His books — which centre around characters such as Donovan Creed, a former CIA assassin "with a weakness for easy women" and Emmett Love, a former gunslinger — are unlikely to trouble the Booker Prize judges. But nevertheless they are immensely popular among the new e-Book fraternity, selling a copy every seven seconds and making him only the eighth author in history to sell a million copies on Amazon's Kindle — a milestone he passed this week.
His success has even sent one of his books Saving Rachel into the New York Times bestseller list and has Hollywood interested in turning them into films.
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Sunday 06 October Self publishing writer becomes million seller An entrepreneur has turned the writing world upside down by becoming the first author to sell more than a million electronic books without a publishing deal. Related Articles. He has already made a fortune from the business world and private investments.
He has had seven books in the top 34 and 8 books in the Top 50 at the same time. Your latest fiction ebook sold copies in just over three weeks on Amazon? How did you do that? To get the word out, I did tons of grassroots marketing, ie:. Creating a Facebook Fan Page ;. Marketing on my Google author blog and She Writes blog; and. As you can see, all of these are free methods.
And this has to be a multi-channel effect. You simply have to get the story out of you. Just get it written, and then do a little digging online to figure out how to publish it.
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What took you so long to devote yourself to it and what advice would you give others who realize that this is their path? My advice to others is to simply start. You can write a book one week and have it live, for sale, on a number of websites, within a day or two. First, get it out of you, and then publish and promote the hell out of it. I think this is one of the reasons my Loving a Texan from New Orleans has done so well. I married my Amber Creek pen with my real name, Cassandra Black, on the cover. I was missing a whole audience by writing under a name other than my own.
This may not work for everyone, but I had a history online and a built in audience with my business publications. I married Amber and Cassandra and put out that book using both names, and my sales have skyrocketed.
This is simple. Write out of order: If you have to, this is fine. Show instead of tell.
This became a little easier for me after taking a screenwriting class. Write, first; edit later. Just get the story told. But when you double back to edit, obliterate as many of those suckers as you can. FYI — find this post informative? Please pin it on Pinterest. Visit our freelance writing bookstore for a ton of opportunities freelance writing and internet marketing to get you started. I agree…I have just started learning about self-publishing, all this time have been struggling to write books for publishers..
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And good luck if you decide to give self-publishing a try. Love it! Glad you found the info informative. I plan to start this as soon as my fiction ebook is done. Such an informative post! Very inspiring and helpful post.guayharlirandha.tk
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Like you, I find non-fiction very easy to write; fiction has never been my forte. I know the feeling Nina of focusing on trying to pay bills before turning your attention to your own stuff.
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When I decided to start writing and self-publishing my own line of ebooks, I took an income hit. I knew it was coming — and sometimes it got a little scary — but I knew I wanted to diversify my income streams, so I knuckled down and did it. Very inspiring! For me, publishing non-fiction is so much easier. You are putting together information and presenting it in a readable manner. Fiction is more of your heart and soul, so I feel like it has to be exact and perfect in order to publish.
Really need to just hit the publish button. This is a very inspiring post. In fact, I have written a few screenplays but never did anything with them. I guess my issue is the same : trying to pay the bills before I focus on writing my non-fiction pieces.
I think I am going to revisit some titles I have been dying to write, but never got around to because I was always focusing on my clients. Thank you for restoring my inspiration and my motivation to step into my brilliance. I've been making money writing for clients and from my own info products since You can too.