This series of special reports is written for self publishing authors. You've published your book...now what? It's up to you to market it. But, you're not alone! We will help you with get the most out of your book marketing efforts on a shoestring budget!
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Are you an author who wants to self publish print books, eBooks and learn how to market them successfully? Then you've come to the right place. Learn how to publish and market your book the easy and affordable way!
Join self publishing and book marketing expert, Shelley Hitz, for four sessions jam-packed with information you can put to use right away to publish and market your books.
Do you have a novel that you've started, but have been unable to finish? The number of authors who know how to start a novel but not finish it are astounding. And there is so much information out there that it can get confusing. Learn how to finish your novel with some one who's been there.
Are you selling as many books as you'd like? If not, it might be because people aren't finding you. One way to increase your exposure on Amazon's search engine is through keywords. Are you ready for your book launch day? One key to getting on the Amazon bestsellers list is to sell as many books as possible in one day. And when you choose your categories wisely, you'll have less competition and more success on launch day. Learn how to optimize your books on Amazon and Kindle using categories, tags and more!
Are you an Amazon affiliate who's tired of finding, shortening and editing long affiliate links? If so, You'll want to check out SimpleAzon. Simple Azon is a game-changing plugin that let's you focus on the productive side of your writing and marketing. This means more money with less of the tedious stuff.Find out how you can put this to use for you by clicking below:
Kindle is not only a publishing platform, but also a way to market your books. And Amazon does all the work for you...marketing, advertising, collecting payments and processing the refunds. All you need to do is get your book in the correct format.
And that's exactly what I've done for you. I've provided a template formatted specifically for Kindle publishing with a video tutorial and report to get your publishing on the Kindle today! If you want to publish on many eBook platforms see, "eBook Publishing Success" below.
Dana Lynn Smith and I have partnered together to create this special video training for you. Not only will you learn how to publish your book to Kindle, Smashwords, the iBookstore, Nook and as a PDF document, but you'll receive an easy-to-use and proven Word document (.doc) template to use and TONS of bonuses to help you prepare, publish and profit from eBooks.
You've written and formatted your eBook. Now what? Now you need an eye-catching cover to complete your finished product and upload it to your eBook platform of choice...Kindle, Nook, iBookstore, Smashwords, etc. And you don't have to break the bank to create your eBook cover either. In fact, I'm going to show you several options to create a professional (and yet affordable) eBook cover.
One of the ways I have been promoting my books and getting more exposure and sales is to run giveaways and contests. I did it the hard way the first time...MANUALLY. Then I learned about a free giveaway tool that did all the hard work for me! Find out more about how you can set up your book giveaway/contest in just minutes on a shoestring budget.
Get ready to take your facebook marketing efforts to the next level as I show you how to set up your page, promote your page and engage your fans! You'll get the PDF reports, but also four weeks of webinar classes where I will show you my screen as I walk you step-by-step through the process of getting your Facebook page done! You'll also get "Facebook 101 for Authors" and page templates as bonuses to help you succeed.
Want to sell more books but don't have a big budget? Try guest blog posts or what some call a "Virtual Blog Tour."
Think of it as getting free advertising. In this special report you'll get step-by-step instructions, resources and templates to get you started with guest blogging.
"Shelley Hitz's, A Step By Step Guide to Guest Blogging is the answer to every author's prayer who wants to figure out how to massively
increase their exposure in a very short amount of time. This is a must-read book for anyone wanting to maximize their book marketing power."
-Tony Eldridge, MarketingTipsforAuthors.com
Facebook continues to grow in popularity and simply can't be ignored any longer in book marketing efforts. Whether you're just getting started with Facebook or have been using Facebook a long time, you'll find the tutorials packed into this report an invaluable resource!
As an author, you're probably closer to gaining more exposure and fans for your book than you realize. A lot closer. In fact, chances are that with the right strategies and shortcuts, you could start enjoying free marketing via Twitter this week.
