Believing in your writing is the critical first step. If you’ve invested in your craft and worked hard at making the best book possible, take this first step. I am a bestselling mystery author. My first novel, The Istanbul Puzzle, reached #26 overall on Amazon Kindle U.S. sales in September 2016, after being published for over 3 years. It was also #1 in three crowded categories.
I put this success down to two things: a well written book in a popular genre, and online promotion using the tools we will talk about in this seven step report. Yes, I was published by Harper Collins, but they dropped me in 2013, and would never have published me if I didn’t have a blog and a Twitter account.
I self-published the latest novel in my mystery series. My recent status as a best seller is all down to diligent work online, which I will describe in this report.
The following are the key steps we recommend you undertake to use social media to help you become a best-selling author:
- Define your objectives
- Plan how to get your online activity done, and still be able to write
- Set aside resources
- Develop personal guidelines on your use of social media
- Plan how your content will be generated
- Decide how you will monitor the results