Contest are great fun and can drive engagement and expand the reach of a book promotion. If your prizes are valuable or interesting, your followers will share the contest with others even if it lessens their own chance to win. What’s more, the contest doesn’t have to be a random raffle. Learn more in this video.
Why do you write books? Is it for passion or for profit? Expression, creativity, and the need to tell a good story are some passionate reasons. Authority, money, and credibility are profit driven ones. Find out where you fall on the profit/passion spectrum in this video.
For many of us, devoting consistent hours to writing ain’t no easy enchilada. This is especially true if you are struggling to feed and shelter yourself and your family with the income from your efforts. Doubt and criticism, from oneself and from outsiders, have probably killed more budding writing careers than any other factor.
In this dawn of new publishing, there is a hair’s breadth of difference between what straight-up service providers and hybrid publishers do. Hybrid publishers have a traditional manuscript acquisition process and distribute books through traditional channels but where hybrids differ is that they charge for services like editing and cover design.
Pre-orders count towards sales! It is an age-old tactic. Have you ever wondered how books reach #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List before they are for sale to the public? That’s the magic of pre-orders. Amazon has made this powerful tool available to direct (self) publishers which is a very good thing and can indicate future sales in the same way.
To pre-order your copy of Bestseller List, click here – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NC15Z79/
Before you publish your book, it’s common practice to give away pre-release copies of your book called ARCs. A.R.C. stands for advance reader copy or advance review copy. Your fans and launch team will appreciate these as gifts, however, ARCs traditional and true purpose it to generate pre-release reviews on Amazon and through other channels. ARCs also allow your launch team to create a buzz.
Online courses or immersion experiences can take a $10 book and multiple its revenue-generating power by 10 or 20 fold. If you have written a professional or personal development book, your outline and sections of your book can transfer seamlessly over to a learning management system (LMS). According to Reuters, the eLearning market has accounted for $165.21 billion in revenue in 2017 and is expected to reach $275.10 billion by 2022.
99 Designs makes getting a cover designed for your book as fun as a carnival midway! Like other freelance sites, the design pool is self-vetting through a review process. Not only are portfolios, reviews, and a five-star rating system available to allow you to clearly view the quality of work and professionalism of the designer, the contests assure that you get many design options to choose from. By many, I mean 99 Designs makes good on their name’s promise; typically, you will get around 100 designs to choose from! What’s more, you are guaranteed to get the perfect cover. If you don’t like any of the submissions, you get your money back, no questions asked.
Watch how, in only 12 months, I went from one book marketing client to a lucrative publishing business with partners, staff, multiple clients, and a bright future of expansion ahead! Follow this step-by-step plan and you too can start your own profitable publishing company. In addition, learn how forming an LLC can give you a big advantage as an author.
This video focuses on the traditional path to publishing. If you are going after a publishing contract, you will need a literary agent. This involves querying, and in the case of nonfiction, a proposal. Today I will address why you need an agent and how to find the right one.