Once you have written your novel or short story you need to find somebody to get it distributed or you can distribute it yourself. This depends on the size of the audience you want to have, if you want a limited market and if you are choosing this as a profession. Once you have written your novel or short story you have to believe in it in order to sell it to people.
Distribution of the novel or short story
Writing your very own novel or short story means only half the work is done. Next you have to distribute your novel or short story and then promote it to sell it. If you are releasing the novel or short story to a small market then you should go to a good self-publishing printers to get it distributed. This way you can be in control of the novel or short story, it will also be released faster, you can retain all rights to it and there will be no excess inventory of novels.
However if you want to reach a large audience and make a career out of writing novels or short stories then you should go to more established distributers. This way your work will be on the shelf in top stores and more places. In addition to this established distributers pay compensation to writers in advance of it being sold. A crucial aspect of distributing a novel is editing, an established distributer will free the author of the cost of editing the novel or short story.
Promoting the novel or short story
Book printing is not the last part to releasing and selling a novel or short story. Now it has to be promoted. In order to promote it you must believe in it and yourself. In order to believe in it and yourself you must not pay attention to people who are very negative towards it, you must be open to constructive criticism but not to people who put you down. Click here for more info on book printing.
In this day and age social media is very important. You can promote your novel or short story by posting it on Facebook or Tweeting about it on twitter.
You can also get your novels or short stories translated into different languages in order to reach a wider audience.
A very important step in promoting your short story or novel is to have fun while doing it. This way your head will be clear and you can come up with the best strategy to promote it.