Your First 1000 Copies

The Step-By-Step Guide to Marketing Your Book


Author: Tim Grahl

Publisher: Out: Think

ISBN: 9780615796796

Category: Authorship

Page: 137

View: 1825

"If I could give an aspiring writer one piece of advice, it would be to read this book." - Hugh Howey, New York Times best selling author of Wool "Your First 1000 Copies is a must-read for authors trying to build a connection with their readers." - Dan Heath & Chip Heath, co-authors of Made to Stick, Switch, and Decisive "I watched in awe this year as Tim Grahl had 5 clients on the New York Times bestseller list in the same week. There is no one I trust more to learn about book marketing." - Pamela Slim, Author, Escape from Cubicle Nation "Tim was an early pioneer in teaching book authors how Internet marketing ACTUALLY works." - Hugh MacLeod, author of Ignore Everybody and Evil Plans Imagine if you had a direct connection with thousands of readers who loved reading your books. And imagine if those readers eagerly awaited the launch of your next book. How would that direct relationship with your readers change your writing career? How would you feel knowing that every time you started a new book project, you already had people excited to buy it and ready to recommend it to others? In Your First 1000 Copies, seasoned book marketing expert Tim Grahl walks you through how successful authors are using the online marketing tools to build their platform, connect with readers and sell more books. Tim has worked with over 100 different authors from top best sellers such as Hugh Howey, Daniel Pink, Charles Duhigg, Chip and Dan Heath, Ramit Sethi and Pamela Slim to authors just get started on their first writing project. He has worked with authors across all fiction and non-fiction genres. Along with his client work, he has studied many other successful authors to learn what works and what doesn't. The result is Your First 1000 Copies where he walks you through the Connection System, a plan that every author can immediately start using. The plan looks like this: Permission - How to open up communication with your readers where you can reliably engage them and invite them to be involved. Content - How to use content to engage with current readers and connect with new ones. Outreach - How to ethically and politely introduce yourself to new readers. Sell - How all of these steps can naturally lead to book sales without being pushy or annoying Track - How to use modern online tools to see what's working and what's not working, and how to make decisions based on data. This is a system that any author can immediately put in place to start building their platform. Whether you're a seasoned author looking to step into the new publishing landscape, or you're a brand new author, Your First 1000 Copies will give you the tools to connect with readers and sell more books.

Promote Your Book

Over 250 Proven, Low-Cost Tips and Techniques for the Enterprising Author


Author: Patricia Fry

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1621533727

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 6628

Do you have what it takes to become an author, but are not sure where to start? Promote Your Book gives enterprising authors the advantage they need to navigate the publishing industry and gain a better understanding of what book promotion is all about. This well-organized collection of the most successful low-cost and no-cost ideas provides solutions for both aspiring and seasoned authors in any genre. You will learn how to promote the book without changing your lifestyle; how to promote creatively, locally, and through social media; submit news releases and tip sheets; arrange book signings, radio, and TV appearances; enhance marketing skills; spend money in all the right places, and more.

Sell Your Book Like Wildfire

The Writer's Guide to Marketing and Publicity


Author: Rob Eagar

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599634210

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

View: 2603

Promote and Sell Your Work! You've written a book, but if it doesn't sell, what's the point? In Sell Your Book Like Wildfire, marketing expert Rob Eagar explains how to use the best promotional methods available to get your book noticed and drive sales. You'll learn how to: Increase your book sales by driving readers to bookstores and online retailers Build a brand that makes your books stand out from the crowd Secure more media interviews and speaking engagements Connect with key influencers who spread word of mouth Create raving fans who buzz about your book on social media Ignite your confidence to sell more books and make more money as an author. Whether you're a first-timer or an old-hand, self-published or traditionally published, a novelist or non-fiction writer, this is the only marketing guide you'll ever need.


How to Publish a Book


Author: Guy Kawasaki,Shawn Welch

Publisher: Lightning Source Incorporated

ISBN: 9780988523104

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 377

View: 2345

APE’s thesis is powerful yet simple: filling the roles of Author, Publisher and Entrepreneur yields results that rival traditional publishing.

