Overwhelmed As An Author? How To Work With Virtual Assistants With Chris Ducker

As you move from just being an author to running a business as an author, you will need to find people to work with you and take things off your shoulders.

You’re a writer, so you need to offload some of the other tasks, even if you can do it all yourself. I know how hard this outsourcing is, but also how critical it is if you don’t want to burn out. Today, I talk to Chris Ducker about the concept of Virtual Freedom.

In the introduction I give an update on my own writing and speaking events, as well as talking about Mark Coker’s post on ebooks as annuity and the podcast I have just discovered, On Being with Krista Tippett which I recommend.

99designs-logo-750x200pxThis podcast episode is sponsored by 99 Designs, where you can get all kinds of designs for your author business including book covers, merchandising, branding and business cards, illustrations and artwork and much more. You can get a Powerpack upgrade which gives your project more chance of getting noticed by going to: 99Designs.com/joanna

chris duckerChris Ducker is a serial entrepreneur, virtual staffing expert, blogger, podcaster and author of Virtual Freedom: How to work with virtual staff to buy more time, become more productive and build your dream business.

You can listen above or on iTunes or Stitcher, watch the interview on YouTube here or read the notes and links below.

  • How Chris got started in business and how he now lives in Cebu running an outsourcing company serving global businesses.
  • What is Superhero Syndrome and how do we stop it? All entrepreneurs hit this. It comes down to doing everything yourself to save a few $ and learning new skills rather than hiring the work out. It’s the inability to let go so you can focus on what you should be focusing on.
  • What is a Virtual Assistant anyway? A time saver and can be a life saver. You have to stop the burnout that will eventually happen if you keep doing everything yourself. A VA can help you run your business in different ways. It’s not about finding a ‘me-clone,’ or a replicant of yourself. You have to break things down into roles and outsource those, and using multiple people is often better than one.
  • If you break your work down into the various tasks, you can then find people to take those off your hands. This can be things from sorting out your file formatting and social media, to triaging your email. The ‘super-VA’ doesn’t exist. You virtual freedomneed to hire per role. This can be just one-off tasks using PeoplePerHour or other sites like this, or get a VA or contractors for ongoing work.

The Freedom Exercise. Warning: this may be life-changing!

  • List the things you don’t like doing but you have to do them because the business demands it. Then a list of the things you can’t do. Then a list you feel you shouldn’t be doing as the person running your business. You have to be very honest with yourself. You might LIKE or BE GOOD at some of these tasks, but should you be doing them? Should you time be better spent doing something important for the core business? [I’ve been going through this and it’s really important to do as you move through your career as an author.]
  • Cost vs investment. It’s only when you start to break under the strain that you start to appreciate the need to SPEND in order to have time back. There are different levels of VA – and there is a range of costs that will fluctuate over time – but you can be looking at $US15 – $80 per hour depending on the tasks. Chris talks about the different VAs he has and where they are situated. He also mentions Speechpad for transcription of interviews, which can be brilliant for podcast notes or for researching interviews for a non-fiction book.
  • What do people get wrong when they hire a VA? They don’t pay people what they are truly worth. And people don’t spend enough time training their VAs when they start. If you spend the time systematizing your own work and then handing it over slowly, even doing things like documents and videos to show how things are done, then your VA will be able to deliver the work as you want it done.
  • On global business and how Chris and I are both excited about the possibilities that are coming and the growth outside the US.
  • Chris also talks about what he learned from writing his book and the challenges of working with a traditional publisher and how he had to do all the marketing for his book himself.

You can find Virtual Freedom on Amazon here. You can find Chris at ChrisDucker.com.

Recommended Books For Writing, Self-Publishing, Book Marketing And Creative Entrepreneurship

These are some of the books I love and recommend for authors. I know there are gazillion more, but these have been the most useful to me on my own writing journey.

Books on Writing and Creativity

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft – Stephen KingStephen King - On Writing. Insights about writing that will make you feel better about where you are. Even the uber-mega-stars have a difficult time! Includes timeless advice on ‘butt in chair.’

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life – Anne Lamottbirdbybird. Includes life-changing opinions on first drafts and how bad they really are meant to be.

The Successful Novelist: A lifetime of lessons about writing and publishing – David Morrellsuccessful novelist. From the creator of Rambo, this book has some great comments on fame and money, as well as what really matters as a writer and in life. Here’s my interview with David Morrell about the book and his writing life.

