In the world of self-publishing, you write, publish, and promote your book. If you are fully equipped with the right tools, doing all bits and pieces at the right time, and targeting your right audience, you get lucky and can earn millions from your work.
Some successful self-published authors including Amanda Hocking and EL James have sold millions of copies of their books through maximizing their strategies in promoting their books around the world. They have their own ways and techniques in pursuing the kind of success they achieved. And for sure, they have become your inspiration. You start imagining yourself reaching that same kind of fame and acquiring that same amount of profit.
While it is great to know that these authors have served as your inspiration, you don’t need to imitate their styles. You have written a book and come up with a unique theme that makes you a distinctive writer. For sure you can do the same distinctiveness to come up with new ideas on how you can work on your promotion without necessarily chasing the same legacy of those who have already succeeded. In order to reach the peak in your self-publishing journey, you need to take the risks, invest, and above all, work beyond your comfort zone.
All these factors, when summed up, will result to great profits in the end. In order for them to be working well, old ideas should be eliminated. Sometimes, you feel that your mind is full of different ideas, ramblings, and problems on how you start responding to them all together. Over thinking about any causes and possibilities of your actions can result to being sluggish. And so, like the overused line goes: DON’T RUSH THINGS OUT. Set your self-publishing goals one after the other in order to avoid stress.
Know that you are in charge of your every decision and move in self-publishing. So, when you feel like your head is about to burst due to so much over thinking; perhaps, it’s time for you to clean up your mind from all these. You can try these tips to begin: stop at what you are doing, listen to calming or soothing music to de-clog your mind, watch a wonderful view of green grasses outside your house, or take a walk outside to keep you away from all the bombarding thoughts in your mind.
Go back to the basics about self-publishing. Focus on one book marketing strategy, make time to think without distractions, set your goal based on that focus, maximize all print and digital materials that are only related to that strategy, and take actions that are only related to your set goal, and achieve it slowly but surely.
Always be positive. Starting your day positively on what you do will make you gain upbeat results of your strategies in the end. And when you are slowly achieving your goals, it is safe to say that you are now on your comfort stage of taking more actions for the benefit of your journey.
Take higher steps when you feel accomplished. While working on your own comfort zone can provide positive results in your book marketing strategies, it is not enough to stay on that stage. Move further and hop on to taking advantage of the other book marketing strategies you have in your mind. Moving forward is now maximizing the other available sources anywhere in the world such as the social media, the print media, the World Wide Web, online forums for your fans, community exhibits, and more means that can help your book promotion strategies work even better.
Stress- free environment is simply among the many factors for your successful self-publishing journey. Without it, it will be too hard for you to even know where to begin. Like any other episodes in life, self-publishing needs your time, effort, and actions; and in the end you get the consequences—bad or good. You might need some help from the others in the process; yet so long as you know your focus, you will never be lost.