After you write “The End”

We all know a book isn’t finished when you write “The End.” It is just the beginning of a long and arduous journey.

The next steps are writing a query letter, taglines, blurbs, and synopsis. Then you send these out…and send them out…and hopefully one day you get a request to read the full manuscript.

If it is accepted, you still are not done. There are line edits and copy edits, and sometimes rewrites of whole scenes. But finally you send baKaren's Bookck the final galley proof with a sigh of relief. Then, in a few weeks or months, you hold the finished product in your hands.

If you decide to self publish, you must hire an editor, find a good cover artist who shares your vision, and if you lack the patience to do this yourself, hire a tech person to format the pages.

And then you upload it to your author platform.

Wait for this…in either scenario, you are still not finished.

The book is published. Now it is up to you to promote it.

I am happy to tell you that a friend of mine has published a book that tells you how you can do this it is called “How to Become a Best-selling Author Using Powerful and Easy-to-Make Videos, then Leveraging them Over the Top (How to Become a Best Seller Book 1)”. 

The title is almost longer than the book, but believe me, those 69 pages are loaded with information. She tells you what you needs to do and then tells you how to do it, plus providing the resources.

I just completed my first book trailer video, following her guidelines. I think it turned out pretty well, considering I never did one before. Heck, I never thought I could do one until I read the book. If you are curious, here’s the link: A Question of Loyalty.

The book is reasonably priced for the wealth of information it contains. I believe it will be a helpful addition to your promotion toolkit.

You may have written the best book in the history of literature, but unless you promote it no one will ever know.






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