The bottom line for any writer is not how much money a book makes, but how many people have read it.
If you are writing a novel and would like some unofficial “beta” readers – or if you have published a short story, and the readership of the literary magazine has run its course – it’s not a bad idea to post your work on a site that has a devoted readership.
Reading and writing communities can be a great way to get feedback on your writing. They also host competitions for the most popular stories, which are then publicized. On some of the larger sites, notably Wattpad and authonomy, there are tie-ins with media, publishing houses, and, in the case of WEbook, a service that helps writers pitch directly to agents. http://ericaverrillo.com/1/post/2014/12/15-reading-and-writing-communities-that-can-boost-your-platform.html
All self published authors know that finishing your book is only part of the battle. . . you now have to make sure people read it. One of the most effective ways to promote an ebook is to harness the power of established book promotion sites and tap into their readership.
#PitchWars. If you’re preparing queries and stuck BECAUSE QUERIES ARE HARD, I’ve figured out a kind of formula that is a great starting off point for distilling your 80k book into 250 words.
HOW TO WRITE A QUERY THREAD (1-?)
— Sheena Boekweg (@SheenaBoekweg) July 17, 2018