5 Lessons Learnt Between Books 5 and 6

Posted 04/09/2017 by tiffanyshand in Author Platform, Authorship, Writing / 1 Comment

I always like to reflect on what I’ve learnt every time I release a book. After releasing three books and a box set a few months ago, I can definitely say I’ve learnt a lot.

Here’s the 5 lessons I’ve learnt in between books 5 and 6.

  1. Building your author platform takes time. Building a proper solid author platform can take time and is something best created before you even start writing a book. I didn’t know what an author platform was when I first started out, but over the past year I have been working hard to start building a solid platform for myself.
  2. Sometimes you don’t sell books until you got a lot of them. I got very low sales with my first two books Denai Touch and Denai Bound. Regularly publishing work and having quite a few books definitely helps to increase sales.
  3. 3 Networking is important. One thing I’ve definitely learnt over my two-year publishing journey is that networking is very important and should something that shouldn’t be left until the last minute.
  4. Writing short books is a great way of increasing my backlist. After writing three short novellas, I found out that it is a great way of increasing my backlist. The amount of time it would take to write one novel, I could have written at least three novellas instead.
  5. 5 Writing becomes easier and harder. After writing several books, I’ve realised that writing becomes both easier and harder. It becomes easier because I have more experience and hopefully better practices writing novels. I also don’t have the same luxury I had with my first novel which was no pressure producing more books or wondering if my next series will be any good.

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 04/09/2017 by tiffanyshand in Author Platform, Authorship, Writing / 1 Comment


  • Jillian H A Schleger

    Fantastic post! And great advice to write shorter novellas instead of one massive book! Great help for me on my journey 🙂 I’ve just started with one EBook under my belt <3