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HOW I SOLD 80,000 BOOKS: Book Marketing for Authors (Self Publishing through Amazon and Other Retailers) Kindle Edition
Discover how you too can sell 80,000 books even if you haven’t sold a single copy yet! [2020 EDITION!]
Warning: Reading this Readers' Favorite Book Award Winner and implementing its strategies may cause a significant income increase.
Get your copy now and discover:
- How I sold books by the truckload and how you can do it too;
- The truth about book marketing for authors: which book marketing tips really work and which are a waste of time;
- What never to include in your author marketing;
- The single most powerful strategy to get readers on Amazon;
- Why self publishing through Amazon isn’t the only marketing strategy and how to significantly increase your book sales by pursuing paths less travelled;
- One, often overlooked, strategy to get book reviews on Amazon;
- Plus, kindle publishing guidelines: how to market a book before you hit publish.
Probably the best and most comprehensive one-stop guide I have seen.
Rick DeStefanis, Award-Winning Author of "The Gomorrah Principle"
Alinka is extremely knowledgeable and always willing to help authors in whatever way she can. I highly recommend this little gem of a book!
Patti Tingen, Award-Winning Inspirational Author
"How I Sold 80,000 Books" by Alinka Rutkowska covers it all from web page to social media to promotion, sales and everything in between.
Mary Adair, Award-Winning Author of Native American Romance Novels
The links included in the book are like gold dust, and you will find yourself watching/reading them over and over again as you forge your way through the publishing world. I only wish that I’d had access to this when I first started out. It would have saved me months of work.
Lyneal Jenkins, International Award-Winning, Best-Selling Author
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How I Sold 80,000 Books: Book Marketing for Authors (Self Publishing through Amazon and Other Retailers) is a business/finance self-help book written by Alinka Rutkowska. The author writes children's books and has been an independent publisher as well as a coach for authors seeking to do the same. She introduces her topic with a word most of the non-business savvy world cringes from: marketing. And she discusses how marketing should begin almost before an author starts writing and certainly before selecting a title. Rutkowska presents the four Ps that are the ingredients to success in marketing an indie book. They are Product, Place, Price and Promotion. She thoroughly discusses each of these aspects of marketing, and illustrates each topic with examples from her experiences and useful links. In the section on Product, Rutkowska discusses the editing process and the three types of editors needed for any text before publication. In Promotion, she discusses giveaways and other promotional tools designed to make your book sell. She also includes a list of recommended readings and a bonus section containing six interviews with established authors who discuss their marketing strategies and their paths to success.
Alinka Rutkowska's business/finance self-help book, How I Sold 80,000 Books: Book Marketing for Authors (Self Publishing through Amazon and Other Retailers) is a veritable textbook for aspiring indie authors. The material presented within is densely packed and loaded with ideas, strategies and essential tips that are neatly organized, packaged and imparted in a conversational and highly accessible manner. And that's no mean feat for a book that has so much to offer. Rutkowska suggests that readers read this book several times, especially when they're preparing a book for publication, something she herself does, and I would have to agree.
I was very impressed with Rutkowska's coverage of her topic. While I've read a number of books on independent publishing, I've not encountered as complete and user-friendly a work on the marketing aspect. I found her presentation of her subject to be enthusiastic and entertaining. Rutkowska manages to infect her readers with the joy she takes in tackling the challenges of marketing a publication and making it into a best-seller. She even simplifies the intricacies of Amazon's publishing options and discusses the pros and cons of those somewhat arcane and complicated schemes. How I Sold 80,000 Books: Book Marketing for Authors (Self Publishing through Amazon and Other Retailers) is now my go-to book on the subject and it's most highly recommended.
In a great new guide for any person who dreams of becoming a successful author, How I Sold 80,000 Books: Book Marketing for Authors (Self Publishing through Amazon and Other Retailers) by author Alinka Rutkowska is an almost must-have to help people figure out the ins and outs of marketing their books. The book includes useful tips that go from the pre-writing process all the way through a successful launch and the continuing marketing work needed to make their dream a reality and their book a known quantity in the publishing world. Coming from the voice of experience, this book is one that comes from a place of genuinely wanting to help others find a level of success that Ms. Rutkowska has found herself, and is written in an easy to follow, almost foolproof way that just might help to make a writer's dream come true!
