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Questions about how an author became a best seller? Ask here!

Questions about how an author became a best seller? Ask here!

During the last months, Thursdays have been devoted to interview successful authors about their publishing journey in order to gain insight about what works and what does not in turning a newly published e-book into a best-selling or at least a mid-list book.

Today, rather than interviewing an author about their publishing journey, we decided to interview our readers.

 Before interviewing more authors, we would like to help us draw a list of questions that are relevant for authors wondering how best to promote their books.

The current template on which we base our questions to interviewed authors is the following.

1) For authors who used only one method of publishing

Your book(s) [XYZ] has/ve been [self-published/published by an Indie publisher/published by an imprint of the Big 6], why did you choose that method of publishing as opposed to [self-publishing/publishing with a publisher]

What marketing tools have you used to promote your book?

Which one/s have proven most effective?

2) For authors who have tried more than one method

What made you switch from being [self-published/published by an Indie publisher/published by an imprint of the Big 6] to being [self-published/published by an Indie publisher/published by an imprint of the Big 6]?

Are you happy with your decision?

In your experience, what would you say did are the relative advantages and inconvenient of each publishing method?

Now, it is your turn to ask questions.

Use the comment section below to post questions you would like any successful writer to answer about how they made it!

We will ask these questions to the authors we interview in the future, so stay posted!

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6 Responses to "Questions about how an author became a best seller? Ask here!"

  1. Kelly Bunn says:

    The tone of these early pages felt quite intimate and even confessional, as both Jake and then Thomas are confiding to the reader. The reader instantly feels privy to information that other characters in the book aren’t aware of, and this instantly places them alongside the main characters.

  2. J.P. Lane says:

    Which have you found to be a more effective promotional tool: book signings or online promotion via Facebook and Twitter?

  3. dirk dupon says:

    What would you say to a new self publishing author if he asked you how to promote his/ her first ebook online?

  4. A. R. Braun says:

    What are the mistakes you made before you were a bestseller that you wouldn’t do again? And how do you promote without annoying people?

  5. Larry Kollar says:

    How do you balance promotion so that people don’t get fed up with your efforts? What promotional avenues am I missing by focusing on [Twitter/FB/pick it]?

  6. William Sparks says:

    Here is a question:

    Do you have a book trailer? If yes, is it useful, if no, did you consider it? If yes, how did you produce it and did the resulting sales cover the costs?

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