How I Sold 1 Million EBooks in 5 Months


Author: John Locke

Publisher: John Locke

ISBN: 9781935670919

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 170

View: 4105

Now, for the first time ever, John Locke reveals the marketing system he created to sell more than 1,100,000 eBooks in five months! His Credentials: John is the eighth author in the world—and the first self-published author in history—to have sold 1 million eBooks on Kindle! He is the first self-published author to hit #1 on the Amazon/Kindle Best Seller’s List, and the first to hit both #1 and #2 at the same time! He is a New York Times best-selling author! He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and Entertainment Weekly! He has had 4 of the top 10 books on Amazon/Kindle at the same time, including #1 and #2! He has had 7 books in the top 34 and 8 books in the Top 50 at the same time! These numbers are not positions within a category. They are positions that include all Kindle sales including fiction, non-fiction, magazine subscriptions, and game apps! By the middle of March, 2011, it had been calculated that “every 7 seconds, 24 hours a day, a John Locke novel is downloaded somewhere in the world.” …All this was achieved PART TIME, without an agent, publicist, and at virtually no marketing expense!

How to Market a Book


Author: Joanna Penn

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781490590912

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

View: 8758

The first job of an author is, of course, to write great books, but these days, their second job is to market them. ** Updated Second Edition, September 2014 ** Marketing isn't a skill that most authors have naturally, and there is little formal training. But when your book hits the shelves, and the sales don't start rolling in, there's only two things an author can do. Keep writing more books and ... Get to grips with marketing. This book is for authors who want to sell more books, but it's also for those writers who want to think more like an entrepreneur. It's for traditionally published authors who want to take control of their future, and for self-published authors who want to jump-start a career. There are some short-term tactics for those who want to kick up immediate sales, but the focus of the book is more about instilling values and marketing principles that will help your long-term career as a writer. It's also about going beyond just the book, because the methods in this guide can take you from being an author into professional speaking, making money from other products and creating opportunities that you can't even imagine yet. There are no rules in this game, but learning this kind of authentic marketing has certainly changed my life, so read on and I'll share everything I know with you. How To Market A Book covers an extensive range of marketing principles, strategies and tactics: Part 1: Marketing Principles - including myths, how to balance your time, co-opetition and generosity Part 2: Prerequisites for Success - including an understanding of yourself and your target market, professional editing and cover design, your book page on the retailer websites, pricing and the use of free Part 3: No Platform Needed - Short-term Marketing - including how to get book reviews, paid advertising, using traditional media and tips for TV, radio and press releases Part 4: The Author Platform - Long-term Marketing - including the reasons why a platform is a good thing, author branding, your author website, list-building and email marketing, content marketing and blogging, audio and podcasting, video and book trailers, social networking, professional speaking, and becoming an author-entrepreneur. Part 5: Launching Your Book - including how launching has changed, soft launch, launch spikes, post launch and relaunches as well as lessons learned from some major book launches. Plus/ tips for when you get overwhelmed and plenty more links to further resources.

Online Marketing for Busy Authors

A Step-by-Step Guide


Author: Fauzia Burke

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626567867

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

View: 5700

If You Want People to Read Your Book, Writing It Is Only the Beginning There has truly never been a better time to be an author. For the first time, authors have direct access to the public via the Internet—and can create a community eagerly awaiting their book. But where do new authors start? How do they sort through the dizzying range of online options? Where should they spend their time online and what should they be doing? Enter Fauzia Burke, a digital book marketing pioneer and friend of overwhelmed writers everywhere. She takes authors step-by-step through the process of identifying their unique personal brand, defining their audience, clarifying their aspirations and goals, and setting priorities. She offers advice on designing a successful website, building a mailing list of superfans, blogging, creating an engagement strategy for social media, and more. By following Burke's expert advice, authors can conquer the Internet and still get their next manuscript in on time.

