If you are an independent author, it is possible that you have heard other authors talk about writing on the market. It is not a new concept, but in recent years independent authors have used it to sell more books and skyrocket their income. Here's how to do it.
1. Choose a genre you love. It's not good to write in a genre that you do not read and enjoy, so choose the one that's familiar enough to you. For example, let's take the mystery.
2. It examines in depth a popular sub-genre. Take some time and look at the different subgenres. Choose the one you like and look at the best-selling books. We collect the welcoming mystery of the kitchen. If you look at Amazon, the best-selling book in that category is 112 across the Kindle store. This is good, it means that this is a hot category. Now look at the first twentieth book. It is classified # 2,771. Anything above # 10,000 will indicate that it is a hot market. The trick is to choose a warm one, but not so crowded that you can not enter.
3. Study the tropes, themes and similarities. Now that you have chosen the sub-genre, buy the first ten books and read them. Look at the threads of history that cross all the books looking for the same themes and themes. Ignore anomalous values, books that sell well but do not have similar themes or tropes. You are looking for common features. Take note.
4. Write your book You should now be able to incorporate these well-loved tropes and themes into your book. This does not mean you are copying the stories. This means that you use common narrative devices that have existed for years. With your unique twists, you should be able to tell a story that will be both fresh and new, but familiar and loved.
5. Quick release A popular trend to increase revenue is to write three novels and then publish one every 30 days. This will allow you to gain more visibility and increase your ranks, especially if you're writing in series.
6. Write a reader magnet. Write a short story or a short story and give it as an incentive to subscribe to your newsletter.
7. Network. Spend some time on social media to know other authors who write in your genre. For this example, this would be a cozy culinary mystery. See if there are Facebook groups in which these authors meet. Otherwise, start alone and invite authors to join.
8. Commercial promotion. Offer to promote another author's book in your newsletter if you promote yours.
9. Slow release Instead of planning all your promotions on the day of publication, extend it so that your book goes up slowly on Amazon. This will make your book higher in the rankings.
In early 2017, Michelle Pennington had an average income of $ 33 a month. He started writing on the market in the fall of 2017 and at the beginning of 2018 had an average income of $ 3,600 a month. This May exceeded $ 7,000 for the month.
Amy Meyer earned $ 63.50 in May 2017. She started writing on the market under the pseudonym Anne-Marie Meyer shortly thereafter. His revenue for Ma, 2018 was $ 7.353.
Bree Livingston published his first market book in March of this year. He earned $ 2,283 in March. April brought $ 6,402. It can exceed $ 8,000. His total income was $ 281 last year.
These three examples are romantic writers, but this is not a concept that works only for this genre. Craig Martelle, founder of the 20Booksto50K Facebook group, writes to the science fiction market. Susan Kaye Quinn brings in six figures who write dystopian YA. This method works with any kind as long as it is commercial and chooses a niche that sells well.
BIO: Victorine Lieske self-published her first book, Not What She Seems, in April of 2010. In March of 2011, the book began its six-week series on the New York Times bestseller list. In May 2011 he had sold over 100,000 copies. Victorine's first romantic comedy novel, Accidentally Married, reached the list of USA Today's best-selling books in January 2015. Now she has 13 novels and you can listen to her talks on how to succeed by writing on her YouTube channel, The Writing Gals.