I just read an article titled: Exactly how I self-published my book, sold 180,000 copies,and nearly doubled my revenue Which is kind of a book,
What should you expect starting out and how do you define success?
…at the end of my drafts I keep NOTES where I put plot points that need to be addressed, names of characters I might forget and sections in need of a rewrite. Before I convert to an ARC I delete the NOTES section.
ONLY I DIDN’T
Book covers are money. ROI. Ways to find your readers. Not something to indulge yourself with. Here’re the “Rules.”
One of the most common indie mistakes: RUSHING INTO PRINT. 99% of the time the book’s not ready and neither is the author for the monumental task of being their own publicist.
If you’re with a big publisher, your critique partner should be your editor. But you don’t have that. So the first lesson is the most difficult: FIND A CRITIQUE PARTNER.
This is not a reader. This is not your friend or family or guy at the bar. This has to be a writer. And besides being a writer, they have to be as good as you are – or close. Not a lot better, because that’s a teacher or mentor. Not a lot worse, they won’t have anything to offer.