Writing Down The Bones: Freeing the writer within – Natalie Goldberg.bones I love Natalie’s vulnerability and this book continues to help me when I feel like self-censoring.

STORY: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting – Robert McKeestory. Incredible for authors as well as screenwriters as the principles of storytelling are universal. I’ve learned so much from this book, and more from seeing him live. It’s also worth getting on audiobook as McKee is an incredible performer.

Story Engineering: Mastering the six core competencies of successful writing – Larry BrooksStory Engineering. This was the book that helped me write my first novel. Once the concept of ‘scene’ dropped for me, I was able to structure a story. Here’s my interview with Larry Brooks on the topic.

The War of Art: Break through the blocks and win your creative battles – Steven Pressfieldwar of art. Will make you feel better about the struggles of being an artist and will give you hope that you can make it through to a finished product. Here’s my interview with Steven Pressfield.

Turning Pro: Tap your inner power and create your life’s work – Steven Pressfield.Turning Pro Steven Pressfield Probably the book I re-read the most. I have it in ebook, print and audio format and revisit every new year. If you want to be a professional writer, this book will kick your ass!

The Pursuit of Perfection and how it harms writers – Kristine Kathryn Ruschperfection. If you struggle to write, finish a project or with doubt in general, this book will help. Something for every writer.

Ignore Everybody and 39 Other Keys To Creativity – Hugh McLeodignoreverybody. If you think it’s crazy to consider making money from something you love, look at how Hugh has transitioned from cartoons on the back of business cards to a huge online business. But first, you need to tap into your creativity …


Let’s Get Digital: How to self-publish and why you should – David Gaughranlets get digital. The most comprehensive book on self-publishing. David is a campaigner for indie rights, so this book is completely transparent with no hidden agenda.

Write. Publish. Repeat. The No-Luck Required Guide to Self-Publishing Success – Johnny B. Truant & Sean Plattwrite-publish-repeat. A comprehensive look at the business model of high-output fiction writers. Includes how to write fast, publish quickly and get your book to customers. They also have a video course on Udemy that goes through the aspects of the book. Here’s my interview with Sean Platt and separately with Johnny B Truant.

Choosing a Self Publishing Service – The Alliance of Independent Authorschoosing a self publishing service. Written by authors, for authors with no bias towards any service, this goes through how you can evaluate premium self-publishing companies and how to do it yourself.

Self-Publishers Legal Handbook – Helen Sedwicklegalhandbook. Contains information on using images as an indie, what to watch out for in contracts with self-publishing services, working with collaborators and much more.

Book Marketing

How to Market a Book – Joanna Penn.how to market a book second edition Yes, this is my book (!) but I wrote it because I couldn’t find one single book that offered everything for authors in one. I’ve been studying marketing for years now and this is everything I have learned along the way. Updated Oct 2014.

Platform: Get noticed in a noisy world. A step-by-step guide for anyone with something to say or sell – Michael Hyattplatform. This is for any small business and does a great job of going through all the aspects of reaching an audience through a platform.

Let’s Get Visible: How to get noticed and sell more books – David Gaughranvisible300px. Focuses specifically on aspects of book selling online regarding Amazon algorithms, categories and optimizing your sales page.

Discoverability: Help readers find you in today’s world of publishing – Kristine Kathryn Ruschdiscoverability. With 30 years of experience in publishing and now a mentor for indie authors, Kris brings immense experience with all kinds of marketing to this book. Insights on what really works online and off.

1001 ways to market your books – John Kremer1001 ways. A fascinating resource with tons of offline marketing tips as well as online ones to help you get your book noticed.

Author Entrepreneur

Business for Authors: How to be an author entrepreneur – Joanna Pennbusiness for authors. Yes, it’s my book again! But after 13 years as a consultant, I bring my business head to the creative world and share how you can make a living as a writer.

Make Art, Make Money: Lessons from Jim Henson on fueling your creative career – Elizabeth Hyde Stevensmakeartmakemoney. Jim Henson was a puppeteer and a multi-millionaire and this book explores how he ‘played’ with both art and money, becoming incredibly successful in both.

success principlesThe Success Principles: How to get from where you are to where you want to be – Jack Canfield. The book that changed my life and helped me to escape the day job and become an entrepreneur. Lesson 1: Take responsibility for 100% of everything in your life. You are where you are because of your choices. From the day I read that page, I started to make different choices.

