Tag Archives: book marketing

How to get a million views for your book

I promised to talk about how to get a million views, so I’ll do that quick here – even though this email is already WAY longer than expected. In brief, and this is one of the major lessons behind my Creativindie brand, it’s much easier to gain traction when you talk about other people or…

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A 5-minute hack to double Amazon sales

NOTE: this won’t automatically boost sales, which depend on visibility and conversion. This helps with the first part, but you need to test to make sure your conversion stays the same or improves (generally, it will, because you want to be specific right off the bat – people won’t read your description unless they ALREADY know…

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How I colluded with Russians to sell 4000 copies of my first book

In this email I’m going to tell you how I colluded with Russians to sell 4000 copies of my first book, and why it was a big mistake. But first, let me tell you a story…   “Can I have the WiFi?” I heard a story recently that resonated with me, and also draws attention to one…

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8 cover design secrets publishers use to manipulate readers into buying books

Indie publishers are slowly coming to realize the importance of an amazing book cover. Since many self-publishing authors are starting out on a very small budget however, homemade, DIY book covers are still a popular choice. But be forewarned: although book cover designs come in a wide variety, publishers consistently use reliable, time-tested techniques and…

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Ugly Covers Kill Sales

It”s amazing to me how many people are publishing books with ugly covers. But I totally get it. Cover designers cost a lot of money (I”m charging $829) for full print covers these days. There are cheaper premade cover templates – and some of them a really good; but they are almost always in Photoshop…

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