1. Write more, and write short, so you can test more
I adore writing long novels — 100,000 words and more. Unfortunately, that’s meant that I haven’t published as much as I should have in 2016. Next year, I’ve decided to release more titles, and shorter titles. Rather than writing a novel of 13,000 words, I’ll write a serial of four episodes which total 130K.
If you follow this strategy, it means that you publish four titles where previously you published a single title. Readers get a better chance to discover your ebooks.
The benefit of the strategy:
- It’s easier to get found, and to build your mailing list;
- Your income increases because although you’re making less per ebook, you’re selling more titles;
- You get to experiment more. If a series or serial languishes, go on to the next thing.