First of all Congratulations are due to you for becoming a published author. This is the first step towards a life of success, fulfillment and excitement. Knowing that as an independent author through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing program you can control, plan and market your own destiny. This in itself is a major accomplishment and should be commended. As your book begins to sell consider what elements of marketing can be used to increase your sales.
Consider as well making your book available and free for a small period of time so that people are able to gain exposure to your work and your style. Maintain and guard your brand as an author with great scrutiny. Enhance everything you can and speak about your book. Offer to come to local libraries and universities to give talks about your book. Each opportunity is a moment for the public to connect with you, your personality, brand and style.
As you move forward think about the future of your book. Do you want it to be a movie? Do you want it to be one of a series? Are you planning an audio book? All of these elements should be considered.
Welcome to your future, where you control your success, and destiny. Hopefully now you have all of the tools to be a successful and profitable independent author and all of the traditional publishing houses will vie for a part of the action only to be left out in the cold.