Books Tagged With book

“You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.”
― Benjamin Mee, We Bought a Zoo
  1. People judge a book by it’s cover – it’s just true. If you want money for your book, it has to look good against the top-sellers. Get a genre-specific book cover that looks like a professional did it. You can try places like The Book Cover Designer if you want a huge selection of covers and more budget-friendly price. (Avoid the $20-$30 ones! They’re often reworking Pixabay and other free images into several different covers and have no compunction against reusing them with slight modifications. You get what you pay for.)
  2. Make time to be brave – Ask all your literate friends/co-workers/etc – if they read your genre – for feedback.
  3. Never buy reviews, but you can pay to have your book added to lists that have people who do reviews as a hobby.
  4. Oh, and get an editor or two.
      Note: Editors need to have a specialty, so make they do and that you get the right kind. The prices for editors varies as well and you don’t always get what you paid for. Shop around – when getting recommendations, ask why they are recommended.
      * If you can’t afford an editor, don’t be proud – get help. Even if it’s Uncle Charlie, whom you heard had a passing interest in the genre but has a firm grip on grammar, he’s better than none.

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