Do you want to know how you can convert readers into paying customers?
Many authors are also entrepreneurs, and for them, a book isn’t just about sharing their message with the world. They also want it to help position them as a leading expert in their industry, and they use their book as a key marketing tool to attract new customers.
Is it your dream to become a bestselling author?
It’s a vision that most of the first-time authors I speak to hold on to. However, the truth is there’s a lot of confusion around the actual term ‘bestseller’-in this article I’m going to address this and help clear up that confusion!
The traditional methods once used by businesses to generate leads are gradually evaporating, replaced by the tried and true tactics being employed by marketers in an increasingly digital world. Books have since emerged as one of the handiest tools entrepreneurs can use to gain new clients today, but you’ll need to know how to leverage them if you hope to ultimately see them boost your business. Here’s a basic breakdown of how to go about doing so, for those who aren’t necessarily marketing pros!
Provide incredible value
The reality is that nobody is going to crack open your book unless it’s of value to them. But how do you figure out which types of content packs the most punch within your niche? Turn to the stats! Comb through your recent blog or social posts and analyze the data. Did your audience engage more with one post versus others? Which article or update received the most comments, likes, shares, etc? This will give you a clear idea of what your audience will be interested in reading in terms of a book’s content. Don’t have an audience of your own? That’s perfectly alright. Just visit the websites and social pages of the top players in your niche and see what type of topics are popular with their audience. We’re about to get into a myriad of ways to generate leads with a book, but your very first step is to, of course, make sure people read it. The quickest way to do that is to make sure that what you’re about to tell them is unique, useful and tricky to find elsewhere.