Are you a first-time author looking to grow your audience?
A really effective way to do this is to become a guest on other people’s podcasts.It’s not only a great way to build your confidence and talk about your book and overall brand, but it’s also a golden opportunity to reach out to other people’s audiences in order to grow your own.
Do you have many book topic ideas and struggle to narrow down your ideas and vision?
A decision-making matrix can help guide your book topic decision. It is a really useful method, enabling you to perfect your ideas and move forward with a topic that has great impact, profitability and that fits with your long-term vision as a published author.
Has writing a book been on your bucket list for years?
Would you like 2018 to be the year of change? The year that you make it happen and finish your bestseller?
Last year, on almost a daily basis, aspiring authors got in touch with me from around the world. They all had one thing in common – they wanted to write and publish a book. They booked meetings with me and joined my email list – enthusiastic about their book ideas.
Hoping to self publish a book but short on funds? You’re not alone. From sourcing a great cover design to editing your book, formatting it and setting up the strategy required to market it, self publishing costs can easily add up – especially with everything else going on at any given moment in our lives!
We’ve previously written about how partnerships can lower your publishing costs, but after having interviewed bestselling author Tom Morkes for our podcast, we knew that a blog post about book crowdfunding would be of benefit to first-time or veteran authors hoping to find additional income sources, too.
If you’re the founder of a well-established blog, there’s a high likelihood that a valuable book could emerge from the mountains of carefully crafted content you’ve spent the past year(s) publishing.
Let’s put the concept into perspective quickly. Nowadays, the average non-fiction book clocks in at around 50,000 to 75,000 words. Granted, that might seem like an intimidating number to some but in the grand scheme of all of the blog posts you’ve written, it really isn’t! Let’s say that you’ve had your blog for 3 years and published between 20-30 posts a year on average, with each post containing between 750-1000 words. You’re left with well over the typical amount of content that goes into a book, providing you with ample room to sift through and pick the posts that are relevant while discarding the ones that aren’t.
Once first time authors have self published their books, they’ll setup their Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) accounts in hopes of making their first sale. However, many will skip a crucial step – setting up an Amazon Author Central account!
As the platform that ultimately allows writers to build their Author Pages on Amazon, Amazon Author Central’s ability to help you track book sales, see and respond to reviews, interact with your audience, fix issues with your listings and add editorial reviews to each of your books is invaluable to your overall self publishing business.
Any author with a book listed for sale on Amazon can sign up for an Amazon Author Central account.