A good book always comes into our lives at the right time”
Writing a book that sells over a million copies and makes it to some of the most prestigious bestsellers lists is almost as prestigious as winning an Oscar Prize. With these tips and a lot of hard work, your next book can become a bestseller.
Many writers dream of writing books that will be considered impactful, important and rise to the top of the bestseller list of The New York Times or even Amazon.
While it might seem like an insurmountable goal, it’s not impossible if you work hard to make it there. All you’ll need are discipline, perseverance and to take a look at these 10 tips below!
1. Build the Idea
If you are going to write a bestseller, you have to think big and you have to re-think everything. It has to be a book that gets people and you excited to read it, not a book that is merely a repetition of what others have already written. You should spend time developing the idea, the language, and the setting of your book. You must think big and be patient to develop your thoughts. Many times, people feel the need to put something out there and end up releasing half-baked content. Don’t forget that these things are worthwhile and take time to come together.
2. Read, read, read!
You write because you love the shape, the stories, the sentences, the creation, the words, the pages. Writing comes from reading. Reading is the first teacher of how to write. You’ll write a bestseller spending your time reading and learning from bestselling authors. To become a great writer is to write, write, and write… and read a lot. Read everything, from fiction or nonfiction, read books about writing styles to write well. You should begin by reading well.
3. Give It Your All
Write it as if it’s your last! Give it always all you’ve got.
To write a bestseller, you must give it your all! All your creativity and all the time you have. If you want to be a bestselling author, you’ll be very focused on your books as if you’d never written any, then you can’t afford to do less.
4. Focus in Your Audience
Writing is the magic that can binding together people, distant epochs, and breaking the time.
Bestsellers are books that have a special appeal. To capture the attention, you must write hooking opening lines. From the introduction, you have to ensure its success because the opening page of a book decide whether you want to read it or not.
5. Social Media
Find the way to keep talking about your book all the time for a long time…
The best way to promote your book would be via social media. Another important way to get your book to sell millions of copies is to continue to talk about it. The first launch might help you sell the first 1,000 copies. The next 10,000 copies will be your hard and “Social Media” work. The bestsellers are the books whose authors would not keep quiet about. It takes more than just one big book launch to get your book among the all-time bestsellers.
6. Communicate Clearly
Edit your work asking yourself: is this helping?
Good books, very good edited. Take time in ensuring that your book is very VERY good edited, by you before you take it to a professional editor. A great writer should focus more on ensuring that the message is communicated clearly than achieving a grammatically perfect book.
7. The Book Cover
The cover of a book is like our face. The first thing we see!
Bestsellers are well-packaged to ensure that they are sold. From the title to the cover design, the book is a smile. Packaged to ensure that people not only read the book but also want to buy it, and share it. Get a wonderful cover design to make it attractive. The appearance of a book can make people pick it up before the content.
8. SMS. The “Smart Marketing Strategy”
Help you sell several thousand copies on Amazon first. Bestsellers are not just products of content. You could have the best book, the incredible content, and still, be unable to sell if you do not market well. Begin with promotion before the book release, is the first step. Then, make a giveaway for people who buy. Later, use all your creativity through social networks!
9. Keep It Short
This is difficult advice. You have so much to write?
The main goal is to keep it clear for the readers. The bestsellers writers have mastered how to write effectively, and short. Write your very best beautiful sentences. You must do the same as a great writer, to be one of them.
10. Get Yourself a Mentor
The company of people can influence our book, essay, or article… really, the success of everything we do. It’s best to associate yourself with other thinkers, dreamers, or writers, especially those more successful than you. It’s true, writers love being isolated and alone to get their writing done, but they usually have spots of time where they meet and interact with each other.
You need to discover what fits for you and get yourself a mentor, can be a friend too. One way to get in contact with other successful writers is to attend writing conferences. From there, you can get to know of writing groups, forums, and associations that will help guide you to be a better writer and catch your next bestseller.
Create the right environment that will suit your needs at this moment. If you want to rush your article or book, you may isolate yourself. But whenever you seek inspiration, take the time with other writers to fill in your ideas. You are the best! You must believe it to be able to write as such! You are the next great bestselling writer!
And by the way,
Have a super wonderful day full of creativity!