Sunday, October 4, 2020

4 Tips For Selling Your Book

 You’ve written a book. That’s incredible! Not many people can say they’ve poured all that time and energy into writing and finishing their own novel. Regardless of how long it is or what genre, it’s important to do what you can in trying to sell it. It might not be something you’ve thought of doing, but it’s a great way to be rewarded for your achievement. Here are four tips for selling your book.

Take Care In The Design

First, take care in the design of your book. This is an important element because a book is something that is enjoyed visibly. Whether it’s a digital one or physical, it’s going to be on display, and so you want an eye-catching cover. Think about what you want to achieve in the book art and whether you’re going to do it yourself or get someone to do it for you. There are lots of options out there when it comes to book design services, and it can be a great opportunity to get an eye-catching design that many book lovers will at least want to pick up and take a look at. You might want to look at previous designs of authors you aspire to be like or are similar in the genre of book you’re selling. Inspiration is a great source of creativity.

Approach Publishers

When selling your book, it’s a good idea to look at all the publishing houses available and to pitch to as many as you can. There’s a lot of competition that comes with publishing houses, and so you might be up against it when it comes to being picked over another author. However, publishing houses hold a lot of reputation in the industry, and having a certain publishing house that prints your book can end up giving you thousands more in sales if you’re lucky.

Consider Self-Publishing

Self-publishing is an avenue that you might want to go down if you find that going to a publishing house isn’t successful. It doesn’t by any means, indicate that your book isn’t good enough. In fact, it might be that the right people didn’t read it and you’ve still got a book that will sell to an audience. The internet is large and vast, which offers great opportunities for those wanting to sell online. Self-publishing is certainly something worth trying if you’ve done your research and believe it’s worth a try.

Advertise & Promote 

Even though publishing houses will have their own marketing and advertising departments, you should be advertising and promoting your book regardless. If you’re self-publishing, this is even more important, and you might want to think about pulling together a budget that will help invest in your career as an author. Don’t be ashamed of plugging your book at every opportunity, otherwise, how do you expect your hard work to sell?

Selling your book is possible if you find the right publishers or work hard enough to get your name and book out there. Use these tips to make that happen!


  1. Oh wow! Where was this blog post when I was just starting out!? LOL. This is awesome.

  2. Thank you for the tips. I have recently published my first short novel and still not able to market properly especially due to the pandemic effect and lockdown situation here. But will have to do so to increase the sales.

    1. Marketing is the hardest thing about writing, I think!

  3. This is the part of publishing that I find the most intimidating. I think it's sometimes really hard to toot our own horn!

  4. Great tips. I'm editing a manuscript now and will at some point be giving pointers to the author when it comes to publishing. I'll be returning to these tips for that guidance!

  5. Self-publishing became more popular because of the digital age. I really hope I can continue my passion for writing. I have this book that I want to finish also.

  6. I am yet to write a book. Will take this all into consideration for the future! Thanks for sharing

  7. Great tips, you really wrote everything right. I think that "Advertise & Promote" is what works in any field of activity. Good luck!