The Secrets of Book Sales Using Character Chronicles
Character Chronicles Are The Key to Book Sales
I understand Kindle, and other locations too, like you to have several books published before they promote your book.
It seems like having more than one book in the mix is the trend these days. We are told that no one wants to just read a one book wonder author. I often disagree with this statement as some of the greatest work is all in one volume. Having said that, you really will get more attention if you have a series of books to sell.
How can you do this without writing another huge volume of material? If you are like most authors, you have probably done a lot of research when it comes to your characters, location, and the period costumes. You have likely though about your characters and their back story. All of this is fodder for a mini book.
Here are some ideas to get more books out before the second book of your series.
- Readers get involved with your characters. They want to know more about them and their flaws.
- Think about your characters traits. What mini story can you put together about them before they entered your book world.
- Write about the costume designs and the latest trends for the period of your story. Perhaps add material around how to make the costumes.
- Write about the perils of travel.
- Write a cookbook using recipes of the time.
Although there are many more ways you can add mini books, these are a good start.
Now for non-fiction writers, it could be a little simpler.
Here are some ideas for non-fiction writers:
- Take your original works and divide it into chapters then add a great deal of detail around each chapter to form a mini-book. For example, an eleven chapter book could be broken up into eleven mini-books.
- Create instructional guides for your book.
- Create workbooks. There are some incredible workbooks for trending books.
- Take all your blog articles together to make another book. I know of a few people who have done this very successfully.
- Write materials around client discussions and stated problems.
- Start a group and ask questions. Use the answers as the basis of a new mini-book.
No matter what you decide to do, publishing more than one or two books will certainly give you a head start when it comes to being recognized as the authority on your subject matter.
Dr. Bette Daoust is a best-selling author, speaker and consultant to small business. She works with authors and speakers to support them in their marketing efforts. Bette is a part of the founding group at http://AuthorsSuccessGuild.com and is the CEO of Vervial Group Consulting International, Inc. Follow her on twitter @DrBette or join her on Facebook: http://Facebook.com/AuthorsSuccessGuild
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