12 Step Program for Self Publishers

12 Step Program for Self Publishers
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12 Step Program for Self Publishers

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Niche Research Stacking Content Create Book Title Research Chapter Creation Upload Books Source Content Cover Creation Author Persona Create Search String Author Central Submit to GoodReads Submit to Shelfari Submit to Library Thing Create PRBuzz & SBWire Releases Create PR Web Release Set Freemium Dates Submit to Facebook Pages GoodReads Pay Per Click GoodReads Book Giveaways Submit to Google Books Issue Press Release Add Books to Ebook Niche Explorer Create a Vook Submit to 1hr Translation Build links to Author Page

Lessons

  1. Learn how to source content for your books, learn why you need to have a specific type of Job Posting that will allow you to get the best possible writers to bid for your writing job.
  2. Stacking content is a method of using content that exists in books you already own to compile them to make an entirely new title. Example if you have a Paleo, Low Carb and even General Diet Recipe Book, you can extract all the Chicken recipes to make a Chicken Recipe Book. The concept goes deeper and we examine that in this lesson.
  3. Learn how to use Author Central - the hub that allows authors to connect with readers on the Amazon.Com platform. This allows you to edit the description and author bios for every title that you publish on Amazon.Com
  4. Goodreads is a free website for book lovers. Imagine it as a large library that you can wander through and see everyone's bookshelves, their reviews, and their ratings. Learn how to add your books to Goodreads to improve discoverability.
  5. LibraryThing is a social cataloging web application for storing and sharing book catalogs and various types of book metadata. It is used by authors, individuals, libraries, and publishers. Learn how to add your books to Library thing to generate reviews and find new readers for your titles.
  6. PR News wire distributes to more than 200,000 media points and 10,000 Websites, offering the most ways to reach your audience online and off. You can generate substantial buzz about your books using this method.
  7. With more than 300 million pageviews and 45 million unique visitors a month, Goodreads offers advertisers integrated advertising and promotional programs to reach our highly affluent and educated audience of book readers. Learn how to take advantage of this social media site for book readers.
  8. When it comes to marketing a book, never underestimate the power of a book giveaway. Perhaps one of the best ways to kick start book discovery is by offering your book for free. Learn how to use the power of a Goodreads Giveaway to drive more sales of your books.
  9. Google Books Partner Program launched in Dec. 2010 as Google Editions, then became Google Ebooks, then got engulfed in the massive Android supermarket known as Google Play. This platform can allow you to sell a vast number of books, learn how to use it.
  10. There’s nothing like a fun and friendly competition to get people excited about your book. And there’s no better platform than Facebook to get things rolling. Learn how to use Facebook for Indie Authors.
  11. Press Release is an essential book promotion tool in any author’s publicity kit. A press release is the media industry’s standard communications document used to alert journalists and reviewers to a new book’s publication. Learn how to drive buzz using an Update Press Release.
  12. Enhanced ebooks are essentially multimedia books. They are available on devices like iPad and Kindle Fire, which are designed for watching video and listening to audio. Learn how to add video to your eBooks.
  13. Have you thought about translating your book and getting it published in other languages? Then you need to watch this lesson on Translation. There are two great methods to get this done. This is one method.
  14. With more and more people using the internet everyday, it is essential for authors to have their own websites. An author website can serve as a dynamic tool to promote yourself; learn how to use Amazon's Author Page as a good start to the process.
  15. Issuing press releases is a mainstay of basic PR. It’s how you start the ball rolling with the press. The good news is, if approached in the right way whether you do it yourself or use an affordable professional, this activity will help promote your book. Learn how to issue a series of releases.
  16. As you begin thinking of ideas for your children’s book, it’s very helpful to read others’ work. Go to your library or children’s bookstore and spend a few hours browsing, use the process outlined in this video to create much more successful books.

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