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Indie Author Power Pack!
Including 3 of the top-selling books for indie authors
PLUS/ a 1 hour exclusive conversation – never heard before – with me, David Gaughran, Sean Platt & Johnny B. Truant from the Self Publishing Podcast in audio, video and transcript format.
The PowerPack is at 99c for a very short time in an exclusive deal, and even if you have all the books already, it's worth it for the extra audio in my humble opinion!
Here's what you get in more detail:
Second Edition of How To Market a Book.
I haven't announced this before now, but in the last month, I released a new edition of How To Market a Book. I kept it (mostly) secret so you could get the new version in this fantastic deal!
I always intended the book to be more about strategies and attitudes to marketing, rather than specific tactics. The second edition is not a radical change to the first, and I'm pleased that most of the information still holds true. However, I have changed so this edition includes updated information about what has worked in my own author life.
There's a new chapter on the pros and cons of exclusivity, as well as using box-sets as part of author collaboration. There's a new section on marketing with visual content, as well as the specifics of SlideShare, and the video and multimedia chapters are updated with new examples.
There's a whole new chapter on using ACX for audiobooks and information on how to market audio specifically. Pre-orders are now included in the launch section, although this is a recent development and the best practices have yet to be teased out in detail.
PLUS/ The Second Edition of Let's Get Digital by David Gaughran
David's popular book on everything you need to self-publish successfully has been completely rewritten since the first edition in 2012.
It includes details on how the publishing industry has been disrupted and practical, hands-on advice on the very latest best practices on editing, cover design, formatting, and pricing.
It gives you proven marketing strategies that won’t eat into your writing time and are actually effective at selling books. It also shares tips on platform building, blogging, and social networking, and explains which approaches are best for selling fiction versus non-fiction, and what writers should really focus on.
This new updated 2nd edition now has more options for those on a tighter budget, teaches you how to get your book into print (and why that helps selling e-books), tells you why you should start a mailing list immediately, and shares the pros and cons of going exclusive with Amazon.
Even if you're an experienced indie, you'll find some fascinating insights in the interview section of the book where some of the indie success stories share their tips.
PLUS/ Write, Publish, Repeat – from Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt with David Wright
In 2013, Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt published 1.5 million words and made their full-time livings as indie authors.
In Write. Publish. Repeat., they tell you exactly how they did it: how they created over 15 independent franchises across 50+ published works, how they turned their art into a logical, sustainable business, and how any independent author can do the same to build a sustainable, profitable career with their writing.
Write. Publish. Repeat. explains the current self-publishing landscape and covers the truths and myths about what it means to be an indie author now and in the foreseeable future. It explains how to create books your readers will love and will want to return to again and again.
It details expert methods for building story worlds, characters, and plots, understanding your market (right down to your ideal reader), using the best tools possible to capture your draft, and explains proven best practices for editing.
The book also discusses covers, titles, formatting, pricing, and publishing to multiple platforms, plus a bit on getting your books into print (and why that might not be a good idea!). But most importantly, Write. Publish. Repeat. details the psychology-driven marketing plan that Sean and Johnny built to shape their stories into “products” that readers couldn't help but be drawn into — thus almost automatically generating sales — and explores ways that smart, business-minded writers can do the same to future-proof their careers.
This book is not a formula with an easy path to follow. It is a guidebook that will help you build a successful indie publishing career, no matter what type of writer you are … so long as you're the type who's willing to do the work.
PLUS/ Exclusive conversation in video, audio and transcript
To make this promotion exciting for even the people who already have all 3 books, we organized a private Google+ Hangout and the four of us talked about a whole load of things for both new authors and more advanced stuff.
The chat is available in audio, video and text transcript and includes:
- The epic fails we have had as authors and how to reframe failure
- Tips for people with just one book
- How to begin building your publishing empire
- Thoughts on KDP Select, Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Publishing
- On making assets and a long term career as a storyteller
- How to build your own confidence as an author and as an entrepreneur over time
- Author branding and reinvention
PLUS/ some personal things that you might not know about the four of us … even if you're a long term listener of my podcast or SPP!
I know you want this deal 🙂
Please pre-order or buy now on one of these fantastic stores!
PLUS/ You can ask us all questions live on the March to a Bestseller Facebook event – Fri 7 Nov
Just join the event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1642751759284824/ and then come to the page on the day and you can win prizes, ask questions of all the authors and get an astonishing number of amazing books for 99c.