Archives for October 2016

Three Key Selling Points for Books

There are two main ways authors sell books on Facebook. Here’s an example that has the least chance to sell books. It goes something like this… “I just released a new eBook on Amazon for $3.99! Pick up your copy today!” To better your chances, it should sound like this… “The planet is still under violent siege by ferocious animals. Humans are their desperate prey. Except some humans are evolving, mutating into a savage species that could … [Read more...]

Finding Your Target Audience

The quick way to locate your target audience is to think about one reader who will buy your book. Don't focus on thousands of readers, just that one person who comes into your mind. Ask this question based on your one reader: What is there biggest problem in the world and how can I solve that problem with my book(s)? STOP! If you're able to answer that question, then it's the difference between selling 5 books and selling 500,000 … [Read more...]

Training and Workouts for Authors

Just like a boxer, dancer, jazz singer, and gymnast use different techniques to train, writers need to incorporate several daily routines in their author workout. The more you spend on each of these, the better an author you will become. Training: There are books at Target, the grocery store, library, and bookstore. Never, ever, walk into any of these places without looking at the books in your genre. Workout: When entering these places, … [Read more...]

Author Encouragement

Read this blog weekly, or even daily to keep you encouraged. ~ I am not going to waste my gift. ~ The world needs my book. ~ Everyday, I will do something to fulfill my dream. ~ My experiences, good and bad, will be useful in my books. ~ The only person that can stop me from becoming a successful, published author is me. ~ I will adjust my writing as I learn ways to improve. ~ Looking back over the last five years, I have … [Read more...]