Should the FBI Hire Authors?

Imagine this scenario. The FBI needs to safeguard a building for a political debate. They ask you to walk around the inside and outside of the building, then come up with a plan for a terrorist attack. They will pay you good money for this job. Could you do it? Of course you could! Authors are the most creative, imaginative people around! If the FBI needed to uncover police corruption before it happened, let an author write a story that … [Read more...]

$20 Marketing Plan for Authors

There’s one marketing idea that you’ve never tried, nor have you ever thought of doing, yet it is just about guaranteed to sell books. It’s better than anything else you’ve ever done before. Here it is… Pay someone $20 to tell everyone in their phone contact list and social media about your book. Before you roll your eyes and click off this blog, think about it for a moment. Can you imagine if 200 new readers heard about your book today? … [Read more...]

Path to Readers

Let’s say you were approached by a college that reconstructed their campus. Your job will be to build new paths from the student buildings, across the new park filled with trees, wooden benches, statues and water fountains, to the three buildings that hold classes. What would you do? Most people would map out the paths from the student dorms to the buildings, using the park as a guide. Then create the paths and pave them. However, this … [Read more...]

Simplify to Sell More Books

You have 7-8 seconds to keep someone’s attention. (How am I doing so far? Lol) Your marketing, book descriptions, and your stories should have two main themes: Powerful and Simple. Did you know it’s actually more difficult to make a simple marketing campaign for your books than a complicated marketing plan? Anyone can post something people ignore; it takes talent and practice to post something memorable. Here are some tips to keep your … [Read more...]

Become the Best in a Week

How can you launch yourself into an elite status, starting this week? Here’s a list that will put you in the “Best” category! If you took a 30 minute walk, once per week, you would become one of the healthiest people in our society. If you exercised an hour a day, for just five days week, it would put you in the best 2% of most physically fit people in the entire world. If you saved $5.00 per week, it would put you in the best 18%. If … [Read more...]