How do I find one? In fact I read about books at the same time a week. I read one for an hour,Put it to the side and grab the next been doing It since 3rd grade.
So others make sense of it cause I can go off on a tangent. Tim, a great blog post with lots of helpful advice for my own e-book challenge. Maybe see you in Amsterdam in a few weeks. You have a best-selling cookbook and no one is going to call you chef. You have best selling fitness book and no one is going to call you a personal trainer. You have a best selling book in lifestyle and no one is going to call you life coach. Total synchronicity. I wrote an e-book and have not had the ovaries necessary to market it effectively.
I was looking for direction and so checked to see if you had a new post. Of course. Thank you for inspiring me once again. Somehow you have an intuitive mind that knows what your readers truly need to hear. That totally strokes their ego pardon the pun. Yes, if you have a blog that already has a solid following, this is a great place to cross sell a kindle book related to your blog topic.
But putting in the time to start a blog and gain followers just to hopefully get people interested in you enough to buy the book is a huge opportunity cost I think. Lets say after 2 years of a lot of hard work, you have a blog that attracts a solid 25, visitors a month in whatever niche you are in. So even after all the hard work of creating a blog with a solid following, you would only be cross selling 50 books a month. Unless you are already well established in a certain niche, your time is better spent focusing on perfect your amazon sales page, cover design, etc.
Same thing goes for other social media like twitter and facebook. It might make you feel good or productive that you are creating a facebook page, setting up a twitter, blogging, but the reality is it is not doing anything to convert any real sales volume. I would say only once you are well established, then start utilizing blogs, facebook and twitter to sell more books.
Tim the other Tim, lol I completely disagree. Look at Amanda Hocking…before anyone knew who she was and before she sold any books, she communicated with her potential readers via social media and her blog. But, there are many ways to approach the kindle store. Meaning taking an internet marketing approach to the kindle store. Hiring ghostwriters to write high quality content for certain niches and marketing well.
There are many ways to approach the kindle store. There are many test cases of people having 50 mini books in the kindle store in different niches with ghostwritten author names racking in 5, dollars a month. Or having 15 high quality full books taking in the same amount. The Amazon domain gets high traffic, but a new title in a competitive niche can get buried. A blog provides more opportunites for search optimizations and direct response marketing. A book an Amazon supplemented by a blog and an email list has three traffic vectors, not just one.
You just need a platform for an opt-in box to start building a list to drive prospects to Amazon whenever you have a new title. Andre, I totally disagree.
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Paul, I disagree with you. Especially if you are relatively unknown.
There are lots of blogs out there. Andre is stating that a blog is one of 3 avenues to pursue. And I believe he is saying that all 3 are critical. The other advantage of a blog is that you get to see how your audience reacts to your writing — both the topic, and the style.
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As you and your audience evolve, you can incorporate that into your writing. You can start to experiment with marketing and PR with a lower stakes effort so that bombed on that post, no big deal, compared to the fear of taking a step on a 2 year investment of time. Blogging is playing low stakes poker before you go to the world championships. Thank you so much for the helpful tips. I recently wrote and published a German book in 24 hours: Alles.
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Everything, Simple. Your 24 Hours Success Book. I wanted to show people that they can make money and be successful if they only have a vision, an ideal, and the guts to pull it through to finality. The only thing I regret is not having waited a little longer with the print run, as I still found a few typos.
Really appreciate the insights! Your recommendations have never let me down. Highly entertaining. Teaching people how to fish as opposed to just feeding them one.
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It would be great if every year there was a forum of business leaders entrepreneurs, innovators, thought leaders and political leaders coming together to think of new fresh ideas as to how to really positively impact areas of concern like poverty, education, etc. The best and brightest minds are not being heard in the ways our great country needs them to be heard. Tim — You seem to always be admirably pushing the edge. I have a suggestion for you, maybe for next year — American Ninja Warrior.
I think it would be amazing to hear how you prepare your mind and body for a competition like that. Fabulous post! This information is spot-on. One question.
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Some people still prefer by far to read print. What about actually printing books, using the print-on-demand services?
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Your paper is brilliant! The sections on writing, formatting, etc, are no problem to me. I have just published a book on Kindle, via Amazon, about Shakespeare yawn ; showing that he actually wrote most of the stuff accredited to him shock! My troubles start with marketing. The story is rubbish; the writing variable; the editing apparently non-existent. How do the publishers earn their money? Leslie Rocker. I have two friends who write — ive shared this post with both of them.
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Thank you for the detailed insights. Extremely useful not only for book publishers but eters and entrepreneurs. This could not have come at a better time!! I just decided this last week after a friend fervently recommended 4HWW to me to write my own book. In fact, I just wrote chapter 1 last night. This gave me some much needed insight into how to get started, and I greatly appreciate that. Have the message that you want to share to the world, get someone to research, test the niche, listen to the market etc.