I Just Published my Book. Now What?

An unmissable post if you’re unpublished, just about to publish or have just published your first book. Nicholas even gives out an Excel sheet with all Amazon categories and sub-categories—the ones you can’t know because you haven’t uploaded a book yet. Plus great tips on advertising and promoting.

Fun read and extremely useful! Thanks, Nicholas!

Nicholas C. Rossis

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's booksFirst of all, congratulations! You’re now a published author – and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Second, you’d be amazed how often I hear that question in LinkedIn’s author groups. With some 3,000 new books published every day, I have serious doubts that you can just sit back and wait for readers to stumble on your book, or for word of mouth to work its magic. The chances of that happening are probably similar to that of winning the lottery, in which case you don’t even need the long hours and hard work that goes hand-in-hand with a career as an author (if you don’t believe me, you may want to check out this post by Pedro Barrento on Indies Unlimited).

So, what are the next steps after publication? Before I can answer that, I need to ask one question of my own first: is this your first book? You see…

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11 thoughts on “I Just Published my Book. Now What?

  1. Congratulations first of all.

    Whether you are self publishing your first book or have already published a few titles, getting on the road to marketing and promoting your book can seem overwhelming.

  2. Thanks, guys – and thanks for reblogging, Maria!

    Amazon does a great job of hiding away the categories. Most of these are nowhere to be found on the site or on kdp.amazon.com, and yet they are the ones it uses behind the scenes.

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