I enjoyed “I Just Published my Book. Now What?” for three reasons. First, Nicholas writes with his voice of experience, so clearly that one cannot help but to learn from this information; second, the information is a treasure for any self-publishing or wants to be a self-publishing author; and lastly, by posting this information he doesn’t just help himself, he is providing assistance to others showing that he remembers where he has been and is willing to help the rest of us avoid some of the pitfalls of self publishing.
Second, you’d be amazed how often I hear that question in LinkedIn’s author groups. With some 3,000 new books published every day, I have serious doubts that you can just sit back and wait for readers to stumble on your book, or for word of mouth to work its magic. The chances of that happening are probably similar to that of winning the lottery, in which case you don’t even need the long hours and hard work that goes hand-in-hand with a career as an author (if you don’t believe me, you may want to check out this post by Pedro Barrento on Indies Unlimited).
So, what are the next steps after publication? Before I can answer that, I need to ask one question of my own first: is this your first book? You see…
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