Before I picked up this book my head was spinning with all the marketing I was reading that I needed to do to market my kindle book. And I was paralyzed by too much to do. So wasn't doing anything.
Jeanette provides excellent step by step / day by day instructions. One of the best parts of the book is a detailed Action Tracker checklist with reminders to stop for the day, take a break when the day's activities are done. It totally reduced my stress level. I now have a plan developed by an expert of what to do each day for 30 days.
I'm still not sure marketing is fun as Jeanette believes but at least this has taken away the overwhelm. May I'll get there on my next book.
I picked this book up on a whim. It gives a day-by-day plan of action for a book launch. Though it was written for a non-fiction author, most of the tasks would benefit a fiction author. I have researched a lot of online marketing and found it refreshing that the author had some new ideas that I hadn't heard of or thought about before.
I have been researching how to market. There are many many folks to choose from, and yes, they are good as well; however, Dr. Cates has provided critical information that no other as far as I know, offers. In fact, I changed my book name based on her first few chapters. I launch soon, but as far as I can tell, if I don't sale books, it's not because of the content, it's because of the inability for me to follow the plan..stay tuned...and by the way, Dr. Cates, thank you! Parker
PS: She talks about evernote....as an organizational too...It was already in use and I am putting her words to wisdom in my evernote to keep my wandering mind on track.
What makes this book different and to me, better than the rest, it goes through a time line. This is what you do on day one, this on day two, etc. some are not obvious like "don't tell the world yet!" Great job. Would like to see more on getting reviews.
As usual, jeanette Cates has come through with a well-organized and practical guide book for authors and online info marketers. Stick with it and the rewards will come. I especially appreciate her approach to keep authors from waiting for perfection too long and losing momentum for the slow and steady pace that makes sense for most of us.
This book is an amazing asset for any writer who understands the importance of taking charge of the marketing and promotion of their hard work. Jeanette's guide has taken the fear out of marketing for me. I can't wait to finish writing my book so I can get marketing!
Like a lot of authors I can write but when it comes to selling books I actively avoided the task on the belief that I don't understand "Marketing" I tried a few other books and techniques with little success. This book is concise clear and easy to understand and I found the day to day plan kept me on track. This book showed me that marketing is not as difficult as it's made out to be. Well Done.
Great book, love the daily to do and practical steps. Ms. Cates breaks every step down clearly as opposed to giving vague instructions I've seen in many publishing, book marketing materials. I will definitely recommend to my clients who are aspiring and current authors.