How Do I Make My Book Available in a Different Language? – Tom Corson Knowles

If you have gone through the process of self-publishing a book, you probably have spent hours making decisions about e-publishing and print publishing, promoting your book, and then waiting for the sales to come in. You may have been working on expanding your market to help generate more sales.
Expanding to a new language market is a huge and exciting step for all authors. By translating your book into a new language, you give it the potential to expand its reach to hundreds of thousands of new readers. You should be aware, however, that translation is only one step in the process of bringing your book to a new audience.

Now that your book is published, you have a larger audience to tap into in other countries. And this now presents a whole new set of challenges.

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Challenges Faced by Self-Publishing Authors

The grand deal about self-publishing is how easy it is to do. If one really wants to put their work out there, they can. One can write it and format it and design a basic cover and publish all by themselves.

The horrible thing about self-publishing is how easy it is to do. Anyone can write a book, format it, design a basic cover, and hit publish.

The thing is, even though it’s easy to do and there are not gatekeepers holding you back, self-publishing is not something everyone should do.

With the rise of the Internet, self-publishing has become a viable route to success for many authors. While many famous writers still follow the traditional path collaborating with agents, editors, publishers, and marketers, there is no denying publishing by yourself is an attractive option as well. However, self-published authors wear all of the hats during this process, and that leads to several challenges and obstacles that they must overcome.

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How Can Authors Start a Podcast?

Podcasts are more relevant than ever. As an author you likely have a story to tell, expertise to share, and a unique perspective to discuss. You may want to consider creating a podcast as a vehicle for reaching readers and strengthening your platform. Here’s a beginner’s guide on how to start your own author-hosted podcast.

What is a Podcast?

A podcast is an audio file that can be streamed and distributed through the internet. This format can include talk shows, radio shows, interviews, lectures, and more, covering a wide variety of topics. One of the main benefits of podcasts is that they can be accessed on demand, meaning listeners can tune in at their convenience.

The first step in starting a podcast is similar to writing and publishing a book—you have to set goals and understand what it takes to reach them:

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Social Media Strategies That Authors Use To Promote Their Book

For most authors, those days when they could write their book, hand it to their agent, and let the publisher do the work of writing, editing, publishing, distributing, and marketing it is long gone. Authors today are turning to self-publishing to get their work into the hands of readers. In addition to wearing their writer’s hat, self-published authors need to do just about everything that goes into packaging, marketing, and selling books, like building an author platform. And one of the most powerful ways to build an author platform today is through social media. Social media lets authors engage directly with readers and build a tribe of loyal fans from just about every country on earth.

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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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