The book publishing industry is in such upheaval these days that many authors, even those who have been very successful with traditional publishing, are searching for useful, relevant information to help them move more books.
One of the first questions that publishers will ask an aspiring author is “how big is your platform?” followed quickly by “what is the marketing plan for your book?”
People who want to self-publish face a similar quandary: how can you get your message, and your books, into the hands of interested readers?
For the last three years, I have been working with Tim Grahl, CEO of Out:think Group, who specializes in helping authors sell more books, as well as related products to drive revenue, including courses, workshops and speaking engagements. He and his team have been the main reason I have been able to increase my offerings, grow my mailing list and double my revenue.
Tim’s other clients include other well-known authors like Daniel Pink, Chip and Dan Heath and Dan Ariely. (It is obvious he is biased toward clients with the first name “Dan” – I am just glad he agreed to work with me).
Earlier this year, Tim sent me a text message with the amazing note “I have 5 authors on the New York Times list this week!” As someone who is counting on him to execute my upcoming book launch in December, this was very encouraging news (and you better keep your record Tim, no pressure or anything!).
I am thrilled to share that Tim has released his own book today, called Your first 1000 copies: the step-by-step guide to marketing your book. In it, he shares specific, actionable information that he has used to launch bestselling books like To Sell is Human and Decisive.
If you may be concerned that these techniques will only work with established authors like Dan Pink and the Heath brothers, think again. First-time authors will benefit greatly from the pragmatic step-by-step book marketing instruction.
The only thing you can absolutely count on as an author is knowing that you are the greatest engine behind your book’s success. Writing a book is a bear (believe me, I know, I have 4 days left to write mine!), but all that effort and energy will be wasted if you don’t create a great launch plan.
Selling your first 1,000 copies is so critical, especially if they are made to your natural, raving fans, who will each tell 10 of their friends about it.
Pick up your copy of Tim’s book today – you won’t regret it!
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