Making a novel manuscript stand out amidst the submissions to literary agents and publishers is a critical challenge. Several elements can help your work shine. Firstly, a compelling and unique concept or premise is vital. It should pique the reader's interest from the start. Craft a strong opening that hooks the reader. Well-developed characters with depth, relatability, and clear motivations make the story more engaging. A well-edited manuscript, free of grammatical errors and typos, is crucial. Moreover, showcasing your writing style and voice, creating an emotional connection with readers, and ensuring a marketable potential can help your manuscript grab the attention it deserves. Lastly, a well-crafted query letter or proposal is the gateway to making that first impression.
Getting started with self-publishing can be a bit difficult but doesn’t have to be.
After publishing 200+ books on Amazon and running 120 million Amazon ads, I discovered the secret to getting books self-published easily and selling.
The key is to break down the steps into easy-to-follow bite-sized chunks as I lay out in my free self-publishing secrets checklist.