Release Strategies: Plan your self-publishing schedule for maximum benefit (Successful Indie Author Book 2)
Do you publish one book a year? Or twenty? Here’s 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. It’s how successful indie authors get ahead.
Plan. Prepare. And Execute.
With checklists, recommendations, and cand...more
Craig Martello knows ... um... publishing. Indie publishing that is. This book is a great help. What it isn’t 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 that’s 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 th ...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.
Well done! ...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 o ...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 authors ...more
The book is in depth and insightful an ...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 Labrecque’s book, then I jumped into this one. Now I’m heading back to the first book. We’re working on establishing my wife’s authorship and developing her readership and I’m not going to say we couldn’t do it without Craig and the rest of the 20Booksto50K folks, but who would WANT to? I can’t thank them enough. I can’t pos ...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, you’ll have to adapt the strategies. Heck, even if you write in the same genre, you’ll have to adapt strategies, because no two people are the same, and what they w ...more
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. ...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.
As an author plotting my first release, I’ve 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.
3.5 stars for the information included. If you’ve 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, it’s a good look at what’s required to be a successful indie author. His tone is a little brusque for my taste but not entirely off putting.
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.
For authors who focus on thoroughly researching their subjects, even if it's fiction, and carefully crafting their work, this book still has plenty of nuggets that can be used in book releases. However, be forewarned that Martelle advises writers to release new books every 18 to 30 days. Much of his advice revolves around that timeline. ...more
In this book, Craig Martelle gives excellent advice, helpful insight, and transparent examples from his own releases that help indie authors get a better grasp on how to move forward as well as what NOT to do. I definitely highlighted a great deal in my copy of this book!
As an indie author, it’s 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!
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, he’s done all the hard work so you don’t have to. Pick this up if you’re looking for fundamentals and advanced info in releasing well.
If you are a beginner like me this book provides very useful information in one place on effective release strategies. It will save you time searching on the internet for the information. You will come away with a clear and solid understanding of release strategies. It will help you to develop a release strategy plan that will work for you.
I see my other lives, a career in the Marines, those damn hand-written tests in law school, a business consultant, a ...more