I have written a book/memoir about my liver transplant journey. I really want to raise enough money to get it published but can't seem to find the right platform or contacts to get n touch with to help out. Please can someone give me some tips and help on how to spread more awareness about being funded. any support would also be much appreciated. Thank you x
A number of my friends have published their books as E-Books on Amazon and then used social media, mainly facebook and twitter to start gaining traction. This way you can do it at no cost (but it can be quite a bit of hard work).
I have known one person who then had their book published through a publisher. who found them via amazon.
A few other friends have used amazon via print on demand - I don't really know anything about this though.
Another colleague used one of the crowd-funding sites (I think it was crowdfunder) to raise funds for self publishing. They used the book as a reward and then created larger rewards through offering packs of 10, or speaking at a book club or event, etc. One of the best things that I was told by a publisher years ago was that it was important to buid your social media profile - because they are the people who will buy your book.
Hope that helps in some way.
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