How to Avoid Some Common Publishing Mistakes

Self-publishing your text could have an intense curve. Since you spend all that time and energy on writing your masterpiece, you want to make sure you do everything correctly—or as right as you think it to be. Many authors have already made inevitable mistakes.

Therefore, let’s learn from their mistakes so that your journey is smooth, and experience is positive. 

  • Scraping the cover layout—The ‘First Impression‘ is not only important—they are everything in book sales. Authors usually save money and create their front covers, at times, which can lead to disaster. So, the best possible way is to hire an experienced book designer with a good standing. 


  • Not-Modifying your book’s illustration—The best way to write a good book description, is to read as many of them as you can, and you will see a standard structure to the writing with various plot hints highlighted. Spend some time reading books at a bookstore or on your computer to cruise your favourite online book retail. 


  • Inadequate Market Study—To be able to get the maximum advantage of selling your book, you’ll want to study the market well. Find out which books are selling quick and more importantly-why, who your key demographic is and how to reach them.


  • Skipping the Revision process—Editors are capable of spotting spelling blunders and grammar errors at a distance. So, before you hire one, first edit the book yourself and try to get it as “perfect” as possible.


  • Publishing at the wrong time—Take a look at your calendar and do a little research online to find out when you should release your book. Try finding a timely connection that might help position your book as relevant. Launching your book at the right time can do good business for the book. 


  • Being unreliable about the release date—The central part of marketing is setting up your audience’s expectations. But what can quickly destroy your relationship is becoming unreliable. So, make sure you’re being truthful about your publishing date, and not let your readers down.


  • The incorrect technicality of your book—Different booksellers have different technical requirements that need to be strictly followed. Find out which file type they prefer to upload and make sure you choose the one best suited to your manuscript. 


  • Lack of advertisement–-No one will buy your book if no one knows about it, right? 


So, market your book to as many people as possible—even before it’s published. Alluring your audience during the writing process invites them to be a part of the journey. It guides you to spread the word about your book and buy it when it’s released.


  • Wrongly Priced—If the price of your book is too high, no one will even think of buying it but if it’s too low, you may increase your sales—but you won’t be selling your book at what it’s worth. Worse is that readers may assume that because your book is cheap, it’s not good. So, be very mindful about pricing it. 


  • Giving up on your first wash-out—Persistent writing is the key to success. Every book is an experience that will help you get higher and higher. Sometimes it’s just a matter of time. So, don’t give up it your first book did not do good, keep writing. When it comes to publishing your book, do not rush through the process. Do it right the first time.


Conclusion—By this time you have already done the hardest part of the process—”Writing”, which is worthy of celebration. You’ll have a fan base, already to encourage you. Better still, every new book you publish will boost the sales of your older books, as readers will want to explore other works you have written. And that is where success begins.


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