53. If you can imagine, you can sell.

100 words on how to sell novels.

I should start off by saying that I haven’t sold any novels yet. I intend to sell plenty though and I’ve been following some forums closely to learn how to do this.

In choosing the genre and niche to write my novel in, I had to do some market research. One of the easiest ways to significantly increase the chance that someone buys your novel is to write to market, a term coined by Chris Fox, a YouTuber and indie writer.

Audiences have preconceived ideas as to what they want to read. At the same time, they want to read new angles and stories. Write within the guidelines of the expected tropes of a niche but come up with a new story and you’ll carve out your own slice of the market.

So if you want to write and have people read your work, all you need to have is an imagination. Remember that thing? It’s like a built-in idea machine. Marketplaces like Amazon allow you to turn ideas into a product.

So if you want to become a writer with readers who will happily pay to read your stories, imagine new stories within the confines of a niche. That’s it!

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