1001 Ways to Market Your Books

For Authors and Publishers


Author: John Kremer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780912411484

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 702

View: 2076

Offers advice on planning a successful marketing strategy for one's book, with information on distributors, bookstores, Internet marketing, and school and library marketing.

Book Marketing Is Dead

Book Promotion Secrets You Must Know Before You Publish


Author: Derek Murphy

Publisher: Creativindie

ISBN: 9780984655120


Page: 160

View: 6637

How to sell a ton of books (even if you're starting with no platform). If you've found this book I'm assuming you have or will soon have a book out on the market, and are exploring ways to turn it into a best-selling powerhouse that will slaughter the competition and pay for your retirement. The indie publishing world is thrilling because of the possible returns, and I hope you and your book do well. You're probably searching for things like "book marketing" and "book promotion" so you can learn how to find readers and convince them to buy your book. But almost everything you read will be wrong. That's because marketing in general is dead. Advertising is dead. Selling and convincing people to buy: also dead. The new law of book sales is this: if you're talking about your book, promoting your book, sharing your book... you're screwing it all up. Don't make "Old School" marketing mistakes that will sabotage your efforts! This book will help you to... Avoid the common mistakes that kill book sales Set up an author platform quickly that will triple your results Use Social Media (like an expert) without being annoying Advertise for maximum impact (at the lowest cost) Make powerful friends online who can move thousands of books Before you spend a lot of money on book marketing services or author publicity... Make sure you've plugged all the holes in your sales funnel so you're not throwing money away. If you're looking for a "Bestseller Campaign" but don't have a big budget... This book will show you plenty of ways to improve sales without spending a dime.

Marketing Your Book: An Author's Guide

How to target agents, publishers and readers


Author: Alison Baverstock

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408147971

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 1219

Authors will benefit hugely from this practical book by seeing how effective they can be at helping to promote their own books. Alison Baverstock encourages authors to work with publishers and agents but also explains how to 'go it alone' for authors who plan to self publish. The book covers: how marketing works; what opportunities there are; how authors can help; how to get noticed; how to get local publicity, organise a launch event and keep the momentum going after publication. The book also provides authors with a real insight into the publishing process and contains illuminating interviews with everyone concerned: editors, marketing people and, most importantly, authors.


The Proven Path from Blank Page to Published Author


Author: Don Padilla

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781683501046

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 145

View: 936

This book is for any athlete or business owners wanting a better future.

Goodreads for Authors


Author: Michelle Campbell-Scott

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781482689969

Category: Reference

Page: 194

View: 1977

Goodreads is a website that is full of the people authors love and yearn for - readers. Amazon obviously thinks Goodreads has massive potential, as they have just bought it. If you are an author, are you using the awesome power of Goodreads to its full potential? It is growing at a phenomenal rate, doubling its membership from 6.5 million users in 2011 to 13 million in 2012. Membership is currently (November 2013) 20 million and rising. An astonishing 21% of Goodreads group members are also book bloggers. These are the people we as authors need to reach. We have to do it in a respectful, professional way though. Too many authors can be seen on other social platforms screaming, 'Buy my book!'. No-one gets away with that on Goodreads. Goodreads users are educated, passionate, and can spot self-promoting authors with ease. You don't need to self-promote, and you don't need to leave your success to luck. What you do need to do is set out in this book - together with a suggested schedule of how to engage your readers via your activity on Goodreads (just minutes each day). It is the result of months of study, research, testing, and writing. The chapters are written in the steps authors need to take to get started on Goodreads: claim your author profile, add your blog (or start one), add videos, photos, quotes, etc., add your book(s), join helpful groups, meet readers and potential readers, harness the power of Giveaways, promote your free days/offers, and much, much more, such as: * Find out how 50 Shades Of Grey and other bestsellers harnessed the power of Goodreads - with real figures and statistics showing the viral effect in action. * Understand how to create this effect yourself, for your own books. * Learn strategies to promote your book online, without having to waste hours on Twitter and Facebook (you'll find out why that isn't a very valuable thing to do with your time). * Find out how to use Goodreads's self-serve advertising to test ads and targeting in order to create a viral effect on Goodreads in order to promote your book on Amazon. You don't have to resort to sneaky tricks or black hat tactics to be successful on Goodreads. You just need to learn how to use the site properly, respect other users, and let them find your books naturally, using the site's numerous tools.

