I remember first hitting the publish button at Amazon a few years ago. “Yes!” I thought, “Everyone’s going to see my book instantly and I’m going to make a bunch of sales!”
In reality, my debut novel swam in the sea of oblivion, and it was disheartening to view abysmal sales figures (does zero count as a sales figure?).
What went wrong? How could I get better visibility for my book? How do I gain readers and actual sales?
Since then, I’ve learned that not only did I need to bring my passion to indie publishing, but also a smart marketing plan. What I’ve learned these past few years have shaped and formed the author I am today. I’m happy to share that the debut novel in question, part of a completed trilogy, has since hit several bestsellers lists at Amazon, and the entire collection had also hit #1 at Apple and Kobo, and landed within the Top 100 at B&N.
It’s exciting to realize I’ve sold over 10,000 ebooks since I started, and when I speak with writer friends, especially those who are struggling, and those just starting out, I try my best to be supportive and lend my insight. I know and understand the pain!
As many of you know, I’m a former teacher. I love helping others blossom and grow. Though I haven’t taught in a classroom for a few years, it doesn’t mean I’m any less of an educator. This is one of my motivations for creating the Indie Author Mastermind online course.
This 10-part online video course pinpoints and covers some of the basics of book marketing, with the goal of getting YOUR book more visibility, and increasing sales by building up your author platform.
If you’re an aspiring author who’s preparing to publish, this is for you.
If you’re a new author who knows all too well the pain I speak of, this is for you.
On September 6, I’m hosting a FREE webinar via WebinarNinja to show you how to optimize your Amazon book page (to increase sales and visibility). Drop by and say hello! Even if you can’t make it, by registering, you’ll automatically be sent the replay link so you can watch it anytime at your leisure.
And finally, on September 8, I’ll be launching the FULL Indie Author Mastermind course. I’d love to see you there as well: http://www.indieauthormastermind.com