Monday, July 4, 2022
Author Advice Guest blog with Jaydeep Shah
What is essential for authors? I would say …
Editing and marketing skills whether you plan to self-publish or find an agent.
As I have continued to self-publish books, I have learned editing is important to make your story entertaining and reader-friendly. If you haven’t focused on editing, no matter how good your story is, you may leave readers upset with your story.
It is the best choice to edit the story by yourself as much as possible before submitting it to an editor. It is necessary to work with a professional editor who can help you understand what is missing from the story: whether you must focus on the development of the world, character arc, or the plot to make the story intriguing and sellable.
Why is it important to work with a professional editor even though you plan to go traditionally? The reason is you would not like the agent to stop reading your story after a paragraph or a page and reject it.
Marketing is another important factor because the best marketing strategy could help you sell thousands of books. If you don’t have a marketing strategy, there is a very low chance, that you could sell enough copies to make your career as a successful author.
There are many ways you can market your book. One is online social platforms and digital advertisements on various websites. Another is arranging live book launch parties and book signings at the bookstores and libraries.
However, marketing would work only if your story is well-edited and free of errors. And I have experienced it. There was a time when I wasn’t editing my books as a beginner author.
However, I work with a professional editor so that I can make the story reader-friendly and entertaining enough that it could grab more attention.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Survive the Doom
Genre: Apocalyptic Thriller
Publisher: Rage Publishing
Date of Publication: June 9, 2022
ISBN: 9781734982664 (Paperback)
Number of pages:383 pages
Word Count: 74,668 words
Cover Artist: bookcoverzone.com
They believe it is only about defeat and escape.
Little do they know; it is something more than that. It is about the rise of the dead and the world’s destruction.
Lost in the desert of Rajasthan, India, Rahul and Elisa learn the truth about a wicked wizard named Dansh and some enchanters performing resurrection rituals.
Though they try to stop him, Dansh knows black magic and they find him a challenging adversary. Even worse than him, Rahul and Elisa soon discover that the churel named Dali has returned. Soon, the King of the Underworld, an immortal rakshasa named Sekiada, will make his way to the earth with the force of his thousands of fallen angels to conquer the world.
Rahul and Elisa must find a way to stop them and save humanity.
Terror inflames the nation. The country’s best commando, Aarav Singh, and the best local police officer, Arjun Rawat, reach the city’s border near the desert with the force of gifted soldiers to commence battle against evil. They turn the border into a battlefield to prevent the demons from entering the city.
The apocalypse is struggling to reach its highest peak as the Asian evils slowly spread across the nation: churels, rakshasas, pishachas, daayans, shaitans, and many more hair-raising bloodshed lovers.
Rahul must find a way to murder the immortals: the wicked wizard, the king of the Underworld, and the strongest churel of all time, and Elisa must gather her own courage to battle the demons, especially one of the immortals, to prove women are not weak.
Welcome to the world of horror, where the characters play games of deceit and betrayal to achieve their goals, and the demons enjoy slaughtering the humans.
The end is near. Or it’s just the beginning!? Dare to witness the apocalypse, but only if you are comfortable with bloodbath and barbarity.
Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/QtcQ7QB36bU
Jaydeep Shah is an avid traveler and a multi-genre author. As a bachelor’s degree holder in Creative Writing, he aims to entertain as many as people he can with his stories. He is best known for Tribulation, the first book in the “Cops Planet” series.
In addition to those books, The Shape-Shifting Serpents’ Choice, Jaydeep’s first young adult flash fiction written under his pen name, JD Shah, is published online by Scarlet Leaf Review in the July 2019 issue. Currently, he’s endeavoring to write a debut young adult fantasy novel while working on a sequel to his first apocalyptic thriller, Havoc.
When Shah is not writing, he reads books, tries new restaurants, and goes on adventures.
Posted by Roxanne Rhoads at 3:30 AM