by Steven Spatz on BookBaby Blog:
Q: What’s the best time to publish your book?
Here’s a little-known fact for aspiring self-published authors: The holiday season is not the prime selling time for new, self-published authors.
Think about it: Established authors target holiday sales’ periods because it’s a safe, easy gift choice for a lot of folks. The same can’t be said for most self-published authors. These relatively unknown authors’ books need to stand out and attract the interest of potential readers. This kind of discovery and browsing usually doesn’t take place in the hectic holiday time frame. As a result, they’re often disappointed with holiday sales efforts.
So when is “prime time” for new authors to release their book? Just about any other time than the holidays, starting with the beginning of the year. People are going to have more time to spend reading during the cold…
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