In Your First 1000 Copies, seasoned book marketing expert Tim Grahl walks you through how successful authors are using the online marketing tools to build their platform, connect with readers and sell more books.
After I signed the publishing contract for my debut novel, I bought this book because I wanted to know how to sell it! I’d never heard of Tim Grahl, and I had no idea what to expect from his book, but it’s short and less than $10, so I figured I could risk it.
Grahl’s book reinforced a theory I’ve heard before but hadn’t completely accepted: newsletters trump social media.
That’s a tough one to believe when it seems as if everyone is on at least one social media platform, but no one walks around talking about the last newsletter they read. The statistics, however, are there, and Grahl take’s you through them to help you understand how your newsletter yields sales.
But this book is so much more than that! He also walks you through:
- Setting up your newsletter
- Promoting your newsletter
- Making your newsletter work for you
And if the book doesn’t include enough information for you, he provides links to more info throughout the book.
I will say that this book is geared toward non-fiction writers, but novelists will certainly be able to modify his advice to work for their books too. Overall, regardless of what you’re writing, I highly recommend this book as a quick, easy-to-read start to marketing (and selling!) your book.