If you self published your own book, how long does it take to make money from it?
I have self-published two books so far, with a third in the making. I don't think there is a concrete answer for your question, as sales depends on a combination of factors. Some factors to be considered are topic, interest in that topic, pricing, how much marketing you have done and whether or not you have a following before publishing. My books have had very few sales so far, but I do anticipate with time it will get better. I have also read that the more a person writes and publishes, the better the chances of making sales. There are exceptions to the rule and some authors become overnight successes, but for the most part it is a lot of hard work. Do not let this deter you from publishing, but you also have to be realistic in your expectations.
It depends. How well are you promoting the book? Do you have a lot of facebook friends, a twitter following, a hubpages following? Do you have a way to spread the word that your book is good? Ask people who have read it to write online reviews to get the word out.
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