The Compound Effect – Darren Hardycompound effect. Writing a few hundred words a day doesn’t seem like much. Saving a few hundred dollars a month doesn’t seem like much. Drinking water instead of soda doesn’t seem like much. But all these little things make a huge difference over time. This book will help you see the magic of compounding – and I have seen this in my own life. In 2007, I had no books, no website, no online audience, no podcast, no twitter – just a day job I hated. Little steps every day since then have changed my life.

The Four Hour Work Week: Escape 9-5, live anywhere, and join the new rich – Tim Ferriss.four hour work week Helped me with the inspiration and education to leave my day job for the entrepreneurial life. It was the impetus to start this site and realistically consider a lifestyle change. Tim also has a brilliant podcast with some of the most interesting guests around.

$100 Startup – Chris Guillebeau: Reinvent the way you make a living, do what you love and create a new future100 startup. A more recent take on lifestyle design, opting out of traditional employment and how you can start an entrepreneurial venture for less than $100 – with LOTS of inspiring examples.

The Icarus Deception – Seth Godinicarus deception. Art isn’t a result. It’s a journey. Pick yourself and fly closer to the sun. I want everyone who has self-doubt about the creative process to read this book. It’s super inspiring – you can read some of my highlights from the book here.

Choose Yourself – James Altucherchoose yourself. A manifesto to ignore the middlemen and choose yourself in this age of opportunity. The corporate ‘work’ world is broken, the education system is a bubble waiting to burst – you need to take control of your life.

Manage your day-to-day. Build your routine, find your focus and sharpen your creative mindmanage day to day. From 99U. Creatives need time to play and dream, but also to knuckle down and sort out a production routine, a workspace and schedule. This has lots of small chapters on all things productivity related.

Just writing this list down has made me want to start reading them all over again!

What are your recommended books for writers in these categories? Please leave them in the comments below.

Productivity For Writers: 5 Ways To Become More Productive

Some of the most common emails I receive every day include: How do I find the time to write? And how do you get everything done?

in search of lost timeWhile I don’t write a book a month (at the moment!), I do get quite a lot done!

[Time poor and want to finish a book in 90 days? Click here for a free video series from Self-Publishing School.]

I published 4 new books in 2014 in ebook and print, plus I had another one completed and on pre-order, so technically 5 books in total. Plus, I published books in German, Spanish and Italian, as well as several in audio format, resulting in a total of 19 new products for sale in 2014.

Plus, a lot of blog posts and podcasts which I hope you found useful :) So today, here are some of my tips on productivity for writers and a resource I think at least some of you will find useful.

(1) Schedule your time

We all have 24 hours in the day, and we all have to balance the real life stuff with the writing. Before I was a full-time author-entrepreneur, I would get up at 5am and write, then go to work. After the day job, I would come home and get on with building my online business. We got rid of the TV so I would have more time to create, and I spent every weekend working. I was so focused on leaving my job that I cut out everything that got in the way. I was driven to schedule my time incredibly well in order to fit everything in.

Now, as a full-time author-entrepreneur, I still have to schedule everything. You might have noticed that I blog, podcast and speak professionally, as well as writing books. It’s just as hard to get everything done, let me assure you!

So I’ll admit to being a chronic scheduler! But seriously, it is the only way I get anything done.

filofaxI use a Filofax – yes, a physical diary that I use to schedule my time. I write down blocks of time for writing, speaking prep and delivery, for podcasts, recording audio and other phone meetings. (I never answer the phone unless a meeting is scheduled!)

Of course, I have slots for personal time with my husband or family trips, medical stuff, friends and ‘real life,’ and of course, sometimes I get things wrong :) But overall, I rely on this kind of scheduling to get everything done.

(2) Reward yourself

Those of you with children may have used behavior charts, where they get a star or a sticker every time something good is achieved. Rewards for good behavior can actually work really well!

wall chart calendarWell, that’s what I do for myself these days!

I have a wall calendar (see left) on which I write my word count or pages edited every day and I get a sticker if I go over 2000 words.

It’s just a paper calendar – nothing fancy – but seriously, it works!

My creative muse is a child – she wants to play.

