From the Author
While my marketing background certainly gave me a slight advantage that's all it was. I stumbled through the first six months bouncing up and down on the rankings like a kid on a pogo stick. If you've been at this at least a few days you know that the process can be exhausting.
I wrote this book because somewhere along the way I realized that it was possible to do a few actionable tasks and benefit from them well into the future. While I enjoy all my social media there are times when I cannot be on the internet networking and doing the marketing thing. As an author I wanted to build a business that could work and produce results without my holding it's hand every moment of the day. I wanted a business where I could actually write more books. I didn't start out with intentions to write a book, but along the way I met people just like me who were struggling. I began to help out and just like it had worked for me, these techiniques (simple as they may be) began to work for them.
This book is not one of those that gives you all the little short cuts and promises you can "out-smart" Amazon. Instead, it's practical advice that's been broken into bite-sized portions for easy digestion. It's designed to work through one hour at a time and depending on where you are now you should begin to see some results within a few days. I think it's wonderful that you may see more immediate results, but the book was designed to help you build consistency in your business.
If you have any questions please contact me...I'm not hard to find!
From the Inside Flap
Listen to Tammie! This is the best advice I can offer a self-publishing author. She is a marketing genius with a keen eye for potential sales, a knack for beautiful cover art and most importantly a desire to help other aspiring authors.
Violet Patterson- Author of the YA fantasy ESTELAN, and Kindle Bestselling Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance the EMERALD SEER series.
As an independent publisher initially of print books only, we find ourselves in a funny place between self-published and mainstream. It's more difficult for an indie publisher to secure distribution deals, sales reps etc, and just when we almost gave up we secured a distributor and representation. The kindle world is just as tough for an indie publisher as it is for self-published and we almost decided not to go on kindle. The joy for the smaller operation like us is that the authors go out and make contacts and one of our authors really pushed for a kindle presence and met Tammie Clarke Gibbs online. The sharing, learning and introduction to the online world that Ms. Gibbs offered was just wonderful and so thanks to her we went ahead and dipped our toes into kindle-land!
Justina Hurley - Katy Press - katy-press.com
In this book, you will find all of the advice she has already given me, along with so much more. Indeed, this advice has changed the way I prepare my work for market, and how I approach the market when I get there.
J Bryden Lloyd (Author - UK) The Chronicles Of Jenson Quest & The Zubot Master.
With Tammie's help I have altered my blurbs, redesigned my covers, completely redone my blog, which has had 500 views in the last month alone, and all of this has been done with only minimal effort, enabling me to maximize my resources, my time, and most importantly, my efficiency, leaving me with more time for writing.
The past two months have not only been the best I've had for sales and money, but they have been beyond my wildest dreams. In the past month I have sold more than double the number of books I originally hoped to sell by the end of the year.
Tammie's advice is not only to the point and spot on with what needs to be done, it is easy to follow and truly will save you time in the long run.
I heartily recommend following any advice Tammie gives, not only is she great at marketing, but she has done wonders at helping me to brand myself as an author and make my covers and blurbs more reader friendly and enticing.
Thanks to Tammie I am now able to claim bestseller status for my thriller and find myself with more time for working on my other projects.
If you are truly serious about making writing a career, whether full time or part time, then I strongly recommend you listen to this lady.
Karl Jones - Author of the Kindle Bestselling Thriller, SHATTERED