On the 53rd episode of Write Effing Now, the podcast that helps you Master Writing, Marketing, and Publishing One Byte at a Time, we’re rapping about the difference in pricing in various services and why you need to shop around. Listen up as I shoot myself in the foot! But seriously, take your time learning about what you need and make sure it matches with what you can spend–in both time and money!

Not much is sadder to me than a published book that no one knows about. What services do you need so the world knows your book exists? Here’s a refresh on the four book marketing pillars: 1) SM, 2) podcasting, 3) speaking, and 4) distribution. Invest in EVERY ONE of these areas.

  1. And here’s some more intel to refer to when making a decision on your services:
    Editing costs vary according to the market, scope of your book, and a few others areas you’ll need to tune in to learn.
  2. Make sure you choose an experienced cover designer or have a fallback designer who can ensure your cover meets all the criteria.
  3. Don’t use a blanketed budget approach in social media! If someone recommends this, they don’t know what they’re doing. So … run!

Also, obviously, take advantage of free press, beta readers/reviewers, bloggers, GoodReads, affinity groups, local bookstore placements, signings, etc. Always say yes to free press!

Got questions or ready to work on your book? Reach out to your host, Hilary Jastram, for guidance here → GBYPodcast.com.

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That’s it for this chapter until next week. In the meantime, write on!


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