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What It Takes to Be a Successful Self-Published Author, Ask Nadel Paris

  • By Stanley T. Westfall
  • 16 Feb, 2017
Even though there isn't a "Get Successful Quick" secret that can package and sell to all the Indie Authors, there are some tried and true suggestions that you can use to set your writing career on the path to success.

Hard work
The first and most important suggestion that all self-published authors need to realize is that it takes a lot of hard work to publish your own book. Nothing worth doing is easy, this statement has never been more true than when applied to self publishing. Along with the freedom to make all of the decisions in guiding your own writing career comes the work it takes to become successful at it. You will need to go into task with open eyes and a plan to work as hard as you ever have for something that was worth it.

Know who your readers are and what they want
The only way to become a successful writer is to have a good understanding of who your readers are and what they want from you and the niche you are writing about. You need to be able to communicate with your readers in a way they will understand and be able to give them what they are looking for and expect.

Be an entrepreneur
Indie authors who treat their book as a business and use good entrepreneurial skills are the most successful. An author who is always on the watch for a new way of reaching their readers, new groups of people to address and a new way to get their message across will have their efforts paid off with a greater fanbase.

Adapt
Always be willing to adapt to changing situations whenever necessary. You will need to constantly keep your finger on the pulse of your niche and make changes as often as required to keep your message fresh and informative.

Research
Stay on top of all the research available in your niche and the self publishing community in general. Make sure you try to stay informed and one step ahead of everyone else.

Help your fellow Indie Author
The community of independent authors is a very friendly and helpful one. Other authors will be quick to offer help and guidance whenever necessary because there isn't really the competition that you will find in other industries. You aren't necessarily competing for the same readers since you are usually writing about different topics. The community is also helpful because the authors that have gone before you remember what it was like when they were in your shoes and how much work it was to get to where they are today. Don't forget to return the favor to them by helping someone else out where you can, which will insure the helpful mindset will continue.

Even though there isn't a secret to being a successful self published author, there are some helpful tips that you can follow to guide you in the right direction.

Nadel Paris is a published author, recording artist, musician, music producer, songwriter.
Nadel and her staff have been the driving factor towards personal growth for children for years. She believes that teaching kids how to sing has kept her own vocal capacities and skills alive!
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