A Whole New Mind

Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future


Author: Daniel H. Pink

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101157909

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 7937

The future belongs to a different kind of person with a different kind of mind: artists, inventors, storytellers-creative and holistic "right-brain" thinkers whose abilities mark the fault line between who gets ahead and who doesn't. Drawing on research from around the world, Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) outlines the six fundamentally human abilities that are absolute essentials for professional success and personal fulfillment--and reveals how to master them. A Whole New Mind takes readers to a daring new place, and a provocative and necessary new way of thinking about a future that's already here.

The Passion Test

The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Destiny


Author: Janet Bray Attwood,Chris Attwood

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1849838674

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 9242

Accessible to anyone of any faith or background, The Passion Test takes readers on a journey to experience the transformation that occurs when they determine what really matters most to them. Through interactive sections, the book helps the reader to identify their top 5 passions, and provides guidance on how to align their life with those passions. Combining powerful storytelling and profound wisdom from the world's leading experts in self-development, The Passion Testshows practical ways how the law of attraction can be used to bring a life of unlimited reward and unconditional love.

Evil Plans

Having Fun on the Road to World Domination


Author: Hugh MacLeod

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101475757

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 7806

The acclaimed author of Ignore Everybody is back with more irreverent wisdom, wit, and original cartoons. "It has never been easier to make a great living doing what you love. But to make it happen, first you need an EVIL PLAN. Everybody needs to get away from lousy bosses, from boring, dead-end jobs that they hate, and ACTUALLY start doing something they love, something that matters. Life is short." -Hugh MacLeod Freud once said that in order to be truly happy people need two things: the capacity to work and the capacity to love. Evil Plans is about being able to do both at the same time. The sometimes unfortunate side effect is that others will hate you for it. MacLeod's insights are brash, wise, and often funny.

Let's Get Visible

How to Get Noticed and Sell More Books


Author: David Gaughran

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781490310411

Category: Reference

Page: 206

View: 5825

"Leverage Amazon's famous recommendation engine to take advantage of the various opportunities it provides for exposure. Position your books for discoverability on other sales venues. Minimize the time you spend promoting so you have more time to spend writing. Promote in a cost-effective way that actually works"--

The Night of the Gun


Author: David Carr

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471108422

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 5967

David Carr was an addict for more than twenty years -- first dope, then coke, then finally crack -- before the prospect of losing his newborn twins made him sober up in a bid to win custody from their crack-dealer mother. Once recovered, he found that his recollection of his 'lost' years differed -- sometimes radically -- from that of his family and friends. The night, for example, his best friend pulled a gun on him. 'No,' said the friend (to David's horror, as a lifelong pacifist), 'It was you that had the gun.' Using all his skills as an investigative reporter, he set out to research his own life, interviewing everyone from his parents and his ex-partners to the policemen who arrested him, the doctors who treated him and the lawyers who fought to prove he was fit to have custody of his kids. Unflinchingly honest and beautifully written, the result is both a shocking account of the depths of addiction and a fascinating examination of how -- and why -- our memories deceive us. As David says, we remember the stories we can live with, not the ones that happened.

Escape From Cubicle Nation

From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur


Author: Pamela Slim

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101052532

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 3065

Pamela Slim, a former corporate training manager, left her office job twelve years ago to go solo and has enjoyed every bit of it. In her groundbreaking book, based on her popular blog Escape from Cubicle Nation, Slim explores both the emotional issues of leaving the corporate world and the nuts and bolts of launching a business. Drawing on her own career, as well as stories from her coaching clients and blog readers, Slim will help readers weigh their options, and make a successful escape if they decide to go for it.