How a Self-Published Author Went from Zero Sales to Mainstream Success
Every author looks for the secret to success in selling their books. Whether it’s hearing you need to do book signings, or participating in Amazon’s KDP program, or doing speaking engagements – every successful author is successful utilizing different methods. You have to find the method that works for you, and for your personality. Here is another take from an author who self-published and couldn’t sell a copy of his book, to nearly selling out of 20,000 copies. Read the article snippet below, and finish it up here:
Mike Michalowicz thought he had a great idea – a no-nonsense guide to entrepreneurship he called The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur: The Tell-It-Like-It-Is Guide to Cleaning Up in Business, Even if You Are at the End of Your Roll. But mainstream publishers didn’t bite, so in 2008, he self-published it. “I thought I’d sell a million books, and that means you need to have at least 20,000 in stock,” he recalls. “That was my faux pas. I literally had 20,000 books arrive at the warehouse. When I had zero sales the first day, I was like, ‘I better ship them to my house,’ so my basement was flooded with books. It was the most painful but motivational moment: I’ve got to sell these; I’ve got to move them.” Read the rest of the article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/dorieclark/2013/06/04/how-mike-michalowicz-went-from-unknown-self-published-author-to-mainstream-publishing-success/
I hope you find what works for you! Good luck!