After you’ve written and published your first book, the work doesn’t stop there. Especially if you are a first-time author, you need to have a strategic marketing plan in place to start growing your reading audience. One of the ways many of our authors do that is through hosting and attending regular book-signing events. But if you’ve never attended a book signing, you might be wondering how to prepare yourself for your first event.
Many traditional publishing houses have admitted that 70% of the books they publish were written by a ghostwriter. Even crazier—99% of books published by artists, celebrities, and politicians were done with the help of a talented ghostwriter. Would you like to be one of those high-paid ghostwriters? Every year, the publishing industry makes more and more room for new ghostwriters to throw their hat in the ring. Some modern ghostwriters even receive a credit—or an acknowledgment—from the publishing author to show their gratitude for the hard work they’ve put into the project.
Every author wants success, but most authors have no idea how to achieve it. No matter how you publish or what you publish, there are five essential elements that will put you on in the fast lane on the road to success.
As an author, you have a creative responsibility to finish writing your book and find a way to publish. After you’ve written your book, there are many more responsibilities you’ll need to take on to publish your book the right way. And part of that is understanding the legal challenges that can surface when you’re getting ready to publish. Without having a law degree, how do you know where to begin?