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BookBaby: How to Succeed as a Self-Published Author

Self-publishing through BookBaby can be a great option for authors who want to have control over the publishing process and earn a higher percentage of royalties. However, it's important to understand that self-publishing also comes with its own set of challenges, and authors need to be prepared to put in the work to succeed. Here are a few tips for how to succeed as a self-published author through BookBaby:

  1. Invest in Professional Editing, Formatting and Design: A well-edited, well-formatted and well-designed book will be more likely to be taken seriously by readers and reviewers. Make sure your book is polished and of high quality before you publish it.

  2. Build a Platform: Building a platform is essential for any author, but it's especially important for self-published authors. Platforms include a website, a blog, social media, and a mailing list. Start building your platform before you publish your book.

  3. Promote Your Book: Once your book is published, start promoting it. Utilize social media, your website, and your mailing list to spread the word. Also, think about reaching out to book bloggers, reviewers, and other influencers who can help spread the word.

  4. Be Prepared to Keep Promoting: Promoting your book doesn't stop once it's published. You'll need to continue to promote it in order to keep it visible and to reach new readers.

  5. Be Adaptable: Be prepared to adjust your strategy and to try new things as you learn what works best for you. Self-publishing is a learning process and you'll need to be adaptable in order to succeed.

  6. Be Patient: Building a readership and a career as a self-published author takes time. Be prepared for the long haul and don't get discouraged if you don't see immediate success.

  7. Network: Join writer's groups, attend book fairs and literary events, and connect with other authors. Networking can help you learn from other writers and find support as you navigate the self-publishing world.

Self-publishing through BookBaby can be a great option for authors, but it requires hard work and dedication. By following these tips, you can increase your chances of success and build a successful career as a self-published author.

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