How to Be a Successful Author in Today’s Market

by | Jan 2, 2024 | Being in Business as an Author

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Every client I work with wants to figure out how to be a successful author, and I’m proud to be a part of that (extremely) educational journey because it’s usually a lot more complex than people think.

But the good news is that as long as you have the right attitude, and you’re prepared to learn as you go and put in the work, you will reach readers, sell books, win awards, all the amazing things we dream of when we first start typing away at our manuscript.

And since learning how to be a successful author can get super confusing, I’ve pulled together a collection of articles from the Being in Business as an Author section of our blog that guarantee you’ll find some solid direction.

15 Must-Have Tools for Authors Plus Bonus Downloads

We all need a good arsenal of resources and tools to successfully market our books, and develop our brands. That’s why I pulled together an up-to-date list of my top recommendations, to make things easier on you.

You can read the post here.

From Zero to Bestseller: Creating a Foolproof Book Marketing Plan

Creating a book marketing plan can be a daunting task. Not only do you have to come up with a list of strategies, but you have to develop a timeline that ensures you check everything off your list, and in the right order. Take a look at my recommendations and I guarantee you’ll feel more prepared.

You can read the post here.

How to Self-Publish a Book on Amazon with Your Future Success in Mind

It’s an impressive feat to develop and publish a book. But when you’re trying to figure out how to be a successful author you have to think long-term. And thinking long-term will affect the things you do today, and for your release. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered, read this piece!

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Step-by-Step: How to Successfully Market a Self-Published Book

Self-publishing a book is empowering. It gives you full control over not just your product and the production, but also the marketing, and the long-term options for your brand development. The publishing industry is constantly evolving, so having plenty of control ensures you’re evolving with it. Check out my tips specifically for self-published authors.

You can read the post here.

Top 10 Challenges Authors Face When Marketing a Book – and the Solutions

Let’s get real, being in business as an author isn’t for the weak! There are plenty of challenges, and sadly the solutions aren’t really clear. Until now. I’ve outlined the top 10 challenges I see most authors face, and how to tackle them successfully.

You can read the post here.

How to Market a Book for a More Successful Launch

Book launches are chaotic at best, especially if you’re dialed into wanting to do all the right things for marketing and promotion. But the biggest mistake I see authors make is not prioritizing the right things. It’s easy to get caught up in doing everything when in reality, it can be a lot simpler with smart planning and a realistic timeline.

You can read the post here.

Resources and Free Downloads

Download our free monthly book marketing planner.

Helpful list of book awards and contests.

Our podcast episode on book awards and contests.

Proven strategies to increase sales potential on Amazon.

How to be a successful author who hosts events!

Self-Publishing a Book: 6 Critical Things Every Author Must Prepare For

Why your Amazon reviews are getting pulled and what to do about it.

Check out all the episodes of our book promotion podcast anywhere you listen to podcasts!

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