Reblogged from writepublishpromote.com with permission of Janet Matthews.
Today indie author Janet Matthews shares her views on book marketing and promotion.
One of the great things about being an indie author is the freedom to experiment with writing in different styles and genres. But, as today’s post from guest author Janet Matthews shows, just because you can doesn’t necessarily mean you should…
I mentioned in my last article that my initial foray into the world of writing ebooks started several years ago when I joined an online challenge to write 500 words a day for 30 days. To my amazement not only did I complete the challenge but I also enjoyed it. I found it an extremely cathartic experience, especially as the book contained a small part of “my story”. As soon as the book had been published I was eager to start another book, but struggled for a while to decide on a topic. Because of my success with my previous book I decided to stick to a similar theme and write about what I had learned from another personal experience, that I thought worthy of passing on to others. On this occasion my book was for people with a gluten intolerance and aimed at advising them on how to have a healthy gluten free diet.
So often we can come up with topics that we feel comfortable writing about or that we have the relevant experience to make it a believable book, but often, we don’t always give any thought to how those books might “hang together”. How does the sale of one enhance the sale of another and any future books.
Beat the Diet Trap: Discover the Truth about Weight Loss and Learn How to Change the Habits of a LifetimeI made a similar mistake with my 3rd book. I have always been interested in weight loss having run a weight loss class in my local town and worked for a weight loss company for several years. As a result I have done lots of research into the real reasons why we put on weight and what we can do about it. And so my third book was born. All of my books were loosely tied together under the “health” umbrella, but none of them were likely to help the sale of my other books..
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