Research, research, research. Like any successful real estate agent, they’ll tell you location, location, location. Well, it’s the same for the literary world. Researching your genre, title choice, editor selection, traditional publishing vs self-publishing, cover art designer, branding, and everything in between will lead to a successful book launch.
Most importantly write for the love of writing. Your writing will reflect the love you have for your book. The more you invest in your book the better your writing will get.
Remember that the first book you write will not be your best work. You’ll grow with every book you write and publish.
As I’m writing my 5th book I realized a lot of writing mishaps I did that I’m not committing in my newer books. Research for the success of your book.