Selling More of What You Write Means Going Digital
Digital micropublishing is the wave of the future…no wait, it’s a tsunami and it’s here now! It’s here now and if you’re still clinging to your dream of seeing your book on bookshelves in Barnes&Noble, I’m here as a wake-up call for you.
Sure, you can harbor that dream if you want…or you can get busy and sell more of what you’ve written in the past and what you’re writing now. The following posts are your introduction to the world of digital publishing and the opportunities it holds for you.
Sell More of What You Write via MicroPublishing
MicroPublishing is the term I use to describe the current reality that every writer, blogger, or even hobby story writer who wishes to publish, absolutely can publish…and in nearly any format.
Previously, being published was reserved for the chosen few who made it through the gatekeepers at the big publishing houses. It used to be that if you submitted an unsolicited manuscript to a publisher, it would be relegated to the slush pile, imagine a pile of manuscripts in a dank basement.
It might never be seen again. That’s no way to motivate talented writers, right? The reality at present is that if you want to publish, you can publish.
MicroPublishing Is the Wisest Choice for the Writer Who Wants to Sell Their Work and Make a Difference in the Lives of Others
If you’re like me, you’re driven to write and publish. There is something inside you that compels you to write, to edit, to craft a narrative, and the push the product of these activities out into the world.
With the advent of the blogosphere, with its ease of access and one-button publishing options, writing and publishing have become the choice of every writer in the world who has access to a computer and an Internet connection.
Like It or Not, Digital Reading is Here to Stay But That’s Actually Great News for Entrepreneurial-Minded Writers
If you want to sell more of what you write, you have to shift your mindset from print to digital.
It’s the 21st-century folks and more books, magazines, and even textbooks and professional journals, are online.
You can either adapt and flourish or be left behind in obscurity
Forget print-on-demand publishing or selling your books in bookstores (there aren’t there enough left to make a difference), and embrace the explosive growth of digital publishing.
Your readers already have. Increasingly they read on smartphones, tablets, and laptops.
Walk into any public space and see how many people you see reading print books. It’s a reality check every writer needs to experience.