Due to the fact I was so excited about Now Revolution Book, I decided to write a quick guide – tips on how to write a Bestselling Novel.
Let’s say that you have decided to write novels to bring in some extra money or, possibly, to quit your day job. No matter what your goals are, it is very important that you produce the best possible work. Here are the steps you need to take to ensure your success.
Hook the Reader
You have five pages to hook the reader. That’s it. You only get five and if those pages are not amazing, the reader will move on. It is as simple as that.
Understand Your Audience
Read as much as you can in your chosen genre and read the reviews for the bestsellers in that genre. If your readers are young women who love romance, then you better give them a great romance. If you are writing for sci-fi enthusiasts, go all out and write the best possible science fiction book. The point is that you need to know what your readers are expecting before you even begin to write your book. If you do the research ahead of time, it will pay big dividends later.
Become THE Author in That Genre
When readers think of your genre, your name should immediately come to mind. For example, people might say that they want to read a book like Danielle Steel. Her name has become synonymous with a glitzy, globe-trotting romance. That’s the kind of notoriety you want to develop. This is not easy to do, but make it your goal and you will be successful.
Keep Your Prices Competitive
Check the prices for other books in your genre. Is your book priced to sell but not too cheap? You don’t want to undervalue your work but you also don’t want to price yourself out of your market. Occasionally, you might want to offer a promotional sale but most of the time you should price in line with other writers in your genre. If you become very well-known, you will be able to raise your prices as long as your readers are willing to pay it. Also, keep testing your pricing to see what the market will bear. Sometimes, if you price your book a little higher than average, readers will assume that it is a high-quality book. Most of the time, the more you write and sell, the higher you will be able to price your books. Of course, there is always a ceiling but keep probing the market to find that top for your particular books. Just keep in mind that pricing is fluid and you should never set a price for a book without testing the possibilities.
Take Pride in Your Work
Remember that you are an artist and every day you should try to write better than you did the day before. If you have a bad day, or week or month, go back and rewrite it. Never produce work that is not your absolute best. What if a reader only read one book and the quality of that book will determine whether or not they will read the rest of your list? Your future profits are riding on that one book, so make it the best it can possibly be.
Keep these tips in mind and you will be able to write good, quality books that keep you at the top of your genre.