She loves to color stuff in and also likes stickers, the shinier and more colorful the better. When I realized this, I bought myself a coloring book (Johanna Basford’s Secret Garden) and pens, as well as a massive pack of stickers :) If I’m finding the writing difficult, I give myself 5 minutes of coloring, which is fun and relaxes me enough to continue.

(Sharing this makes me sound like a nutcase – but hey, whatever works, right!)

(3) Become accountable

This blog has kept me accountable since I started writing it in Dec 2008. Every year, I have posted my goals and what I’ve achieved. I also post my annual income reports on the anniversary of leaving my job, plus I share what I learn along the way, so you know I am working my butt off!

So you guys are partially my accountability. But I also have several accountability partners.

dialogueThese are people who I skype or meet with every month and we hold each other accountable for our progress. We go through the list of what we said we would do that month, and we kick each others’ butts if we haven’t done it.

One of these is also a thriller writer, so our goals are thriller specific and related to income from fiction. Another is more like a creative mentor, and she asks me questions that relate more to staying true to my Muse.

Then I have an accountability partner who has a completely separate kind of business, and we challenge each other on content like the podcast and blog, as well as overall financial goals. We even have a competition now, where the loser has to pay for a spa day – now that’s motivating!

I also have a coach who I have calls with several times a year, when I want to take things to another level.

Time goes by so fast that if you don’t schedule these kind of check-points into your life, you won’t achieve anything.

In my day job, a year would go by and I would wonder what the hell I had achieved except for 12 pay checks.

Now I measure my life by what I create, and I can only do that by being accountable.

(4) Set deadlines

If you sign a traditional publishing deal, you will have a timeline for your drafts, revisions and then for publication. You know what you have to do by when.

If you are going the indie route, you need to set these for yourself.

deadline alarmWhen I wrote my first novel, I set a deadline for my birthday. I wanted to hold my book in my hand on a specific date. I made it by a month later, but having that date in mind helped a LOT for getting things done.

Since then, I have speeded up the process somewhat, but I still set rough deadlines. On my wall I have one page A4 that has the priorities for each month roughly planned out.

For example, January has:

  • Publish Gates of Hell in ebook and print (DONE – launched Jan 5)
  • Finish first draft and edit novella, One Day in New York. Send to editor by end Jan (DONE)
  • Record audiobook of Business for Authors. (Time is scheduled with the studio so I will have all the raw files done.)
  • Start pre-production on Deviance, London Psychic Book 3. (Research trip done, but lots still to do)

If I haven’t done all these by the end of the month, then I am behind on my deadlines for each book.

I also split the tasks into product per book, so you see here that I have print, ebook and audiobooks underway on various products.

I also love the pre-order function that we have available to us now on Amazon, iBooks and Kobo, as well as NOOK if you use Draft2Digital. Once the book has been edited, I put it on pre-order while I do the final proof-read, which helps me with a hard deadline for completion.

(5) Spend more hours in the chair

We all know what we have to do.

coffee laptopIt’s simple but it’s not easy. Like diet and exercise.

More hours in the chair actually spent WRITING will produce more words on the page.

Dean Wesley Smith is one of the most prolific writers out there, but he points out that he doesn’t do anything spectacular in terms of word count per hour. What he does is spend more hours in the chair, and he does it every day.

This relates to point 1 – you need to schedule the time, and then you actually need to get it done.

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BONUS (6) Decide what you really want.

Perhaps this is the most important thing.

At the end of the day, we all have 24 hours in the day. We all have people we love, that we want to spend time with. We all need to pay the bills. We all need to eat and exercise, and clean and do chores and see friends … and … and …

But you get what you focus on in life.

If you really want to write that book, you will make the time.

If you want to prove that you can finish a manuscript, you will make the time.

If you want to be a full-time author and make a living with your writing, you will have to make the time.

What are your productivity challenges when it comes to writing? You can share your difficulties or tips in the comments below.

Are you ready for a challenge?

  • Do you need advice and help with all aspects of getting your book from idea to bestseller?
  • Do you need an accountability partner and deadlines in place so you can actually get it done?
  • Are you aiming to be an entrepreneurial author? Do you specifically want to grow your business with a book, for example, as a non-fiction author with related business?

If yes, go check out the fantastic Self-Publishing School where they offer exactly this. The team have helped a lot of authors through the process and they have a series of free videos to help you start the process. Click here or the image below to check out the videos.


