How to sell a ton of books (even if you're starting with platform). If you've found this book I'm assuming you have or will soon have a book out on the market, and are exploring ways to turn it into a best-selling powerhouse that will slaughter the competition and pay for your retirement. The indie publishing world is thrilling because of the possible returns, and I hope you and your book do well. You're probably searching for things like book marketing and book promotion so you can learn how to find readers and convince them to buy your book. But almost everything you read will be wrong. That's because marketing in general is dead. Advertising is dead. Selling and convincing people to buy: also dead. The new law of book sales is this: if you're talking about your book, promoting your book, sharing your book... you're screwing it all up. Don't make Old School marketing mistakes that will sabotage your efforts! This book will help you to...
Avoid the common mistakes that kill book sales
Set up an author platform quickly that will triple your results
Use Social Media (like an expert) without being anying
Advertise for maximum impact (at the lowest cost)
Make powerful friends online who can move thousands of books
Before you spend a lot of money on book marketing services or author publicity... Make sure you've plugged all the holes in your sales funnel so you're t throwing money away. If you're looking for a Bestseller Campaign but don't have a big budget... This book will show you plenty of ways to improve sales without spending a dime.
Derek Murphy has been a book cover designer, writing coach and publishing consultant for almost a decade, working behind the scenes with hundreds of indie and self-publishing authors to make their books more successful. He currently teaches authors and artists how to turn their passions into full-time businesses, make a bigger impact, and blaze a luminous trail of creative independence. Besides publishing, Derek is an avid traveler with an interest in history, languages and culture. He's lived in Argentina, Malta and Taiwan, and traveled extensively through dozens of countries. He's been a national representative for Amnesty International, manages several online businesses, and is close to finishing a PHD in Philosophy and Comparative Literature.