I very much enjoyed How I Sold 80,000 Books: Book Marketing for Authors (Self Publishing through Amazon and Other Retailers). Author Alinka Rutkowska has done a great job in providing aspiring authors with just the guidance and expertise of the publishing world that any new and uncertain writer needs. Filled with excellent advice and tips, this book is one that authors will find themselves coming back to again and again. I am pleased to recommend this book very highly, especially to new authors trying to make their way. I certainly hope that author Alinka Rutkowska writes another such helpful guide in the future. If it's anything like this, it will be well worth the read!
Planning on self-publishing a book? Want to see your title high in Amazon's ranking system? Then you need to read How I Sold 80,000 Books: Book Marketing for Authors (Self Publishing through Amazon and Other Retailers) by Alinka Rutkowska. How I Sold 80,000 Books is a business non-fiction book that helps readers learn the ins and outs of the self-publishing world so that they, too, might have publishing success. Rutkowska talks about the importance of marketing and how to create a strong product. She teaches readers her "4P" system and stresses the importance of each of these steps in creating a highly sought after product. She gives numerous tips and pieces of advice for both before and after publication, and breaks it down by whether it can be done online or offline. She also gives a number of online resources to help the reader in case they want more information or still have questions.
How I Sold 80,000 Books: Book Marketing for Authors (Self Publishing through Amazon and Other Retailers) is a straightforward book written by Alinka Rutkowska for a very specific audience. Anyone who is interested in writing a book, self-publishing, and selling on Amazon should take the time to read this book and make sure they understand everything inside it. Rutkowska does a nice job of making this text easy to read and user friendly. It is much more entertaining than a college marketing class and gives a lot of the same information in a fun and engaging way!
Are you an established author or aspiring to publish the book that is burning your fingers to get written? Stop. Before you go any further, get a copy of How I Sold 80,000 Books: Book Marketing for Authors (Self-Publishing through Amazon and Other Retailers) by Alinka Rutkowska. Alinka takes you through the steps that she travelled in selling over 20 titles. Alinka is candid and provides the reader with everything for being a successful author. She also provides her spin on the 4Ps of Marketing: Price, Product, Placement and Promotion in selling your material from eBooks to paperback, with some nuggets that you may not have considered. One thing that Alinka emphasized is to acquire professional services from book cover design to editing. As a purchaser of How I Sold 80,000 Books by Alinka Rutkowska, you will receive her free eBook, 200 Book Marketing Tips.
I am currently creating my 2nd Edition of Get the Cheese, Avoid the Traps, even though initially I self-published and did quite well in the distribution and marketing of the guide. There were a lot of things that I will consider using in creating the next guide. Instead of merely using Amazon, I will also be using Ingram-Spark as well because I am interested in accessing other markets. While my goal is to acquire organic book reviews in How I Sold 80,000 Books, however, Alinka details the various types of book award contests throughout the U.S. and abroad which can offer your book great exposure. Great job, Alinka.
How I Sold 80,000 Books: Book Marketing for Authors (Self Publishing through Amazon and Other Retailers) by Alinka Rutkowska is an encouraging book for self publishers that will give them tips on how to increase their book sales and earn money. The author speaks about the four Ps that determine the success of a book and she tells self publishers the importance of marketing the book and optimizing it for success even before one starts writing it. This guide covers every aspect from designing the book to once it's ready to be published to marketing. The tools and resources in this guide are indeed very useful and helpful to all those who are going to self publish.
It's a very clear guide that has some good suggestions for authors who are looking to maximize their book sales. The entire procedure is discussed methodically, making it easy to follow and incorporate while preparing to self publish. The book gives a good insight for writers who have decided to self publish and the links that connect them to the publishing world are also pretty useful. The links and resources shared by the author will widen authors' perspective to look at various angles in publishing their books.
