While the traditional publishing vs self-publishing rages on across writing blogs and websites, a self-published ebook that was launched into cyberspace under the Booksoarus label (the first one under this brand) has done pretty well for itself.
I’ve been managing 3 different websites. The one that gets the maximum traffic is in the area of international MBA admissions. It’s a very niche topic, compared to the sites that focus on mainstream topics such as technology, business, sports, movies. But over time the traffic has grown steadily making it quite popular in its sphere. Here are a few lessons that I’ve learnt from my experiences. Experiment with them and let me know what worked for you and what didn’t.
Earlier, we had covered why non-fiction sells better than fiction. After reading it, if you’ve been wondering whether there are any non-fiction genres where you can make a mark, this post should help. It provides a short introduction to the different types of non-fiction books that you can write. Find out which one you are most qualified to take up.
Some of the biggest writers in the publishing world happen to be fiction authors. Their best-selling novels sell millions of copies. Their success inspires a new generation of writers to the world of story writing. They are the super-stars signing copies, getting million dollar advances (in some cases, for books that haven’t even been conceptualised). Where does that leave authors who are thinking about writing non-fiction books?
Many writers get this part wrong. Do you really know your audience? The question ‘Who is going to read my book?’ tends to come up (more by chance than by design) somewhere during the course of writing the book, or worse, towards the end.
For many aspiring authors, the idea of writing their first book and getting published generates enough excitement to get started. However, very soon most realise that the process is far from easy.