed I started writing. That's how my first book: Android Modding & Programming Toolkit </strong>, a collaboration with a friend and colleague Davide Mammoliti and edited by Narcissus. In addition to countless other passions technological cultivate hobbies. I love the sea in all its aspects also because I live right on a village overlooking the sea. I share a passion for music especially style years ' 80 '90, because in those years cultivated the passion to become a DJ. I like sports especially football and formula one. I love to travel, largely outside Europe, so I can compare with customs and traditions than Italy. For more detailed information on my personal experience and not only can you check out my Curriculum Vitae.</p>

How To Promote A Book


Methods to self marketing book

self marketing

Now it is now not a question of whether or not an author should promote their publication, but how aggressively one should start it.
How to proceed afterward? A general rule is concocted by one cannot for marketing publications. This process clearly has drawbacks, because every book differs and needs an unique specific strategy. Thus, the main matter to do is consider your market.
And that is a great spot to begin--your audience. Presumably, your publication is aimed at markets or a specific market. Maybe it's nature, or nourishment, parenting, health, traveling, mystery lovers. The very first thing would be to track down the magazines which are read by the people that will read your novel.
But before sending a press release take time out to locate who or the editor who reviews novels covers the issue which you've written about.

Below are a few methods to self-market your publication:

  • Organizing for a Writer Interview
A big part of marketing your publication ensuring your name is recognizable for your market and is encouraging yourself. It is possible to go quite a ways to create yourself as a professional by becoming heavily involved with the community that you compose, while you might not reach fad status. To Brand yourself and your work
Websites are an excellent calling card and have become vital advertising tools for writers. Create a site which lets them get to know you as well as your work and provides value. Give folks additional hints and tricks they update any old information, will not locate in the novel and supply news and reviews of your publications and news that you know of in the community. You'll be able to create your own community around your web site if you're really challenging.
  • Organizing for a Writer Interview
Many publishers have done advertising studies demonstrating that writers who participates in writer interviews on the on-line bookstores or supply opinions on their publications sell more books. Big sites, like Borders.com, make a practice of interviewing writers.
  • Trade Shows
Trade Shows are an excellent spot to market your novel. Speaker and every attendee is a potential novel-buyer. Try and organize with your publisher to do a book signing at the trade show bookstore or at their booth. Many writers sell thousands of these publications at a trade show that is single. You can locate an opportunity to discuss at a trade show or are encouraged to speak on among the panels if, the best bet to choose for.
  • Teaching
Teaching is an excellent means to develop your pedagogy. It is also an excellent means to comprehend how individuals learn the technology to ensure they're most readily comprehended and tips on how to best enhance your publications. If you're not considering teaching or community college, you should contemplate teaching classes that are on-line. There are many on-line instruction businesses seeking writers to help educate their classes. Most writers discover a thing that can be done virtually concurrently with writing novels, and on-line teaching to be satisfying, money-making.
  • E-Mail Newsletters
Email newsletters are an excellent direct marketing instrument. Though lots of work, if done right they are able to cause royalty checks and tremendous name recognition from publication sales. Several writers have experienced tremendous success with their e-mail newsletters to the tune of thousands.
  • Consulting/Training
Many publishers appear first for advisers or trainers to writer books on specific subjects. You must stay abreast with what's latest in the technology area, to become known as a specialist locally. It is not bad to diversify if you can -- it is possible to become out of contact with the most recent improvements if you focus just on writing novels. You will be kept by consulting. In addition, in case you 're fortunate, businesses that you consult or the business will need to purchase a replica of your publication for the whole staff.
  • Reviewers
Book reviews that are favorable are always an excellent way to sell novels. Watch out for bylines in journals and magazines specific for your novel issue and coordinate with your publisher to ensure the reviewer receives an early copy of your publication. Trumped up reviews are readily seen through and do not do much for an author's name, but when you get an actual e-mail from a reader with favorable remarks that were special you should request them to post their opinions on Amazon.
  • Magazine Articles
Post bylines have for ages been great novel advocates. Study the leading trade journals both in print and pitch post ideas tangential for your book theme. In addition, you should contemplate writing for some important sites that serve your subject area. You are able to frequently attach excerpts out of your publications (ask your publisher) to bring to popular websites, which promotes your publication at once.
Discussion Groups are an enormous part of a community today. By participating you're getting the name out in the community, making critical contacts that may include magazine editors, book reviewers, publication editors and the actual gurus, and staying present with all the most recent developments.
Newsgroups online, including message and chat forums on proprietary services like Compuserve and AOL, are excellent spots to make yourself understood and market your profession, and your publications, your web site. Many writers have obtained visibility in the internet scripting and programming region, especially on the newsgroups. It is essential to be helpful, answer questions, and make yourself accessible without pushing your novels obnoxiously or too clearly. If you spam the newsgroups or forums you wo n't be served in the long run by it.
  • Amazon Corrections
For those who have a book listed on Amazon.com and want to correct erroneous information on their website, here is the man to contact. Your website react promptly to writer requests to correct advice.
You will locate more details about advertising and promoting your publication from John Kremer's Book Marketplace web site.
Free banner ads are offered by them and you'll be able to add them to your own website. It is an excellent method to create more income in your web page out of your out-of-print books or supplementary content.
There's no complete surety that the site would be recorded, although a fascinating method to market your publication would be to place your web site in search engines like takes a day to upgrade recently added websites.
It is also possible to sign up as a professional in About.com, which supplies an excellent means to boost your work.
Additionally add your site URL in all of your outgoing emails and correspondence. More posts clearly means more perspectives for the publication!

About the Author:
 Jeff Johnson
 The author of the above article is associated with Trendmagnet.in and thus here provide you the best of information about IGNOU Books Online.

