As an aspiring author I routinely search for self-publishing advice. Today, I stumbled across a Kboards post asking, “What is the #1 rule of self publishing?”
While most of the things stated seem to be common sense it was interesting to see what each person thought the #1 rule was. There are many components to creating a successful self-publishing career. Each one plays a vital part in building an author platform.
Have an objective of what you want to achieve, and then make a plan that will get you there.
If you do nothing, nothing will happen.
Don’t talk about it, do it.
Focus on creating a quality product:
Write a good story.
Write a good book.
Without that, no other advice matters.
Approach the whole endeavor as a business.
Effective habits and hard work matter more than talent.
To make it, you need to persist over the long haul.
And when it comes to your work, remember:
Develop a thick skin – reviewers can be merciless.
What do you think is the #1 rule of self-publishing?