well the time is getting near now. Who on here is an author and became successful from both selling books and associated employment or consulting work opportunities arising from becoming a published author?
I should be excited but I am terrified. I’m told that with an engaged audience with a good product and at a reasonable price you can expect 30 to 35% of followers to become buyers. What is the experience of other authors on here.
If I were to add up all followings from Twitter Instagram Facebook Pinterest LinkedIn and so on it would total 25k over a bit over six months. I grew these followings the slow way. Using hash tags primarily and retweets and reposts. I used no computer generated auto follow programs. I have made some close connections through this and have many people promoting me now.
The ducks seem to be aligning yet I have nightmares of launching and going on Amazon and getting zero sales even after doing things like posting on every persons timeline that is a Facebook friend. Publicly posting on all Instagram followers public posts that the book is out (when if is).
I almost feel like I need to be sedated or something on launch day.
Are there feelings normal. There are a million books on Amazon and most fail miserably …
If you want to succeed (make income) as an author, you have to write a good amount of books. This way if one book doesn’t make it, your other books may. If you love writing! You will write regardless of sales. Best of luck! 😀
Oh, and be patient! Nothing happens overnight!