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A: My tips are to read widely and write every day. Like anything else, you only get better by doing it.
A: As a website builder (amongst other things), this advice will probably seem weird, but when you’re starting out if you don’t have the budget for a fully-fledged website, you can really sell your book from an Instagram business page and build from there as you get sales. There are a lot of people selling a lot of things through Instagram. There are also a lot of free sites where you can literally create a landing page like someone mentioned. Wix is one with a lot of bells and whistles that you can also upgrade later. My main advice is make some book 📚 sales and then level up. My motto is don’t let lack of funds stop you! Let’s gooooo!
A: The answer to that question largely depends on how much of the “heavy lifting” you want to do and your budget. I would recommend that you first get a professional manuscript assessment. That typically entails a detailed report on plot, flow, characters, grammar, tone, voice and other information such as market viability and possible publishers (or agents) to contact if you decide to go with traditional publishing. Bear in mind that even if you decide to go with traditional publishing, it is advantageous for you to get a manuscript assessment and a professional edit to ensure your manuscript is as amazing as possible to maximize your chances of actually being picked up by a traditional publisher. If you decide to self publish, there is a structure to it and there are other components you should add, including building up your social media following, creating your website, etc. Our team can help with all of that.
A word on marketing
Start this process while you’re writing your book. Build your social media channels. Establish a support network. Get your systems in place. Build a promotional team.