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How to Self-Publish a Best Seller
Best Written Books are Not Best Sellers: Best Marketed Books are Best Sellers!
Not the Best Book, But Best Marketed
Best Marketed Books are Best Sellers!
Today I begin a journey to self-publish my best seller. It is a process that is not for the faint-of-heart. Why do I believe I can be the exception? I believe I can do almost anything. Some examples from my profile http://dallas93444.hubpages.com/ are my beliefs:
- I want on my headstone: "He did it, rather than wished he had done it"
- I was born with nothing and I still have most of it… Yet, I was born with everything I need.
- Everybody dies, but not everybody lives…
- I am not “normal.” Normal people do normal things. Simple words so far… What makes me “different?”
This is not about how great I am. This is about my trial and errors of creating a publishing company and become a vertically integrated writer from the creative process of writing, publishing (yes, contracting out the printing of the book) marketing and distribution.
My book has evolved from my original efforts as noted in my hubpages first chapter. The final book is slightly similar. It has been a difficult process. My readers have told me my book is great! It has 120,000 words. It is available in eBook with imbedded videos and hyperlinks. Printed versions in both “normal 10pt Verdana font” and large print are avalilable at your local book store. If not on the shelves, they can order - ISBN 9780984685004. Also availaable at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com - Kindle version: http://www.amazon.com/Eyes-Wide-Shut-Enigma-ebook/dp/B0064U3CXC - book version: http://www.amazon.com/Eyes-Wide-Shut-An-Enigma/dp/0984685006 My marketing will make the difference!
New York Best Selling Author Review!
New York best-selling author, Kathryn Lynn Davis, who wrote, “Mesmerizing suspense and breathtaking action, scientific genius, the threat of world destruction and the power of one man determined to stop it. The concept is both shocking and frightening, and it’s so well written that I was completely overtaken by the chilling reality created in these pages.”
OK, “Big Shot,” Now What?
This is a process. As per successful “self-publishers” that are vertically integrated – a how to book noted in picture - I will first set-up a website for my book. This website will have interactive videos, testimonials, sales page with links to Amazon. A small incremental step… Be patient as I work 24/7 night and day to pull this off!
My purpose for this article is to invite fellow hubbers who have comments, or suggestions to learn from “live-on-going” process of me obtaining my lofty goal. I invite referrals, endorsements and etc. I “ain’t proud!” I do not know all the answers. I do not know all of the questions, but I want to share my commitment and desire to be the best I can be.
Another resource is from an outstanding, established self-published author, Dan Poyntor: http://parapublishing.com/sites/para/
I want to do everything I can. I will only subcontract chores I cannot, or that is not cost effective for me to do.