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Hi guys!

I recently discovered something very interesting. As I didn't know this, I thought some of you might also not know this, thus it could be helpful (even life changing) to share this info.

Did you know that the key to selling your book successfully, you need to start with the marketing process of your book months in advance. The ideal is to start with this before even start writing the book, but it will still be effective if you start a few months before your manuscript is done. You need to have a battle plan about how you're going to sell your book, before you are finished writing it. Here's a few articles on this marketing strategy that might help you make the difference between selling a thousand books and zero. 

- Marketing Your Book 
- Tips to Effectively Pre-sell your books
- The Importance of a Pre-publication marketing plan.

So the moral of this story is - Don't wait until it's too late, start planning now! Unsure about how to do it all, allow us to help you make a success of your writing. Have a look at all of services we can help you with - Services

Hope this could make a difference in all of your lives!


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sooner7 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014   Writer
I can slightly agree with this. But in my opinion it seems that the best way to sell your book (and this is the case I've dealt with a few times from people who's books I am eager to be able to buy) is to bring your characters to life while you're still working on the book. Only reveal so little of the plot, while making people fall in love with the characters. This way the plot can be much easily played with during that time, and you're all the more free to make some changes to the characters.
As a writer myself, I haven't been able to stick with the original plot on most of my stories. All the plots need tweaking to improve them, but the characters remain the same.
mippieArt Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That's great advice yeah, to promote the characters rather than the plot. I like it!! Thanks for sharing!!
sooner7 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014   Writer
You're welcome. :) I'm glad it's worthwhile advice.
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vglory Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
The goal of marketing is to sell product. How could you possibly start doing that before you are sure what the product is? Seems like a lot of wasted effort.
Flareice Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, ideally, you would have the plot planned out already before you start writing.  That way you would have something to follow if you got stuck while writing.  You can use that basic plotline to start advertising the story, because while it's true exact dialogue may be changed along the way, and while minor events will still change, you've still got the basic outline with which you can advertise the upcoming book.
vglory Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
In my opinion you cannot advertise something to be delivered at an unspecified date by an unspecified publisher.  Any advertising I did would risk screwing up the publishing deal if they know they could sell the crap out of it using a different approach, but I had already muddied the waters.
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