It’s all about how you are going to ‘sell’ your book

There’s the cover, and, of course, the description.

Probably one of the hardest things for a first-time author is not so much the writing but what is needed after the book is written.

You need a good description.  Short, sharp, incisive!

There’s a ream of advice out there, and I have read it all.

And, still, I got it wrong.

Then there is the cover.

I wanted simplistic, a short description to give the reader a taste of what’s in store, and let the story speak for itself.

No.

Apparently, a good cover will attract the reader to the book.

When I tendered my books on various sites to advertise them, sites such as Goodreads, and ThirdScribe, all was well with what I had done.

Then I submitted my books to a third site and they rejected the covers as too simplistic and the descriptions mundane, and wouldn’t post them.

Wow.

There’s a huge blow to the ego.  And just the sort of advice that would make a writer think twice about even bothering to continue.

But…

Perhaps the person who wrote that critique was being cruel to be kind.

At any rate, I am changing the covers, and rewording the descriptions.

Will it be a case of ‘what a difference a cover makes’?

3 thoughts on “It’s all about how you are going to ‘sell’ your book

  1. LOL, it’s just like looking for an agent. One agent rejects everyone who doesn’t make it clear in the first paragraph WHY they are contacting that particular agent. Another agent says they want the query to start with the story’s action–the “why me” should go near the bottom. Then there are the agents who want some thematic info and the agents who hate thematic info, and mostly the many, many agents who have preferences for query order/content but won’t say exactly what they are. What I glean from all this: Do your best and let what falls by the wayside, fall.

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