Avoid These 5 Things If You Want to Become a Bestselling Author

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You are never going to be a best-selling author.

Think about that for a moment.

Are you angry? Does reading such a statement fill you with agitation, indignation, or even anger?

Good. Then there’s still time for you to do something for that.

There are plenty of reasons as to why some authors just aren’t going to make it. This is not a question of the quality of their book. In fact, have you ever read a book that didn’t sell particularly well, and it’s so brilliant, you can’t understand why that happened? Certainly. By the same token, have you ever read a book that’s so dreadful, you can’t believe it’s been such a powerhouse of a best-seller? Most definitely.

There’s a reason for that. In fact, it comes down to a number of factors.

How To Be A Best-Selling Author

Let’s back up for a second. The truth of the matter is that no one is saying you are definitely not going to be a best-selling author. If you’re preparing to release your first book, you should do that. You’ve worked hard at this book. It deserves to be released to the world at large.

However, unless you put your best foot forward during the release of your book, you will guarantee that you are never going to be a best-selling author.

To that end, here are five reasons you will never be a best-selling author, unless you make some serious changes to how you perceive marketing and other elements:

1. You’re not spending enough time learning about yourself, the book you’ve written, and the audience that you want to reach. When you know yourself, you know what you want to accomplish. When you know the book, you know what you want the book to accomplish. When you know your audience, you know how best to approach them with your book.

2. You haven’t taken the design aspect seriously. Whether you hire someone, or go the DIY route, you want your book to resemble something that looks as though it deserves to compete with the releases from the major publishers.

3. Your book is poorly edited. Even if you want to do everything yourself, you may want to find someone who can help you in this area.

4. You’re not taking the marketing seriously. Are you doing everything to market your book properly?

5. You’re paying for services you don’t even need. Too many writers get suckered in by so-called “professional” services.

Can you change these things? We know that you can. Browse through our posts, and keep coming back here for all the details.

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Al is known as the Fit Martial Writer. He's the operations manager at http://WritersRise.com and is also a fat loss and martial arts coach.
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