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Book recommendations on book blogs are increasingly influencing the sales of a title. In addition to traditional press work, marketing via blogs is now not to be underestimated. But how do you get a book blogger to report on your title?
Whether you're a published author or self-publishing, if your book sells, you'll receive an author's royalty. But how are royalties calculated, how much is left over in the end and who all earns money from the sale of your book?
A writing competition offers still unknown authors the chance to present their own texts and reach a larger audience or to try out different text genres. Genre competitions in particular, which specialise in crime fiction, science fiction or fantasy, often offer a good opportunity for self-publishers.
Using professional photos to whet the reader's appetite and clear instructions to make them smell the dish as they read - that's what writing your own cookbook is all about. 2,000 recipe books are published every year. How do you make your cookbook stand out from the rest and what tips do you have on design and structure?
The first page of the book is not the first page of the text. When you open a book, the very first thing you see is the bastard title. But what is that and what is the structure of a book before it starts with the actual content?
Designing an author's homepage in compliance with data protection laws - don't give warnings a chance
Many people underestimate the importance of a legally secure presence on the Internet. The reason for this is on the one hand ignorance and on the other hand the assumption that legal components are less important for "a small site". We have compiled the most important pitfalls in relation to your author homepage for you.
The Goodreads reading community is one of the most important recommendation platforms for books. Goodreads users can create their own catalogs or reading lists of favorite books on the platform and give star ratings to books. This promotes the visibility and findability of your books. Reviews on reading communities can help you generate more sales in the long run.
It's all well and good to refer to your own book on social networks with a link. But a real incentive to buy is not connected with it. Using stories to make your book and you as an author interesting and tangible - that's storytelling. And that's how you arouse the interest of your customers and convince them to buy your work.
Finally, your book that you've been working on for months, maybe years, is out. And now? Only a few sales ripple in, even after weeks or months. What could be the reason? To find out, allow for self-criticism and criticism from others, and examine your book closely. Is it really good enough or has it missed its target audience? Or can you improve the marketing?
Nothing. A new customer or reader knows absolutely nothing about your book when he first sees it in an online shop or bookstore. The first thing he sees and reads is the book title. Only if your book title arouses curiosity, interest and enthusiasm will a potential reader take a closer look at your book. After all, along with the book cover and blurb, the book title is one of the first and most important impressions of a potential book buyer. Find out what makes a really good book title and what options you have to find a meaningful title. You'll also learn why you shouldn't use a book title generator.
A publishing house can be founded quickly and without major formal hurdles - but in order to run it successfully, there are economic, professional and legal aspects to consider. As a small publisher, you operate within an industry dominated by large publishing houses. What do you have to pay attention to when you want to found a publishing house?