I read an article about a self-publishing author, Kim Linwood, who wrote a top selling novel in a month and took another month or so to publish it and sold 120,00 copies. It was her first book.
In her interview she made perfect sense about how she got there.
She researched the top selling novels on Kindle.
She wrote in the new genre New Adult and the top selling Step-brothers books.
She had an editor. She wrote the book, about 60,000words, proof-read it, and send it off to her editor.
Her editor did a quick read, as a reader, and sent back comments about the story in general.
The author edited and sent it back to her editor. for a line edit and proof read.
The author edited it and published it in print and e-book format.
She had a cover designer do the cover.
Kim had no brand or social network presence.
She did have some other authors promote her book online. If you'd like to read the interview you can find it at http://mmjayewrites.com/2015/06/02/first-time-author-creates-a-bestseller-in-two-months-the-phenomenal-kim-linwood/
I'm thinking I need to research and develop a selling plan for my next book.
So do I write to what the market is buying or what I like to write? That is the conundrum.
What do you write - and why?Do you have a fully developed plan?