After 10 years training over 400 authors, I’ve met a lot of writers struggling to make sufficient income from their books. I’m not surprised, especially based on the following statistics from Digital Book World: The average self-published author makes less than $5,000 from their books. The average traditionally-published author makes less than $10,000. As you
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When it comes to advertising, the human brain can easily filter out and ignore the images that we see. Besides the avalanche of ads most people view everyday, it’s common for consumers to sit through advertisements while talking to someone else, looking at a mobile device, daydreaming, etc. It’s not surprising recall rates are so
The desire to be a bestseller can be so intoxicating that authors will do ridiculous things to claim the title. Worse, there are now unscrupulous scam artists telling naïve authors they can guarantee getting their book to #1 on Amazon. Get the details…
If you’re a fan of football, you’ve probably heard the TV talking heads and sports experts claim that “Football is a quarterback-driven league.” In other words, a team can’t win unless they have a top-tier heroic quarterback. Yet, the opposite has been true. The last two football championships were won by teams who did NOT
Do you view marketing as a short-term fix or a long-term future? Are you learning about marketing with the unrealistic hope that it will quickly cure an immediate business problem and double your sales? Learn from three of my former clients who continue to market well and reap the rewards after many years.