Follow along as book launch expert Tim Grahl teaches you the fundamentals of launching a bestselling book. Based on his work with hundreds of authors and launching dozens of top New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other bestselling books, he will share the insights and step-by-step tactics you can use to launch your own successful book.
Working With A Marketing Coach
Sooner or later you're going to need to hire someone to help you with your marketing activities. When that time comes, you'll need to know what questions to ask and what kind of services to expect. This week, Certified Book Launch Coach, Sue Campbell, takes us through the process.
Author as Entrepreneur
How can writers use the storytelling skills we already have, to market our books and grow our businesses? This week, Valerie interviews Jarie Bolander, a fellow Certified Story Grid Editor who helps business owners tell better stories about who they are and what they do.
Bonus Episode - Amazon and Facebook Ads
As part of her 10K strategy, Valerie is considering using adverts, but there's a whole lot she doesn't know. So, this week, she sits down with Mark Dawson for some expert (and eye opening) advice about Amazon and Facebook ads.
Valerie's 10K Strategy
How do you get 10,000 pairs of eyeballs on your book? This week, Valerie came up with a strategy. Does Tim like it? Or, are there improvements to be made?
Start At The End
As Valerie continues to wrap her head around sales, Tim advises her to find the nerds first and craft a pitch that will grab their attention. What's the best way to do this? Start at the end and work from there. Tune in to find out how.
The Single Most Important Thing To Do
This week Tim and Valerie talk about the elephant in the book marketing room; asking people to buy your book. If earning a living from your writing is your goal, you have to do it eventually. So, when it comes time to sell your book what is the single most important thing you have to do? Tune in to find out.
Customer ReviewsSee All
I'm only a few episodes in and have already garnered so much useful information. I feel so much more focused and informed when it comes to launching. Can't recommend this podcast enough.
An absolute must for any serious indie
I have been listening to Tim's podcast for a month now whilst in parallel reading his first book Your First Thousand Copies. Tim is inspirational and it is obvious he knows what he is talking about. His delivery is impeccable. I cannot recommend this podcast enough.
Insidious tip of an aggressive hard-sell iceberg
A textbook case of no such thing as a free lunch. Tim Grahl is part of the expanding cloud of e-service vendors who circle the self-published e-book community. If this podcast seems useful at the surface, be under no illusion, it's a key part of his sales "funnel". If you cross the line and pass on your personal details, then don't buy into the extremely high-cost paid services, you will receive an auto-responder chain of increasingly insistent, rude and aggressive, entirely sales oriented emails. To coin another well worn trope, buyer beware.