David Farland's Writing Tips

What is the easiest way to sell books?

So let me see if I can make this simple. Let’s say you write a novel. When you do, as it’s creator, you own the “copyright,” the right to print the work and sell copies of it. Under US law, you don’t need to necessarily register that copyright, but it is helpful if you do. (Registering copyright isn’t hard. Just Google the topic. I saw a scammer last week telling authors it was a complex process and he wanted $80 to do something that would actually take the author only a couple of minutes.)

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How to Reach Number one on WattPad

How I Hit Number One on Wattpad

How to Succeed on Wattpad
Have a professional looking cover. I can’t emphasize enough how important this is! That is how most readers on Wattpad will discover your writing, and the cover has to convince them it’s worth checking out.
Post as clean a copy as possible. Readers will forgive the occasional typo, but if the story is riddled with errors, it’s unlikely that your story will take off. With over 100 million uploads, the readers have plenty of other options.

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How Do You Create Your Career As A Writer?

How do You Create Your Career as a Writer?

So here are your action items:
If you don’t have an author website, build one and begin talking about how you are chasing your dream of being a writer.
On that website, capture the email addresses of visitors.
Make a list of family members, friends, schoolmates, and business associates who might also be interested in your work.
When you speak at libraries or conventions, make sure that you add to your list every single time.
A week before your first novel comes out, email your fans and let them know. Then send a second notice on the day that it goes on sale.

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