by Honoree Corder
Want to Quit Your Day Job and Write Books for a Living? Strong steady sales happen because of strategy, tactics, and mindset. Are you tired of feeling confused about the whole Indie Publishing business? How well does it work? Bearing in mind that our results may not be typical, we boosted our income to $10,000 per month using these easy-to-master techniques. How well you do depends on how well you write — and how well you manage your investment in promoting your books. We may not be able to teach you how to write, but we certainly can teach you how to use simple math to boost your marketing efforts.
Self-publishing has become a life changing industry for thousands of authors. Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, romance or self-help, stories about heroes in magical kingdoms or warriors in board rooms conquering Silicon Valley, there are people who would love to read your book. Do you know how to find these readers? This is a book that will answer the questions you’ve not even thought of yet. Not knowing what you don’t know to ask is what holds back most struggling authors.
Isn’t it time you take control? Honorée Corder is a non-fiction author and Brian D. Meeks makes his living in fiction. They both have consistent month after month sales and growth and are willing to share with you the concepts that don’t make the blogs and podcasts. Earning five-figures month in and month out happens when you understand your readers beyond just that they gave your last book 5-stars.
- -The basic formulas you’ll need to understand your results.
- -You’ll learn how to look for trends in your data.
- -What questions to ask yourself to improve sales results.
- -You’ll learn how to read your data to avoid making erroneous conclusions that cost you money.
- -We explain strategies for improving your conversions and an example of a description (old version vs. new) that converts.
- -You’ll learn where to put your advertising dollars.
Top customer reviews
By L. Lillyon Because of the advice in this book, I had the best sales month in the six years I’ve been publishing and selling my novels. And I only applied part of what I learned. I can’t wait to try the rest. The authors cover in a fun way why it’s important to understand the numbers involved in selling books. Also, and more importantly, the authors show you how to use those numbers to increase your sales. Focusing mainly on Amazon, the book helps you figure out whether the cost of an ad is worth it, whether your book description and cover are helping you sell your novel or hurting your chances, and how to choose keywords that can get your novel in front of the new readers.
Much of the book is helpful for other publishing platforms, too. The authors include tips on improving your book description and how to evaluate whether and how much overall sales have improved based on different ads or changes to your book description or cover. Overall, one of the most practical books I’ve read on marketing and sales.
By cksymeon Numbers never lie. As an award-winning marketer myself I know the importance of numbers and data. You can think you know just about anything but if you don’t know how to prove it with data, you still have work to do. What I love about this book is the emphasis on understanding how to make more money writing by approaching your writing as a business that relies on numbers that lead to success. There are a lot of books out there telling authors how to market their books based on the flavor of the day. Book marketing is not about “he who sells the most books gets to make the rules.” It’s about knowing what the best practices of marketing are and how they to prove them with data. This book was music to my ears and a great primer for authors who are newbies when it comes to the numbers of business.
By Feliciaon I love math. I love data. This book was like candy for me because while I love those things, sometimes I don’t know what to do with all this data I’ve collected. Even worse, sometimes I’m not sure I’m even collecting the right data. The Prosperous Writer’s Guide to Making More Money is an easy, fun read. The author’s writing styles are witty and interesting. The information contained isn’t anything I’ve seen before and trust me, I read a lot of writing books. But you hate math, you say. Numbers make you break out.
No worries. So did one of the authors, Honoree, until the other author, Brian, walked her through it. Having it spelled out with easy instructions and explanations on formulas to use in Excel removes the difficult parts to make even the most math phobic able to follow along and see with their own eyes the numbers that will help them make decisions and changes to their writing business that will lead to more money. Plus it’s fun.
My only complaint? They do go on and on and on about how those who hate math can still use the information contained and why it’s important. As someone that doesn’t hate math and loves data, they were preaching to the choir. Fifty times. But I’m not going to hold that against them.
By Chuck Lon Honoree Corder and Brian Meeks have written a book that every self-published author should want to read. In The Prosperous Writers Guide to Making More Money, Corder and Meeks carefully and gingerly lead you to the place you need to be to escape the “starving artist” stereotype that so many authors fall into. To be truthful, I felt the book started off a little slow. After the first chapter, I wondered if the book would actually deliver on its promise of telling me how to make more money. But like a performance of the 1812 Overture the book soon began to crescendo into a rousing, exciting read. The authors not only fulfilled their promise but exceeded my expectations. If you are an author looking for the key to unlock the secret of making a living at the craft you love, you do yourself a disservice if you pass on this book. It is worth far more in potential future income than its meager investment implies.
By THon There are many great strategies to use in here, and I really adored the authors’ approachable and friendly tone. Seriously, these are people I would be friends with! The one negative thing I have to say is that I was a little confused because I bought it for the strategies, and it was set up (mostly in the intro and first chapters) as a book all about using math and data, but then the formulas weren’t really delved into. There’s even a section on not responding to negative reviews, which didn’t seem to fit with the rest of the book (but authors NEED to know this, so). While I was reading, my expectations for the book kept changing. However, I was not at all disappointed–I’m very pleased. There’s so much useful info here that I finished the book and am now reading it for the second time.
By S. E. Lentzon I had so much fun reading this book. I bought it thinking, “I hope I can find something in here to help me sell more of my books,” and I did, but I didn’t know it would be this much fun to learn more about making money as an author. The authors’ voices both come through beautifully, and I laughed out loud more than once while reading this book. So, naturally, it didn’t take me long to finish it, and now I’m looking forward to reading their next book, The Prosperous Writer’s Guide to Finding Readers. I recommend this book to any author looking for a book that will help them sell more books. Honestly, I hope this writing team keeps cranking out books, because they’re a blast to read and helpful, too.