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
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"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
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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.

Running Down a Dream

Your Road Map to Winning Creative Battles
Author: Tim Grahl
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781936891559
Category: Self-Help
Page: 226
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A Deeply Personal Field Guide toDefeating Your Own Worst EnemyWhen you dream, you envision a magical future...the day when you have heroically slayed dragons and unlocked the creativity and genius buried deep inside.But how do you actually get to that destination?You can analyze the myths of visionary creators-artists, writers, musicians, software developers, etc. who have accomplished the impossible. You'll read about how they went for it, refused to quit, and would not be denied. But exactly how these successful creators went from being fearful dreamers to accomplished artists proves elusive. Running Down a Dream unflinchingly bares the naked truth of creation and shares the practical to-do list to take you from here to there.The good news? You don't have to be an Austen or a Michelangelo or an Oprah to create a work of art.The bad news? There is no glossing over the pain, embarrassment, and financial terror necessary to contend with on your journey to mission accomplished.More good news? What lies ahead for you is the realization of your heroic self. The run is worth it in ways you can't yet imagine.

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: 5286
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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 Market a Book


Author: Joanna Penn
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781490590912
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 266
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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.

Write, Publish, Repeat

The No Luck Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success
Author: Sean Platt,Johnny B. Truant,David Wright
Publisher: Sterling & Stone
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
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1001 Ways to Market Your Books

For Authors and Publishers
Author: John Kremer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780912411484
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 702
View: 331
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Offers advice on planning a successful marketing strategy for one's book, with information on distributors, bookstores, Internet marketing, and school and library marketing.

Online Marketing for Busy Authors

A Step-by-Step Guide
Author: Fauzia Burke
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1626567867
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 168
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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.

How I Sold 1 Million EBooks in 5 Months


Author: John Locke
Publisher: John Locke
ISBN: 9781935670919
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 170
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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 Release

Develop Your Best Marketing Strategy for Each Launch
Author: Misty M. Beller
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781547193448
Category:
Page: 84
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Whether you're an indie author or traditionally published, finding readers who will buy your book may be the hardest part of the process. But it doesn't have to be! Learn how to find your target audience, reach new readers when your book launches, and turn them into avid fans eager for your next release. Each chapter contains pro tips specific for both traditionally published authors and indie authors, and there's even a bonus section with tips to make marketing manageable - and keep your sanity! You'll receive sample marketing action plans specific for each type of release: - Debut - First in a new series - Later book in a series or standalone title With the tools in this book, now may be the most exciting time ever to be an author!

Book Marketing Is Dead

Book Promotion Secrets You Must Know Before You Publish
Author: Derek Murphy
Publisher: Creativindie
ISBN: 9780984655120
Category:
Page: 160
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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.

How to Get Publicity for Your Book

A Do It Yourself Guide for Authors
Author: Natalie Obando
Publisher: Do Good PressGroup
ISBN: 9780997129601
Category:
Page: 156
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How to Get Publicity for Your Book is a DIY guide for savvy authors. Would you like to get great publicity for your book without having to spend money on hiring a publicist? Do you think that you have what it takes to be your own publicist and run your own campaign? If so, this book will show you how. I have spent countless hours dedicated to garnering publicity for authors and brands all across the United States and have found that although there is no one-size-fits-all method, there are constants. In this book you will learn what they are and how to apply them to your work so that you can achieve maximum publicity for your author platform. Learn how to create the tools that you need for professional media outreach, platform building, book tour/event planning and so much more. I will share with you the mistakes I've made, the successes I've had, the tools of the trade and what I've come to learn from all of my outreach so that you can use it for your own.

Escape From Cubicle Nation

From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur
Author: Pamela Slim
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101052532
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
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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.

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
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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.

Drive

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Author: Daniel H. Pink
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101524381
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: *Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives *Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters *Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.

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
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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.

Evil Plans

Having Fun on the Road to World Domination
Author: Hugh MacLeod
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101475757
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
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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.

Ignore Everybody

and 39 Other Keys to Creativity
Author: Hugh MacLeod
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101057728
Category: Self-Help
Page: 176
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When Hugh MacLeod was a struggling young copywriter, living in a YMCA, he started to doodle on the backs of business cards while sitting at a bar. Those cartoons eventually led to a popular blog - gapingvoid.com - and a reputation for pithy insight and humor, in both words and pictures. MacLeod has opinions on everything from marketing to the meaning of life, but one of his main subjects is creativity. How do new ideas emerge in a cynical, risk-averse world? Where does inspiration come from? What does it take to make a living as a creative person? Now his first book, Ignore Everyone, expands on his sharpest insights, wittiest cartoons, and most useful advice. A sample: *Selling out is harder than it looks. Diluting your product to make it more commercial will just make people like it less. *If your plan depends on you suddenly being "discovered" by some big shot, your plan will probably fail. Nobody suddenly discovers anything. Things are made slowly and in pain. *Don't try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether. There's no point trying to do the same thing as 250,000 other young hopefuls, waiting for a miracle. All existing business models are wrong. Find a new one. *The idea doesn't have to be big. It just has to be yours. The sovereignty you have over your work will inspire far more people than the actual content ever will. After learning MacLeod's 40 keys to creativity, you will be ready to unlock your own brilliance and unleash it on the world. From the Hardcover edition.

A Whole New Mind

Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
Author: Daniel H. Pink
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101157909
Category: Psychology
Page: 304
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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.