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4 Ways To Approach Self-Publishing as a Business

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Nov 29, 2018

Publishing can be a lucrative business, but it is important to keep in mind before diving in that publishing is just that: a business. If you want to be successful in your endeavors, there are a few tips you need to keep in mind.

  1. Have a Plan

 As with any traditional business, you need to approach your publishing business with a solid business plan. Perform in-depth research on your target market, competitors and the industry as a whole to better understand what type of products will be successful. Medium.com shares tips on how to create a business plan for a one-person publishing company.

  1. Identify Your Goals

Once you have a business plan, set goals for your company. Know why you're writing the book, for whom you're writing it and how you plan to reach your readers. You should also outline your budget.

  1. Develop Relationships

Success is unlikely to be immediate. However, by partnering with the right distribution service and spending time building relationships between your book and your readers, you can speed up the rate at which your book becomes adopted.

  1. Use Pre-Sell to Your Advantage

Pre-publication dates are publishers' best marketing tactics, as they provide for advance advertising of a title and increased visibility. Not to mention, pre-orders allow you to get your book in front of buyers and readers far sooner than your release date. Forbes shares three tactics to a successful pre-sale.

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sources:

https://australianselfpublisher.com/articles/2017/11/06/111/self-publishing-tips-for-beginners/

https://medium.com/@jamiemcgarry/a-one-page-business-plan-for-a-one-person-publishing-company-7878a1ec6f2b

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/242891

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