Release Strategies: Plan your self-publishing schedule for maximum benefit (Successful Indie Author Book 2)
Do you publish one book a year? Or twenty? Heres a secret. You can be successful with either. Publish your books in a way that brings you the most readers.
Put the experience of over one hundred book launches to work for you. Right here. Release Strategies. Its how successful indie authors get ahead.
Plan. Prepare. And Execute.
With checklists, recommendations, and candid...more
Craig Martello knows ... um... publishing. Indie publishing that is. This book is a great help. What it isnt is a lot of step-by-step do this to be successful. There is a step-by-step chapter at the end of the book for how to release one book, or three books in a rapid fashion. But if thats all you are after, go read just about any author forum or facebook group.
Instead, what this book does is help you, the fledgling author, learn the ...more
Look at his catalog and you'll see that he's released a lot of books, most of which have glowing reviews and that he has great fans. So how does that happen?
Luckily enough, Craig is willing to share his knowledge and experience throughout his series and through the group he helps run, 20BooksTo50k, which is perhaps the most invaluable resource in the self-publishing world.
This book gives a clear view on how you should plan ...more
I've been an Indie author for 3 years, but this books had a ton of useful information. It gives authors another perspective, tried and tested strategies and doesn't disappoint. It doesn't make any promises, but offers hope and inspiration, which is something Indie authors need the most.
Highly recommend for new authors, and seasoned veterans.
The book is in depth and insightful ...more
It's repetitive and less informative than other similar resources. It might be okay as a paperback since you could more easily utilize the checklists and notes sections, but the Kindle version is probably a waste of money for most ...more
This was an amazingly insightful book which gave so many great strategies and ideas on how to release your book. I took so many notes I might as well have highlighted the whole thing! Definitely a must read for anyone wanting to publish and make a living off their books!!
This stuff is priceless, and a real bargain at around five bucks. I stopped reading the first book in this series at the newsletter part to go jump into Tammi Labrecques book, then I jumped into this one. Now Im heading back to the first book. Were working on establishing my wifes authorship and developing her readership and Im not going to say we couldnt do it without Craig and the rest of the 20Booksto50K folks, but who would WANT to? I cant thank them enough. I cant possibly ...more
Excellent advice and recommendations for the newbie, or nerve-wracked, or overwhelmed author. CM goes through all the permutations logically and of course, from his own experience. His genre is science fiction/space opera, and a few variations, so if you write in a different genre, youll have to adapt the strategies. Heck, even if you write in the same genre, youll have to adapt strategies, because no two people are the same, and what they ...more
Craig really outlines the different launch strategies out there and shows examples of real results. Not only that, he breaks down the pros and cons for each strategy AND clearly outlines HOW to follow the strategies. What more can you want? This book is a must read for any indie author looking at launch strategies to turn their writing hobby into a viable publishing business.
Craig does a great job of guiding the self-published author on a step-by-step process of releasing their book.
There is so much to do, when it comes to launching a new novel that it is good to be able to read from someone that does it everyday.
This book is not about ads or promotions, even though it does touch on them a little bit.
All-in-all, having this is a must if you are considering the self-published path.
This will no doubt be my book release "bible" as I refer back to it again and again for the detailed advice, strategies, tactics, tips and even a suggested timeline for releasing my indie fiction. With a discussion on the pros and cons of various release strategies, as well as all kinds of other insights, Craig's book is a must-have for any indie author/publisher.
3.5 stars for the information included. If youve been writing and publishing for any length of time, much of the info he shares will be familiar. I skipped over large portions for this reason. For the brand new author, its a good look at whats required to be a successful indie author. His tone is a little brusque for my taste but not entirely off putting. ...more
As an author plotting my first release, Ive been drowning in too much info, but not knowing what was important, or how to organize my release strategy. Craig breaks down the different options in plain English, & gives clear blueprints on how to pursue the different paths. I feel much more confident planning my release after reduced this book. Highly recommended. ...more
When I started my self-publishing journey, I did it all wrong.
I feel like I have a plan that is capable of working and churning out the results I would like to see, thanks to this book.
I definitely recommend it to any authors out there who feel stuck!
This book is a must read for anyone looking to self publish their work. It gives insight into one of the most successful brands out there. The greatest thing, hes done all the hard work so you dont have to. Pick this up if youre looking for fundamentals and advanced info in releasing well. ...more
As an indie author, its important to have other authors to look up to who have been successful in this field. Craig is absolutely one of those people and his willingness to share this information with the rest of the community is huge. This book does a great job of that! ...more
I literally grabbed a gorgeous notebook and made it my study notes keeper. And boy was I studying! Honestly, very helpful! I'm not a Sci-fi fan for the fictions he writes, but this type of data and experience I can certainly enjoy reading!
I see my other lives, a career in the Marines, those damn hand-written tests in law school, a business consultant, ...more