Books are a transformation vehicle with the power to change lives and change a reader's mindset. They can also be a "hook" that lets the reader know they want to work more with you and your company. Lifestyle Entrepreneurs, founded by Jesse Krieger, offers a hybrid approach that lands somewhere between self-publishing and traditional publishing, but in our opinion much better than either of those paths. Amazon offers self-publishers a way to market all forms of your book through kindle, audible, acx, create space and just in time printing services, but they don't help you with marketing and sales.
Request a publishing consultation with Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press. They work with the self-publisher to get a book from rough draft to bestseller. They help make writers into entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs into bestselling authors.
Publishing Your Book
5 Top Mistakes Writers Make
Fastest Path to Cash
Book Proposal - 40-50 page business plan about the book hoping a publisher will like the idea and pay you to write it. The traditional publisher takes 80-90% of sales and takes control of your book.
Proposal must include:
-Info about yourself
-Info about your book
-Potential Readership Size
After spending efforts creating your proposal, you now begin the process of finding a literary agent who sees your value. At that point s/he will look for a publishing deal for you and will take 15% of your advance from the publisher. You now can write your book.
Write Your Book - Spend your time doing what you love, then spend your own money on DYI book production. Keep %100 of profits.
Upwork.com - editors
99Designs.com - book cover design contests
Amazon - tools to self publish
-KDP- Kindle - ebooks
-Create Space - paperbacks
-ACX.com - audio book
-Audible - audio books
-Just-in-time Printing - as needed
-DYI Marketing - crowdfunding platforms
-Social media, youtube
You have written your book and familiarized the world with your branding. You are making money and gained "author" status.
Hybrid of Both Traditional and Self Publishing
-Write your book.
-Don't hold back.
-Say what you mean.
-Write and re-write.
-Speak to one person.
-Don't worry who doesn't like it.
-Focus on the one who likes it.
-Get help when you need it.
5 Top Mistakes
Instead, write first, edit later.
2-Not writing authentically.
Instead, write what you really want to say.
3-Starting from page 1.
Instead, start from your favorite part.
4-Holding back the full picture to spread it over many books.
Instead, give it all to them, then write more.
5-Leading readers into a dead end.
Instead, end with a next step.