How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months!
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!
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
The first job of an author is, of course, to write great books, but these days, their second job is to market them.
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.
Promotional Tips and Tricks for Aspiring Authors in the Digital Landscape
A ‘how to succeed’ in selling your book from a best selling author.
How To Tweet Your Book – A Beginner’s Guide to Twitter
A beginner’s guide on how to market your book using Twitter.
This guide will show you how to get set up on Twitter, how to find Twitter followers who are likely to buy your book, what to tweet and tools to save you time.
This book is a beginners’ guide on how to use Twitter to target the right audience and sell your book.
“It’s a must get for any author who uses Twitter”.
Twitter Marketing For Dummies
Get the latest tweets, tools, tips, and techniques and kick-start your Twitter marketing campaign!
As the fastest-growing social networking service with more than 50 million tweets posted per day, Twitter poses a plethora of marketing possibilities. Boasting more than 50 percent new or updated content, this fun and friendly second edition reflects the latest features that Twitter has implemented to make the service more appealing to business users. Twitter Marketing For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you build a following, promote your product, and drive more traffic to your Web site.
Details the changes to Twitter since the previous edition and explores the newest features and functionality that Twitter now offers to businesses looking to market their product on the fastest-growing social networking service
Shows you how to effectively increase your visibility and promote your message via Twitter
Looks at the new promoted Tweets and Twitter lists
Delves into the marketing possibilities that exist with the new feature of sharing tweets on other social networking sites
So stop twiddling your thumbs and start tweeting today with the Twitter marketing advice shared within the pages of Twitter Marketing For Dummies, 2nd Edition.
How to Win Friends and Influence People (on Twitter)
Dr. Nick Campos
“Do we really need another book about Twitter or social media?” Well, what you are about to read is not merely a book about being successful on the social media site Twitter, but also about how to be successful in life, because many of the tools, behaviors and actions that ensure success in the virtual world, also do so in the real world. How to Win Friends and Influence People (on Twitter) is a guide for stars. Yes, other books will teach you the definition of a retweet, but this book will help you become a Twitter RockStar.
Twitter is the most powerful platform on the planet for people to spread their inspired messages. Experts, teachers, sales people, doctors, artists, moguls, and journalists all have a platform by which to tell the world about what inspires them. And it’s not limited to professionals, either: housewives, teenagers, and just regular every day folk are finding their voice on Twitter. Within these pages are the secrets to transforming oneself into a magnetically effective spokesperson for one’s cause, and how one can use social media, specifically Twitter, to achieve this end.
By having an inspired message, talking about what you love, producing original content, interacting with others, and being appreciative of those that help you spread your word, you will see your influence grow in quality and magnitude. But those are only a small fraction of the tools uncovered in these pages. You will also learn the basics of Twitter—the terms, nuances and etiquette which make this media so powerful, and so engaging—as well as universal factors of influence, and how to become a people magnet, and more!
You can become the next expert in the area you love—with Twitter anybody can shine. And becoming a magnetic force of influence is no longer solely reserved for those with special attributes or connections—technology has given us all an opportunity to effectively spread our inspired messages. Through the little blue bird, every one of us has the opportunity and ability to become a Twitter (and real world) SuperStar—so use it to your advantage. Tweet, tweet…
A Self-Publisher’s Companion: Expert Advice for Authors Who Want to Publish from TheBookDesigner.com
No matter what kind of book you want to publish, the advice, inspiration and down-to-earth tips in this book will help you get to your goal. Joel Friedlander, one of the leading advocates for self-publishing on the internet, draws on a lifetime of experience helping self-publishers launch their books.
He demystifies book publishing and, in the process, answers your questions about how to use social media, the importance of sound book construction, and the critical tasks that confront the modern self-publisher.
As independent publishing becomes more popular with authors and readers, A Self-Publisher’s Companion will show you the new way to publish and promote your book. From ebooks to iBooks, the author also shows how the move to ebooks is affecting independent publishers, and how best to approach the opportunity presented by Amazon’s Kindle, Apple’s iPad and all the other ebook readers.
Let’s Get Visible: How To Get Noticed And Sell More Books (Let’s Get Publishing)
Take your sales to the next level! The author of the award-winning, bestselling Let’s Get Digital is back with an advanced guide for more experienced self-publishers.
There are over 1.5 million books in the Kindle Store, with thousands more added every day. How do you get yours noticed? Visibility isn’t a challenge that can be bested once – it requires continual work. But there are tools and strategies to do much of the heavy lifting for you.
In Let’s Get Visible: How To Get Noticed And Sell More Books, you’ll discover how to:
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
By using these tips, you will get your book noticed. And getting noticed is the key to growing your sales.
Your First 1000 Copies: The Step-by-Step Guide to Marketing Your Book
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 First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile
Whether you are a novice writer or a veteran who has already had your work published, rejection is often a frustrating reality. Literary agents and editors receive and reject hundreds of manuscripts each month. While it’s the job of these publishing professionals to be discriminating, it’s the job of the writer to produce a manuscript that immediately stands out among the vast competition. And those outstanding qualities, says New York literary agent Noah Lukeman, have to be apparent from the first five pages.
The First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide to Staying Out of the Rejection Pile reveals the necessary elements of good writing, whether it be fiction, nonfiction, journalism, or poetry, and points out errors to be avoided, such as:
– A weak opening hook
– Overuse of adjectives and adverbs
– Flat or forced metaphors or similes
– Undeveloped characterizations and lifeless settings
– Uneven pacing and lack of progression
With exercises at the end of each chapter, this invaluable reference will allow novelists, journalists, poets, and screenwriters alike to improve their technique as they learn to eliminate even the most subtle mistakes that are cause for rejection. The First Five Pages will help writers at every stage take their art to a higher – and more successful – level.
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