The Connection Between Sales and Writing

Being a salesperson is quite the opposite of being a writer. Wait, no that’s wrong. They are actually quite similar. In both professions you tell stories. People don’t buy what you do they buy why you do it. To sell a book you tell people what it’s about. How reading it will entertain, teach, or help them. You tell them why you wrote it.

To be successful as a writer you have to engage in the same skills as sales. Go door to door with a product and you will get called all manner of names and told no more than yes. Take your book to publishers. You will get rejected more than accepted. You have to stay positive in sales or you will fail. You must remain positive in writing or you will fail.

Your first pitch is probably going to suck. Much like your first draft of a novel your first sales pitch likely will fall short. It’s a profession you must hone as is writing.

I’m a firm believer that treating your work like a product will make you more successful than by treating it like art. Art is beautiful. Products make you a living. Create art, but when you go to sell remember your books are products. We’re all more like salesmen than we like to think and sales itself isn’t hard. It’s mostly perseverance.

At the end of the day if you don’t sell your book you won’t make any money off of it. Just throwing it up on Kindle wont sell your masterpiece.

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