BECOMING A RICH NIGERIAN AUTHOR SERIES
STEP NINE- START TO MARKET TO YOUR FRIENDS – Family and friends are the people that will buy your books first and you need their momentum to help you navigate through the initial take off days as a Nigerian author. Most of them will buy to encourage you and you need that encouragement. But most importantly if you did a great job with your book, this will open another income stream for you which is giving you opportunities to make more money as a public speaker. This was a surprise to me. I found out that as a Nigerian author, you make more money as a public speaker than you would make from your books, I can say for every one naira I have made from my books as a Nigerian author that I have made 10x that from the opportunities my books created for me to speak to people. I will be writing about that next week so check it out later.
STEP TEN- OPTIMISE THE MOMENTUM YOUR BOOKS ARE GAINING – Never miss an opportunity to sell books especially the opportunities that your public speaking and trainings will create for you. If you have noticed, I have said practically nothing about book shops and this is because it will be a huge mistake for you to take you books to a book shop when you have not become an established Nigerian author. The sales there will demoralise you. I don’t think I have made up to 10000 naira sales from all the books I supplied to book shops. In fact I had to withdraw them from the books shops. As a Nigerian author, you must go to book shops last. This because the book sellers want to sell only well know titles and no matter what you tell yourself, as a Nigerian author, you must be very well known as a person for your book to sell at all book shops. This is why I will strongly suggest you read our coming article on becoming a great public speaker.
STEP ELEVEN – START YOUR NEXT BOOK AND MAKE THE NECESSARY CORRECTION- Once you have made back the money you made from your first book as a Nigerian author, note the mistakes you made in the first one by asking strangers for honest feedbacks which your family and friends will not give you. Learn from this and start to write your second book immediately. You need a second book as soon as possible so that you can have something else to resell to those that have bought the first book as you look for new clients.
There are a whole lot of other stuffs but it will take me a whole book to explain.
Now, to show you how easy it is to write a book, you will notice that I have already done more than 1500 words in just this three articles series and still have so much that I have not written about. If I continue on all about becoming a rich Nigerian author, you will notice that I already have a complete manuscript for a book that I have a niche for which is young Nigerians who want to become rich Nigerian authors.
You will also have noticed how these series flowed and that is how you book must flow too. You will notice that what I used to write these articles about becoming a rich Nigerian author are just from observations I have been making as an author and not just copying something and pasting it, expecting to become a rich Nigerian author than way.
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