Believe me, I know social media takes time. But even if you spend just 15 minutes per day on Twitter, it can have a huge impact. The report I'm about to share with you is packed with tutorials to help you succeed on Twitter. I've outlined for you step-by-step instructions with screenshots to help you have the most success. Plus, you get some great bonuses I wish I would have had when starting out on Twitter!
Press releases have long been the standard for gaining more publicity and exposure. However, so many authors aren't using them. Press releases not only get your name out there, but also provide valuable links and traffic to your blog.
When done correctly, press releases can be an extremely effective book marketing method.
However, you don't want to just submit your press release to tons of free press release sites. I've done that before and didn't see any results. I learned the hard way. That's why I want to share this report with you.
Not only is YouTube free to use, but it is actually pretty simple to get started marketing your books using videos. Even with a small investment of money into equipment (and I'll share what I recommend) and time, you can begin driving increased traffic to your blog, website and book sales page.
This report comes with some really great bonuses...you'll discover 155 places to submit your videos, get an invaluable list of 50 video ideas, have a checklist to keep you on track and get 22 videos filled with tips and tricks for effective video marketing.
Are you interested in discovering a new way to attract readers and sell more books? And are you looking for something that you can get started with on a shoestring budget? Then, I encourage you to consider hosting teleseminars.
People will buy from someone they know, like and trust. Therefore, I encourage you to learn how to build trust with your potential readers and fans using teleseminars. I have done hours of research and will share my favorite free tool for teleseminars.
I will show you the easiest way for non-techies to get started with podcasts for free. I've recorded a video of my screen so you can watch as I set up my account and add my first audio recordings. That way you can take your time, pause the video if you need to and get your account started painlessly. The best part? Itâ€™s free and all you need is a phone.
If you are more advanced, I will give show you an option using a powerful free WordPress plugin to create your podcast. I will even show you my WordPress account and give you the settings Iâ€™ve used.
Finally, I will show you how to add your podcast to iTunes with instructions and screenshots.
Have you thought about creating an audio version of your book? Some people prefer listening to books rather than reading them. Therefore, you may be missing out on additional profits from your book by not offering an audio version.
Five Steps to Publishing Your Audio BookStep #1: Decide who will record your audio book.
Let me help you "Get Your Audiobook Done!"
Whether writing your own blog post or putting together a guest post, images are important. However, it can be time-consuming looking for free images or expensive to buy them.
In this special report, I'll show you how to find free (and legal) images you can use in your posts. You'll even discover a powerful Firefox add-on and Wordpress plug-in that will help you automate the process! As a bonus, I'm also giving you 269 high quality images that I personally took as well as 396 internet icons that you can use.
When you're in charge of your book marketing efforts, your time is precious. The more time you have to spend on guest posts, social media, creating podcasts and videos or interactiving with your fans, the more books you can sell. The more books you sell, the more money in your pocket. Therefore, time is money.
Let me show you how to become 2-3x more productive in your day. And you don't even need to buy the software if you don't want to!
You'll be able to download this free report when you sign up for my free e-newsletter "Self Publishing Tips."
Without a doubt, Shelley Hitz is one of the most amazing people I have ever met. Her story impacts not only me, but thousands of people around the world.
What impressed me the most about Shelley is when I started to write my book 'No Reason to Live' she took time out of her busy schedule to set me up with everything from the templates to the actual publishing company.
Obviously with being a first time author I had a million questions and I had nowhere to direct them but to her. She not only answered them but did it with compassion and grace. Over time I learned how to use my publishers website to my advantage and I really didn't need to direct any more questions to her, but she still would follow up with me to see how I was coming along with the book, and that's what makes Shelley so good at what she does. She really does care and it shows through her work and websites.
Scott Mason, Author|Speaker
I am grateful to have found Shelley's website because she is an incredible source of information and resources related to self publishing. She way over delivers and offers so much for free and the content is high quality. She is also warm, friendly and caring with her customers.