The publishing world is very hard and ruthless and this book is full of useful information and terrific ideas; they are logical and give results. The author also has a good business sense which she shares with readers that will give significant tips to increase the book sales.
About the Author
- ASIN : B00WWUR1O4
- Publisher : Leaders Press (May 21, 2015)
- Publication date : May 21, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 2983 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 156 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,429 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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If you're a beginner, research and read more about every topic in this book after you're done with it. Because it's just the basics.
2 stars for the author's time and the free download
Yes, it's full of great information, but there's nothing new in here. I've read it all before. In books I paid for in cash rather than time and energy. Alinka has some great practical advice.
She got my email from this website, after checking out another review I'd written. She contacted me and offered this "free" book. Sure, I read it and appreciated it.
Then the auto-respond emails started, with my first name inserted to make them look "personalized." Two and three emails a day. I tried to write back, but never got a response. Then came the Big One. It took me to a link where Alinka is selling her course for just under a grand.
So take this book for what it's worth, but unsubscribe from the author's emails, unless you want the Big Sales Pitch.
I sell my softcover books for a reasonable price here and elsewhere, and my Kindle books, even full-length novels, are never more than three bucks. But I'm wary about "free" things, because nothing is ever free.
Both annoying and disappointing.
Some offline actions are traditional advice from the days when only pbooks (hardbounds, paperbacks, and trade paperbacks) were the only game in town. Ebooks have made the online tips more a la mode. I’ve tried or am trying most of them because they’ve all been around a while; they haven’t worked yet, so I’m dubious (caveat emptor for newbie writers reading this book). Maybe it’s just that my present and potential readers don’t read children’s books?
I even saw some new tips that looked interesting, but alas, when I clicked on the link, I was offered an expensive video course that supposedly contains the secret codes. Even a free download of two hundred marketing tips requires you to register your email address. You can later opt out, but that whole dance annoys me. I never do that to my readers or reviewers—at most, I’ll use an email address to give a reviewer a free ebook in return for an honest review (I’m giving one here), or for other PR and marketing purposes (online sites for those often need one, or a PDF). My newsletter is online for everyone to see, not just for people on an exclusive email list.
The author’s tone is generally optimistic here, although she never says she’s going to turn you into a NY Times bestselling author. To compensate, let me throw in some pessimism. There are many good books and authors out there. While, like most human endeavors, self-publishing follows Sturgeon’s rule (look it up), your marketing efforts more likely won’t matter. Publishing success is like winning the lottery. These tips might help, but you won’t find any silver bullet. For every selling eighty thousand books, you have hundreds of writers like me. I keep writing because it’s so much fun, and I love the thought that I can entertain a few readers. If your motivation is just to make money, your chances are slim nowadays.
Bottom line: there are similar guides or self-help books on the same topic that contain most of this material, and they don’t make you jump through so many hoops for the tips. This author and I just have different perspectives on what indie publishing is all about. It’s nice to see many of these old tips summarized in one place and in an organized fashion, though, hence my rating. I’m sure this review will be lost among others from adoring fans (the author actually speaks to that phenomenon). She asked me for an honest review—I gave it.
One word to the potential readers out there who are hoping to purchase a book and have all the answers laid out and not have to put any time or money in... This book gives you the ground work that has helped Alinka succeed, but is not a copy paste answer to your marketing requirements... Unfortunately that book does not exist.
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If she hadn't gave out that information then my review would have been higher. Although she does go on to using up pages with a lot of interviews with other authors and going over the same ground, so maybe 2 stars is the right number!
With an easy, readable style, the author offers practical and sensible advice and solutions that make sense on every level. There’s a spirit of anyone can do this with a bit of help, knowledge and the determination to work hard and succeed.
The sections on social media were particularly helpful and a selection of interviews with authors proved illuminating and inspiring, offering more ideas and insights to follow.
It’s short book, but it packs a lot in.
I particularly like the areas around utilising social media and the interviews with other successful authors.