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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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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Ep 034: Piyush Bhatia: How to make your book launch event a huge success?

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Piyush Bhatia is the author of Get Your Dream Job and the founder of BM Consultants India, a site dedicated to helping professionals communicate more effectively. He recently hosted a successful launch party for his book, which saw over 150 of India’s senior executives from a range of multiple industries in attendance. He sat down with us to share what went into preparing his event and key details that authors should focus on to make sure that they launch their books with maximal bang. Join us to learn more about Piyush’s top event planning tips, including selecting an overarching theme and contacting noteable speakers to present their thoughts in order to increase the value that your launch can provide.

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Ep 026: Alison Sigmon: How to use your book to conduct a corporate workshop?

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As many author-entrepreneurs know, your book sales typically won’t be your greatest source of income! As such, it’s important to think of different ways that writing a book can ultimately generate profit for your business. In episode 26 of the Happy Self Publishing Show, we spoke with Alison Sigmon to learn about how she used her bestselling book, Delivering Bad News In Good Ways, to start conducting corporate workshops. Join us as Alison shares her tips for developing content, partnering with corporations to get your message across, pitching your skills and leveraging your professional relationships to make your workshop goals become reality.
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Ep 025: Ashley Emma: How to choose the perfect title and sub-title for your book?

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Caught up in the seemingly impossible task of choosing a title and sub-title for your book? We’ve all been there. Join us for episode 25 of the HSP Show, where bestselling author Ashley Emma explains how she manages to narrow down her selections and come up with a winning frontrunner. Ashley wrote her first novel at age 14, self published it at 16 and has written 6 books since – including the recent Amazon chart-topping Fearless Author. She highlights how seeking out your peers’ opinions is paramount in the title and subtitle selection process, as well as the importance of gaining outside perspective as an author.
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Ep 019: Rosalind Cardinal: How can self published authors get their work stocked on book shelves?

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When she isn’t busy selling books as the successful author of The Resilient Employee, Rosalind Cardinal is the managing director of Shaping Change, a consultancy specializing in organizational development and human resources. While having her book climb to the top of the bestsellers chart on Amazon, Rosalind also managed to sell an impressive number of copies of it in traditional bookstores – a huge dream for many self published authors. Join us as she shares her tips for how to have your next book stocked on shelves in print.
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