I was talking with an old friend this week, who is one of the most knowledgeable retail marketing specialists I know. He’s written a number of books over the years, but his self publishing skills are by comparison, almost non-existent. Sometimes life’s like that – we know so much about what we do, but learning new tricks, especially in an industry that is increasingly complex and fraught with pitfalls, is just too hard. And this is how it is with my friend. Despite having attended a number of great training events over the last few years, and having had some moderate success with his books, crossing that hurdle of knowing enough to get real traction with his books is just too hard.
We agreed that I’d help him with that. I’m very excited about doing so – because he’s a great marketing specialist. And I respect him immensely, so it’s a joy for me to be able to ‘show him a bit of good stuff’ around what I do well.
But this overall got me thinking about some of the most common FAQ’s about writing and publishing non-fiction that I am address with each week.
FAQs Like These:
- How long should my book be?
- How can you be sure of good structure?
- What should I write in – which program?
- Is it really necessary to write it all or can I just record it and get it transcribed?
- I know Amazon is important, but really do I have to be on there?
- What’s KDP Unlimited?
- How do I get an Author Page set up properly?
- Why can’t I get better reviews?
- How do I get reviews?
- Why are reviews important?
- How do I decide which categories are right for my book?
- Should I use Facebook Ads for promoting my books?
- What kind of files should I create my ebook in?
- Should I do a book launch? What kind?
- What is Ingram Spark exactly?
Oh – the list is endless… these are just a few things I’m frequently asked about.
Starting this coming Thursday, 17th January I’m going to start having open hangout sessions in my Authority Author’s Cafe space on Zoom – so you can ask me any of these and get straight answers, easy solutions, and helpful sharing about all these things. Every Thursday morning at 10am. I’ll be here.
But you gotta Register so I know to expect you. It won’t matter if there’s one of us, 10, or 100…. let’s just talk publishing ok…
Please review it share it, or create a set of questions… decide if you want to attend once or a dozen times… but don’t hold onto those burning questions any longer… I’m here to help.