How Can Authors Attract Speaking Opportunities – Akash Karia

Though it may be among people’s top fears—next to the fear of flying and ahead of the fear of death—public speaking has many advantages. As the featured speaker at an event, conference or meeting, you are perceived as the ultimate authority in the room. Speakers have a tremendous amount of influence with an audience, which removes a great barrier from purchasing your books, products, and services. The best news of all? As an author, it will be far easier for you to land speaking gigs because your book establishes your authority and opens those doors!

While the walls of publishing are coming down, and there’s never been a better time to become a published author, this means there’s an awful lot of competition. The authors who are willing to put themselves out there—whether in the form of speaking gigs, media, or other in-person appearances—have the best chance of standing out from the crowd and grabbing the attention of book buyers.

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Challenges Faced by Self-Publishing Authors

The grand deal about self-publishing is how easy it is to do. If one really wants to put their work out there, they can. One can write it and format it and design a basic cover and publish all by themselves.

The horrible thing about self-publishing is how easy it is to do. Anyone can write a book, format it, design a basic cover, and hit publish.

The thing is, even though it’s easy to do and there are not gatekeepers holding you back, self-publishing is not something everyone should do.

With the rise of the Internet, self-publishing has become a viable route to success for many authors. While many famous writers still follow the traditional path collaborating with agents, editors, publishers, and marketers, there is no denying publishing by yourself is an attractive option as well. However, self-published authors wear all of the hats during this process, and that leads to several challenges and obstacles that they must overcome.

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Social Media Strategies That Authors Use To Promote Their Book

For most authors, those days when they could write their book, hand it to their agent, and let the publisher do the work of writing, editing, publishing, distributing, and marketing it is long gone. Authors today are turning to self-publishing to get their work into the hands of readers. In addition to wearing their writer’s hat, self-published authors need to do just about everything that goes into packaging, marketing, and selling books, like building an author platform. And one of the most powerful ways to build an author platform today is through social media. Social media lets authors engage directly with readers and build a tribe of loyal fans from just about every country on earth.

Here are 10 social media strategies successful authors use to engage with readers — and sell more books: Read More

7 Income Streams for Authors

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Are you an author who would want to know what other methods you can use to profit from your book beside the number of books sold? Publishing a book and earning royalties for some authors is already sufficient, however, your book can actually lead to multiple streams of income and can be a springboard to a lot of opportunities.

Together with Jyotsna Ramachandran, the founder of Happy Self Publishing, let us discuss the concept of Youpreneur ecosystem that the trusted international business mentor, Chris Ducker, talks about in his book, “Rise of the Youpreneur”, and the 7 revenue streams that you should consider.

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Ep 020: Azul Terronez: Should I hire a book coach and how do they help?

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In today’s episode, we sit down with Azul Terronez to discuss why you should hire a book coach and how they can help you as an author. Azul Terronez is passive income guru Pat Flynn’s book coach and has encouraged countless authors to find a vision for their books and take the actionable steps to make it happen. Join us as the bestselling author of The Art of Apprenticeship explains why gathering the confidence to write and finish your book is the most important step in the process and how a book coach can help you decide on the right message in order to change your career’s trajectory.
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Ep 005: Chandler Bolt: How to effectively run a free shipping launch of your physical book?

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In today’s episode, we sit down with Chandler Bolt to learn how to effectively run a free shipping launch of a physical book. Chandler is the author of 6 bestselling books including “Book Launch” and the recently released “Published”. He’s also the founder & CEO of Self-Publishing School, an incredibly valuable online resource for writing a book. Through his books, training videos, and Self-Publishing School, he’s helped thousands of people on their journey towards becoming authors.

An emerging trend in today’s self-publishing market is for authors to give away their paperback books for free. Join us as Chandler discusses shipping funnels and click funnels, and breaks down the economics behind CTAC, COGS and AOV in order to help make your book release profitable!

Hoping to grow your business and income? Chandler can help show you how to HERE. Be sure to also check out his FREE bestselling e-book on how to become an author in just 90 days.

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The Importance Of An Accountability Partner For Authors & Entrepreneurs

While there are countless benefits to becoming an entrepreneur or author, the one drawback that isn’t often highlighted is that it can be a slightly lonely process. Sure, the work you’re doing is fulfilling and working for yourself is incredibly liberating. You’re disciplined for the most part, and are thriving without a boss looking over your shoulder! However, you miss hearing other people’s feedback and working on projects in a team setting. And you’ve been finding yourself procrastinating a little bit more than usual lately..

Part of the creative process involves bouncing ideas back and forth, and sometimes you wish there was somebody else around to provide their opinion. Not to mention – you could do with a little boost of motivation to stay focused when the urge to give in to distraction hits, or valuable advice that would help you map out the best way to reach your goals.

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5 Reasons Why Aspiring Authors Don’t Finish Writing Their Books

Have you been trying to write a book for years, but keep finding yourself getting lost in the process or being unable to stir up the motivation to deliver a final product? If so, you’re far from the only one.

In fact, only 3% of the aspiring authors who start writing a book end up actually finishing it. Among that 3%, just 20% of the authors manage to publish the content they’ve put countless hours of thought and effort into.

In other words, if 1000 people start writing – only 30 of them finish the book and just 6 of them end up publishing it. Pretty surprising, right?

If you’re one of the 994 who don’t finish the book, here are a few reasons why. Read More

7 Incredibly Simple Ways to Conquer Writer’s Block

7 Incredibly Simple Ways to Conquer Writer’s Block

Admit it…

You’ve caught a bad case of writer’s block.

You fear your work sucks, and there’s no chance of finishing your book.

You’ve listened to podcasts and read books that teach you how to write.

Yet, the words just don’t want to come out, right?

But maybe it’s not you’re fault.

Maybe you just need a few more tools in your writer’s belt. Read More