4 Lessons Learnt Between Books 10 and 11

Posted 08/01/2018 by tiffanyshand in Author Platform, Creative Business, Self Publishing, Writing / 0 Comments

Every time I publish a book – and as you’ve seen in previous posts –  I like to reflect on what I’ve learnt from each of them and I always learn something. No matter how many books you publish there’s always more to learn. A few months a go I publish my 10 and 11th books.

Here’s what I learnt from books 10 and 11:

  1. It’s important to publish on a fairly regular basis. By publishing regularly readers don’t forget about you and it’s a great way of building your audience more.
  2. Publishing shorter novels is a great way of building up your back-list. Every author nowadays need to have a fairly large blacklist to engage readers and promote their books. By writing shorter novels, short stories or novellas you can build up your back-list easily and quickly. I discovered that I like writing shorter novels in general and my audience seems to prefer them over my longer books.
  3. No matter how experienced you are something claws go wrong. No matter how many books you’ve launched whether it be 2 or 20 something can always go wrong in the launch. It’s best to always be prepared for anything and deal with it without getting too stressed out.
  4.  Newsletter swaps are great way of promotion. Newsletter swaps where you advertise another’s authors book in your newsletter in exchange for them advertising your book in their newsletter is a great way of promoting your new release.

What lessons have you learned by publishing your books?

 

About tiffanyshand

I'm Tiffany Shand. A writer, blogger, editor and online entrepreneur. I'm the author of the urban fantasy Excalibar Investigations Series. I write paranormal romance and non-fiction books for authors.

Posted 08/01/2018 by tiffanyshand in Author Platform, Creative Business, Self Publishing, Writing / 0 Comments