There is a load of free content if you register and they also have a course that you can choose to join if you need further help.

I’m promoting this course because I don’t offer this kind of 1:1 ongoing accountability service and I believe this is the best way for you to actually finish your book.

It’s an investment, for sure, but I wouldn’t recommend it if I didn’t think it was worthwhile. It won’t be right for everyone, but if you want to get serious about completing your book in the next 90 days, then take a look.

Yes, I’m an affiliate of the course, but again, I wouldn’t recommend anything that would jeopardize your trust in me. If you choose to join the course, there is a 45 day refund period, so there’s no risk. You can just join up for the free info-packed video series here.


Top image: Flickr Creative Commons In search of lost time by Alexander Boden, Deadline alarm by Jonathan Bliss,

Behind The Scenes In My Writing Life Featuring The Swiss Ball And My Brompton Bicycle

Last year, Amazon came and filmed me for a day, and I took them to some of the places where I write, as well as socialize.

They made a few videos of the day. In the first, you get to see behind the scenes at my flat (notice the swiss ball and motivational pinboard!) and I cycle off into the proverbial sunset on my Brompton bike! Watch below or here on YouTube.

In the next one, we visit the London Library where I write several times a week. Watch below or here on YouTube.

And in this one, you get to meet my Dad! I helped him self-publish his first thriller, NADA. Watch below or here on YouTube.

Of course, we all get embarrassed to see ourselves on video, and that makeup is a little too full-on for me :) But it’s lovely to have a day trapped in time, and I hope you enjoy seeing a little more of where I live and how thankful I am to be able to work as a full-time author entrepreneur.

Any questions or comments?! Please leave them below or on the YouTube vids.

How To Grow Your Fiction Email List Subscribers. My Own Case Study

Your email list is the only way to consistently let fans know about your work.

If you own this list, you can always earn money from your creative work.

emailEmail is a critical part of how I connect with my audience, as well as how I make income, because once you have a list of people who have opted in to hear about your work, then you can tell them when you have books and products available.

This is how I was able to launch How to Market a Book and Business for Authors straight onto the Bestseller lists on Amazon next to some pretty big hitters.



The method for building an email list for non-fiction is well-established, and involves giving something of value for free in exchange for an email. Since you are usually providing targeted information with non-fiction work, it’s easy enough to think of a useful giveaway in exchange for an email address.

My Author 2.0 Blueprint (rewritten Author Blueprint 3D COverand updated in Nov 2014) is now 92 pages of information on writing, publishing, book marketing and creative entrepreneurship, representing everything I know, for free. Lots of people sign up for it every day because it is obviously useful! (Get it here)

But growing your fiction email list is more challenging!

The principles are the same of course, and I have been been growing my J.F.Penn email list slowly over the last 18 months by offering a free short story and newsletter.

The results have not been that brilliant, to be honest!

superchargeBut then Nick Stephenson, author of Supercharge your Kindle Sales, approached me with an opportunity.

He has a background in marketing and wanted to help supercharge my fiction email subscriber list by making a few changes on my site and in my books. His site, Your First 10,000 Readers, has a free video course that goes through these steps.

We all have myopia when it comes to our own work, and sometimes it just takes an outside opinion to improve things.

I’m always open to feedback and improvement, so I jumped at the chance to work with Nick. Here’s what he suggested, and the results.

(1) Add a list signup in the FRONT of the books, as well as the back. Plus, use an enticing image instead of text.

free bookI’ve had a list signup call-to-action in the back of my books for several years now, with the assumption that only those people who want to hear more from me will want to sign up, and those people would have finished the book.

Nick suggested I add something more enticing at the front as well as the back, particularly in my permafree book, Pentecost, An ARKANE Thriller Book 1. A free book is more enticing than a ‘newsletter’ or a ‘free short story.’ It’s got to be value add.

He also suggested using an image and not just a text call-to-action. You can see the one I’m now using above right. It’s definitely more enticing than a line of text with the same information. It links through to my Free Book page.

squeeze page(2) Use a website squeeze page + email signup page with no distractions

Again, I have had an email subscribe box on the front page and sidebar of JFPenn.com since I began the site, but it wasn’t prominent and it wasn’t that enticing.

