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Chris A. Baird | May 21, 2020
Is self-publishing books a good idea for novice writers?

If you are anxious enough about how to publish your book as a novice writer, then you're in the right place. Learn some highly recommended self-publishing for novice writers tips and strategies.

This Will Be A Good Start

Before I answer this question, I need to let you know that the fifth answer to this question is a secret you are not going to want to miss. So let's get started. The question that was sent to me today was, is self-publishing books a good idea for novice writers?

That is what we're going to take a very close look at. The first question is, where exactly do you get started if you want to know if it's a good location? Well, what exactly would make it a good location?

Because we don't want to ask a novice writer to start writing in a place that isn't particularly good. In other words, it is self-publishing. Maybe it's some of the other options we want to go for a major publishing house.

What if I hire an agent? or there are all sorts of options that are available for self-publishers. But before I answer that, check out my free Checklist that has secrets for self-publishing that you're going to want to take a look at.

I've used it to publish over 170 books. I think it will help you. So let's get right on into it.

When I first started publishing, I wasn't very tempted at all to go with the self with the formal publishing route. I had read some books on self-publishing for novice writers and found out how easy it was to get going self-publishing. 

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I was a little bit unsure if that was completely true. As it turns out it was exactly true, it was easy. Well, partially easy.

In some ways, it was quite difficult because there are so many things to learn. And for each skill that you're working on, you learn additional skills. That you didn't even have a clue were going to be necessary to take you down this particular journey.

Tips To Have Eager Buyers

What I found was that literally like cover design, descriptions, or all of these other things, they become very very complicated. So in some ways, it would have been easier to just have somebody who could do it for me.

Well, the answer is, let me get right into the answers. The first thing is yes it is a perfect place to get started. And so it doesn't require much effort.

It doesn't require any down costs per se. There's not that much to learn, it's very easy. You can break it down step by step.

And so as a novice author, this is a fantastic place. I am sometimes surprised why more novice authors don't put their books out into on the Kindle right to get there ebooks out into the market.

So it's also great for experienced writers. If you're looking to make 70% royalties as opposed to 10% royalties. This is a fantastic way to go about doing that.

The other thing to remember is that you can learn all the different aspects of what it takes to create and sell ebooks. So there's, there's a whole series of things. Like I was commenting a little earlier.

You're going to need to learn to get this done. So, a couple of them include a sales copy. In other words when you're creating the descriptions for your books, what kind of words do you need to do to sell?

You also need to find a market. Is there a market for the books that you're selling or interested in selling?

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The next would be, your covers. What kind of cover sells best? is it just any old cover?

It's amazing the cover some people put out there on Amazon. They're terrible but this is something that would be part of it that you would begin to learn. Another would be running ads.

Top Secret Tip Revealed

It's impossible to sell lots of books on Amazon without running ads. And so, that's another aspect of it's something else to learn.

But also if you did have to go a different route on publishing than self-publishing. That would be something that I would want to consider. Another would be content marketing.

Learning about your audiences. How to write for them and how to pull that traffic into exactly their thing. And the next would be the financials.

In other words, how much money can you expect to earn and how much money comes in? Maybe you're going to need to hire some accountants. Maybe you're going to need to hire other people to go
about doing this.

Okay, so that's important. And then on to my number five, which would be the top tip which would be the secret. It is to position yourself to sell a puff to a publishing house when the time comes.

And that's an important one to remember. If they already see that you're able to get books publishing and stuff then, then it makes it a lot easier for them to take a chance on you. Their biggest concern about courses is that you're going to be able to sell your books.

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And so, when they see that you've already got an audience. You've got a following to your content marketing, you're running ads, you've got plenty of sales on your existing books. They know there's not a big risk because you have a lot of readers.

We're going to be very eager to buy the books that you're going to publish through them. So as you can see, it is in fact, a very good idea to start self-publishing for novice writers. what about you? What have you found? 

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