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Traits All Successful Self-Publishers Have in
Common

In life, the winners are separated from the rest of the pack by a determined and
persistent attitude that keeps them moving forward despite obstacles. In the arena of
self-publishing a book, many popular authors did not reach the level of success they have
now by simply being wealthy or having a huge network of connections. Most of them were
just ordinary people who, through literary talent and keen business sense, were able to
become triumphant.

If you want to self-publish your book, you can become successful yourself if you emulate
some of their essential traits:

1.They have an entrepreneurial bent.

These people understand that when they decided to publish a book on their own, what they
were doing basically was starting their own business. They realize that self-publishing is
not a simple venture at all; they will not just produce their own books but also keep
track of its sales, record their expenses and revenues, and take the lead when it comes to
strategizing and implementing marketing campaigns. 

2.They are technologically-inclined.

They know that one reason why self-publishing has become wildly successful especially in
recent years is because of technology. Now, more than ever, it is easier for an aspiring
author to produce and release books because of devices and innovations like e-readers,
e-books, and social media channels, among others. Thus, they recognize that they need to
be on top of the latest technological developments as these are tools that they can use in
their climb to the top of the literary heap.

3.They possess, or learn to develop, good organizational skills.

Again, because they are basically running a business they need to attend to a lot of
things. For instance, schedules and timelines must be set and met, records must be made
and kept, and every aspect, even the smallest details, must be dealt with in a
professional and timely manner. They don’t get overwhelmed with all these challenging
tasks because they make time to organize their processes.

4.They have good interpersonal skills.

A great part of their success as self-publishers relies on their ability to create and
strengthen connections not just with their target audience, but also with their contacts,
peers, and other entrepreneurs like themselves. It really helps if one is naturally
outgoing and socially skilled as it will help them make a mark in the competitive
self-publishing world.

5.They are, literally, jacks of all trades.

They are not just authors. As self-publishers, their job description includes being
content producers, marketers, and salespeople. In some cases, they even take on editing,
designing, and layout duties. Even if they do not know how to do all these things, they
must at least know where to find the right people who can provide these services.

6.They have confidence in their abilities and in their work.

Although the previous traits are very important to have in people who want to start their
own small publishing companies or release their own literary work, there is still one
trait that is extremely crucial: confidence. Successful people believe in themselves and
in the value of their output. 

Simply put, self-publishers take on a lot of responsibilities and so many things are
required of them. Do you have what it takes?


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