Nick’s research showed that a squeeze page where people needed to click a button BEFORE they entered their email had a better conversion rate than just an email sign up box.

So we created this page so people could see what they’d be getting and a bit about me.

The only thing people can do on that page is to click the button in the middle or click away. If they click the button, then they get to enter their email, confirm the subsequent email (for anti-spam compliance) and then they get directed to a download page for the book in multiple formats.

(3) Use free content readers actually want

I used to have a free short story and newsletter as enticement for signing up to my fiction list. Nick pointed out that “no one wants a short story”! Of course, I think the stories are great and some people DO want to read short stories, but not as many people as would like an actual book.

VikingsSmallSo I decided to use Day of the Vikings as an enticing giveaway. It’s a rollicking novella with lots of good reviews so it has real value. If people want this and like it, they will like my other books.

It’s pretty representative of my writing style in general, plus it combines the characters from my two series: Morgan Sierra from the ARKANE series and Blake Daniel from the London Psychic series, so leads people into both of my worlds.

(4) Use permafree promotions to get traffic into your funnel

Once the signup page and the call to action is set up within the specific book you are using as a Reader Magnet, then you want to get more traffic to that book. One way is to use a permafree book at the beginning of the series. I have had Pentecost as permafree on all stores for several PentecostNew2014Smalleryears now, with over 100,000 downloads. I am clearly kicking myself that I didn’t have all this set up earlier!

Some would say that the benefits of permafree have gone with the introduction of Kindle Unlimited and a flood of free books. But I’m still getting a few hundred to a thousand a month with Pentecost which is a good trickle as some of those go on to sign up and then may read the other books in the series – without relying on any other marketing strategy.

Ideally, you want to try to get a BookBub, Kindle Nation Daily or other promotion in order to start the flow of signups. But regardless, your daily downloads of the permafree book should start them trickling in anyway.

(5) Set up better initial email communication with auto-responders

books I loveI use auto-responders on this site if you sign up for the Blueprint. These are automatic emails that are sent at specific times after signup with no additional effort from me. It’s more difficult for fiction as the aim is entertainment as opposed to education.

Nick suggested just being more open about who I am and why I write, as well as talking about what readers can expect from me. I have included an email about the types of books I like which hopefully gives the recipient and I something in common.

I know it took me several years of blogging here to become really open in my communication – so I am just early days on the fiction side. So if this kind of thing freaks you out, I totally understand!


When I implemented these changes in Nov 2014, I had 603 people on my fiction list. This had taken about 18 months to get to – not a fantastic result, but hey, I’m in this for the long term and it wasn’t really worrying me.

So has it worked?

successAs I write this in mid Jan 2015, I have 2255 subscribers on my fiction list, a (very) significant increase in a short amount of time. I have some advertising booked on my permafree book coming up soon, so I will expect to see some more increases then too.

But basically, the changes are likely to work for the long term as they provide more value add for readers and are more obvious.

Why have I “failed” at this before?

I’ve been thinking hard about this. Why was I successful in growing a non-fiction list and not a fiction one? The mechanism is much the same. For me, it has come down to:

Lack of confidence.

Feeling that I didn’t really want to advertise my fiction that much, just in case people didn’t like it or me. I’ve talked about fear of judgement before and it still bites me on every release.

It’s taken me a long time to become more confident in my fiction writing, and I have generally kept that on the back burner whilst writing more books. But with the publication of Desecration, I began to feel I was desecration216smallerready to share more about my fiction. I’m damn proud of that book – of all my books, yes, but that one in particular because I stopped self-censoring.

This switch in email marketing is just the latest in a series of changes as I move into the next phase of being a more successful fiction author.

There’s something else that will stop you: Not enough product.

If you only have one book, you won’t want to make it permafree, even if that could get you a list of readers for the next book. If you only have two books, it will still be hard. Three … you’ll be almost ready.

So yes, as usual with fiction, writing more books will help you with everything – with your craft, with building an audience and with your confidence.

Your turn

If you haven’t started an email list at all yet, definitely put it on your list for 2015. I use Aweber, and Mailchimp is another alternative option.

Check out Nick’s free video training course on finding your first 10K readers here or click on the image below.

10K readers

Do you have any questions or comments about growing a fiction email list for Nick or for me? Please leave them in the comments below and join the conversation.

Success image: Flickr Creative Commons by Bernard Goldbach