Being a Success by Creating Success

Author and Self  Publisher Success

 

Before you start writing a new book in your market category, open Amazon.com on your computer. You're looking for those top sellers in your category. Read the description of those books to find out what there are about. Look at the reviews or at least some of them under the books to learn what reviewers loved or hated about the books.
You can believe this or not, but you will learn a great deal of information researching this. You can not only find good ideas to write your next book about, but you can improve the odds on your book being successful once you click that publish button.
Why would you want to waste time doing this? The answer to that question is because it is far better to waste a little time researching what sells in your category than waste days that turn into months writing a new book that might not sell!
Another point here to consider. Be sure the title of your book hasn't already been used by another Author online. Do a search for that title on Amazon to see if someone else has used it. The last thing you want to do is have your new book online with someone else using the same title.
I remember reading somewhere one day about two authors with the same book cover on different book topics but the point here is clear. Neither Author was happy knowing that the other one had a book with the same cover.
Your goal in Indie publishing is to write top quality books that sell. When you keep the customer happy, the outcome usually reflects upon a positive review for your efforts. Those good reviews will help sell more books.
To write effectively, you must have a clear mind and no distractions to bother you while you are in the zone Sometimes it is hard to find that quality time to write because of life's worries. Unless you are comfortable and in the zone it is better to hold off on writing chapters for your book until those perfect moments come.
An important key to writing a good book is picking a subject area that interests you as the author. Can one write about nursing or world history if they're favorites is romantic fiction or thriller categories?
An important way to get your creative energies going is to do a sheet of things that interest you and add sub-categories to them. It's a great way to find a title for your book as well.
Once you have created the title of your new book, concentrate on each and every chapter going inside the front of the book. Write each chapter down on that list under your title in order so when you begin writing the actual book, you can be ready.
Another point you must consider is an outline sheet of the characters in your story if your book is a fiction novel. You need to do a sheet on each character in the story so you can use or include much of this information as the story unfolds.
Readers like to know whom each character is, their flaws, their positives and any other information they can find out as the story in the book moves on. Things you could include about characters are their physical traits, skills, social abilities, career levels, and family history.
It helps tremendously to have an outline of your story plot before you write the book. This will give you a guide as you write along on your story and you can follow through the process. Many new Indie authors have this sense of urgency to complete books only to fail miserably wanting to know what happen?
A good outline of your story should include what the story is about, what happens to the characters inside the story, where the story is located and how the story will end. It doesn't have to be a long outline as just a couple of pages on the book story should be sufficient.
Another area often overlooked is being precise as you possibly can as you write the book. The more time you spend writing the book, the least mistakes you will make in grammar and spelling. This can save you tons of time on editing and reediting the book.
Sloppy mistakes while writing a book can be avoided by spending more time checking over the material you write while you are there in that moment writing. The difference between fiction and non-fiction books can be light night and day.
Fiction requires proofreading and a professional editor to be sure it is correct but sometimes you could find that it might be in your best interest to edit the book yourself. An editor might change the way some of the information is written in the story to what they think is right.
Books that have professional editing done to them can receive bad reviews or few sales because sometimes readers don't realize that writing can be subjective. A sentence or sentences might be written in such an odd way because it was meant to be because it's the language the people might use in that era. Information in the book might be presented in many different ways.
It might be a good idea to include a foreword chapter in your book explaining to potential readers as to why the language was written in a certain way. Maybe the book was written with a southern flair using the words ain't, gimmie and so on. Sometimes, I believe many books get bad reviews on grammar because the author never presented a foreword in their book explaining to readers why they used this or did that to a chapter in the story.
Non-fiction books don't have to go through an editing process as thoroughly as fiction. Usually, those books aren't scrutinized like their counterparts. Just simple reading back through your work as you write corrects most errors as you continue along. Reading out loud to yourself will help you correct many mistakes you might miss otherwise.
The simple process of slowing down will help you produce more gain in the end. What purpose do you serve to yourself by hurrying through to complete a book only to spend months of turmoil trying to correct many mistakes?
Handing a mistake filled mess over to an excellent editor will cost you money. Unless you're already making money publishing, this will place you in the red right away.
If just starting out in publishing, hiring an editor is a big gamble. Few new authors sell enough books to recover the monies spent editing in the beginning. Take the advice above if you're new. Slow down, watch for mistakes, read out loud, double check your work and screen it through a grammar editing program such as whitesmoke or grammarly to get a great quality book out of the process.
The old rules in Indie publishing are changing. Someone use to could write a book fast, do a little editing, place a cheap book cover on it, promote it a little and make substantial sales.
It was the same with the free five-day kindle promotion. Someone could give their works away for free having thousands of free downloads and gain many sales after the book went back to its regular sale price.
Now you have to work hard advertising it to these free sites, spending many hours doing so just to receive less than a thousand free downloads.
Once you have your book edited correctly, either find someone who makes great book covers or design one yourself if you are qualified. It's not that difficult to create your own professional cover for your book. Using a photo editor like Paint shop Pro will do the job nicely.
Design a couple of covers taking your time doing so and compare them side by side to see which one appeals to you the most. You want a book cover that stands out in the crowd that customers will notice. Quality helps sell books! You can always go back later in the game and change your book cover to another one.
Before you upload your book to the world, make sure you include links to your blog or website. Add links to other books you have already written and include links for that reader to follow you. You might want to add a link for the readers to contact you.
This is a way to advertise yourself and your books to other readers just through one book alone. The best thing about it is that it actually works. Place these links in the back of your book.
There are so many missed opport

 About the Author:

by BM Master
Computer Information Systems degree, Retired Networking Analyst, Management Professional, Micro-Stock Photographer, Author,eBook Marketing. The rest of what time I have left is for rest, sleep, fishing, hunting or other outdoor activities. Sometimes I may have to swap one for the other.