Wednesday, March 8, 2017

YOUR BOOK | How to Get Read (Updated Mar 9, 2017)

Jane Friedman—she cares
I've come to respect the advice offered by Jane Friedman, who seems genuinely interested in helping authors fix up their work and get it in front of the eyeballs of readers.

Too many other advisers are too obviously steering you to buy their own products and aren't really helpful in the meantime. (Her company is in the ebook business and she offers one-on-one consulting.)

She sends out to subscribers a "message" every two weeks. Her latest message is a set of checklists for writers and self-publishers:
Some more free checklists I just spotted:
  • Book Launch Success Checklist - Whether you are working to launch your first book or you're working on another book and want to make your next launch even better, here is a 198-POINT checklist to maximize the splash your book makes: free here.
  • The Ultimate Author Checklist - This guide walks you through all of the steps you need to take before publishing your book, while publishing, and even after it is published. 
  • Getting Reviews For Your Book - Several ideas and tips on how to get more reviews of your book:  free guide.
  • How to Leverage the Power of Free & Bargain Book Promotions Effectively - How you can use certain pricing strategies to reach more readers and allow them to learn more about you: free 27-page guide.