Last week, WG2E Team Member Talli Roland asked y’all “What Do You Want” more of on The WG2E. And wow did u give us some terrific ideas! Thanks bunches!!! (If you missed the post, check it out here, and feel free to add your ideas to the mix: http://thewritersguidetoepublishing.com/wg2e-what-do-you-want )
WG2E-Land Peep, Riley Ford, made a wonderful suggestion. She said:
A great post might be one that compiles the “best of the best” of what has worked across the board for the most people (maybe a poll?), and “worst of the worst” experiments that have failed. That would be a very interesting read!
Not only would it make a great post…it makes for a fabulous series of posts too!
I’ll kick-off this idea by sharing with you that of all the A-mazing promotion and marketing strategies I’ve employed – FREE Ebooks, 99 Cent Ebooks, Boxed Sets, Social Media and more, the one thing that I can say is my BEST OF THE BEST is this:
Write the Next Book…and the Next…and the One After That…
The compounding effect of sales, as you add each new book to your cyber backlist, just can’t be beat…over the long-term.
So, fill up your cyber shelves!!!
What’s terrific is that you can watch certain titles soar, for no apparent reason, while others cycle down for a bit. Soon though, the tides change, again for no apparent reason, and the books that were moving slowly all at once hit their stride, and your bestsellers take a back seat for a bit.
I’m up to around 30 titles available now, and I can tell you what that means in dollars and cents: my slow months have gone from $1500 to $2000 per month to “slow” at $3500 to $5000 per month. Not bad, right?
What you’ve got to do is keep on crankin’ out great books for great prices.
On that note, once you’ve got several Ebooks out there, you can play with your prices so you have a variety of choices for your readers – from FREE all the way to fabulous Boxed Sets where they can get lots of books for every dollar they spend. Right now, my price range starts at FREE and goes as high as a new Boxed Set with 9 Ebooks for just $4.99. ***Note: In its first 10 days out, with no advertising, that new Boxed Set made me another $300…again, in just its first 10 days.
Now then…here are a few of my fave non-fiction, on-writing books to help y’all with the “great” part of writing great books for great prices:
1. The Power of Point of View by Alicia Rasley
2. Finding Your Voice by Les Edgerton
3. Goal, Motivation and Conflict (GMC) by Debra Dixon
4. Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass
5. The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler
These will all teach you story structure and help you find your unique voice.
If you need help reigning in your muses, dive into my #1 Amazon Bestselling Book on that very thing:
And, if you need great info on the Indie Epublishing World and Promo and Marketing in general, here are a few of my faves:
3. How I Sold 200,000 E-Books, A Guide for the Self-Published Author by my superfab Facebook Friend H.P. Mallory
4. Let’s Get Digital: How To Self-Publish, And Why You Should by the superfab David Gaughran
5. Write It Forward: From Writer to Successful Author by WG2E Team Member Bob Mayer
6. We Are Not Alone: The Writer’s Guide to Social Media by my Go-To Social Media Queen Kristen Lamb
10. I also wrote about my Indie Epublishing Secrets to Success:
Okay, WG2E-Land: Share with us the fabulous books you’ve read and applied to your Indie Epublishing Journey…also, how are you doing when it comes to “Writing the Next Book…?”
The Best of The WG2E Best of The Best Wishes — D. D. Scott
D. D. Scott is an Amazon and Barnes and Noble Top 100 Bestselling Romantic Comedy and Humorous Mystery Author. She’s also a Writer’s Go-To-Gal for Muse Therapy and Indie Epublishing, the Co-Founder of The WG2E- The Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing, and the Founder of The RG2E – The Reader’s Guide to E-publishing. You can get all the scoop on her, her books, her Online Classes and Live Workshops, plus juicy tidbits too from her new cyber home…D. D. Scott-ville.