How I Sold 30,000 eBooks on Amazon's Kindle-An Easy-To-Follow Self-Publishing Guidebook 2015 Edition
Martin Crosbie, author
Outlines the methods the top 5% of successful self-published authors utilize to produce their eBooks in a professional, cost-effective manner. Shows what happened after Amazon changed the rules and what you need to do right now to adjust your strategy. How to adopt the philosophy that will allow promotional opportunities to come to you. In February 2012 Martin Crosbie's self-published eBook "My Temporary Life" hit Amazon's top ten overall bestseller list. The next month Amazon posted a press release revealing that Crosbie had made $46,000 in one month, with one book. Prior to this, his novel was rejected one hundred and thirty times by traditional publishers and agents. In the months that followed, "My Temporary Life" and its sequel have been consistent sellers, often sitting atop Amazon's rankings. Crosbie's story has been mentioned in Publisher's Weekly, Forbes online, and other media outlets around the world. In fact, Amazon referred to him as one of their 2012 success stories in their year-end press release. "How I Sold 30,000 eBooks on Amazon's Kindle-An Easy-To-Follow Self-Publishing Guidebook" tells the story of how he became a full-time writer, detailing the specific steps he took to find and connect with his readers. Plus, it describes how he adjusted his strategy when Amazon changed their systems.
In the third edition of self-publishing expert Crosbie's guidebook, the author provides additional information and stories to help readers navigate the ever-changing publishing world. Crosbie tells his own story up front. He had always wanted to be a writer but instead ended up a sales trainer and manager for an RV dealership. Wanting a change, he wrote a novel, My Temporary Life, that was subsequently rejected 130 times by traditional publishing houses before he self-published, becoming a bestselling author on Amazon in 2012. He's since enjoyed further success with other novels and this guidebook. In it, he lists the steps involved in publishing and marketing an e-book, provides multiple helpful tips, and shares his own experiences and those of other self-published authors. He covers topics such as marketing via social media, selecting a cover, and navigating Amazon's resources. Crosbie's conversational tone, humor, and humility make the guide accessible. He ends each chapter with a summary list of relevant steps and, after the initial chapter, follow-up and encouraging notes on the previous chapter's action items. For anyone looking to self-publish, this guide is pertinent, comprehensive, and motivating. (BookLife)