10 FAQs Every First Time Author Must know

Did you know Cleopatra lived closer to the invention of the iPhone than she did to the building of the Great Pyramid? That’s not the image we have of Cleopatra, do we? – to us, she is associated with slaves building the Egyptian pyramids.

Misconceptions are dangerous things. We too can have wrong thoughts and ideas regarding being first-time authors and concerning getting published. God made us unique and creative after his image. The old adage, “Everyone has at least one good book in them” makes us new authors feel like we are insignificant – just one in six billion.

Our culture tends to define success in some very obvious ways. You are a success if your book becomes a bestseller or wins an award. However, perhaps a better definition of success is simply doing what you were made to do and using your gift with diligence to make a difference in the world through your writing.

Here are 10 FAQs that will help you tread the way:

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3 Ways To Get Book Reviews

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Why is it important to get great positive reviews as soon as your book is launched? Reviews immediately add credibility to your book, communicating to potential customers that it is a worthy read. Also, promotional websites that can help you promote your newly published book do not accept a book without any positive reviews. If you are a new and unknown author, reviews do not come on their own! You always have to be in the pursuit of getting reviews for your book. In this video, let our founder, Jyotsna Ramachandran share to you the three methods that will help you get more book reviews for your newly launched book.

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How to Create a Book Launch Team

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Why do you need a book launch team? Building a great launch team is a sure shot to a successful book launch and for the long-term success of your book. However, how and where do you find people who are passionate about your book and want you to succeed as much as you do? In this video, let our founder, Jyotsna Ramachandran shares the steps you need to build a great team that she used on her own book launches.

If you’re interested in finding out more about how book launches work and you want to learn more about book publishing, please go to www.askjyotsna.com and click ‘Get Started.’

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Amazon Bestsellers

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Previously, we shared the truth behind hitting the best-seller charts including NYTimes, The Wall Street Journal, etc. For first-time authors, it is important to focus getting into the Amazon bestseller chart, but what does it take to achieve this?

In our newest video, we revealed our strategies and tactics that will guarantee your book’s position at the top of Amazon’s bestseller lists in several different categories.

PS. If you’d like to discuss your book launch with us please visit, www.happyselfpublishing.com/scheduler and we look forward to speaking with you.

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Bestseller Lists Decoded

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Most of the first-time authors dream to become a bestselling author but what does ‘bestselling author’ really mean?  In this video, let our founder, Jyotsna Ramachandran clear up the confusion for you. She also tackles some of the important bestselling list and what it takes to be included in these.

If you want to know how we can help you to achieve your vision of becoming a bestselling author, please head to http://www.happyselfpublishing.com/scheduler and schedule a call with us, we’ll help you to create a plan on how to achieve your goals.

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Ep 039: Alan McComas: How to effectively use press releases to promote your book?

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How did a first-time self published author manage to get press coverage from the likes of Fox, CBS and NBC? Alan McComas, author of the bestselling book Laidback Lifestyle, joins us to highlight how he effectively used the power of media press releases to promote his book – while also acting as VP of an engineering company, dabbling in real estate as a side business and playing lots of golf! While he didn’t expect his book to receive as much coverage as it did, he shares his insights on how to work the press to get them interested in your content.

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