Congratulations! You just finished your self-published book. Now, it’s time to market and sell. But before you move forward, here are three, key things to watch out for:

1. Make sure the publisher you choose does what you pay them to do.

Get everything in writing beforehand and go over it to make sure you understand what you will get for your money. Also, read any fine print to avoid unnecessary surprises. After all, you don’t want to pay for your book to be published and then discover you have to pay a shipping fee to get the books sent to you!

2. Don’t lose sight of the fact that once you publish your book, you have to change gears from focusing on writing to focusing on promoting your book.

It’s easy to think the hard part is over once you’re holding a copy of your book in your hands, but that’s when things start to get fun. Now, you’ll focus on marketing, promotion and building word-of-mouth about your self-published book.

3. Stay positive.

Sometimes it takes awhile for your book to start selling well, and you need to watch that you don’t become too discouraged at the beginning. Surround yourself with positive friends and keep focused on the bright side – you’ve written a book, and that is more than most people can say!

It is very exciting to complete a book. And if you stay focused, work on marketing and surround yourself with positive people, your self-published book will be a rewarding experience that will provide an income and happiness!

Do you need help selling your self-published book? Feel free to write to me here or at I’d love to hear from you! Thanks!