A.) WHAT IS SUCCESS TO YOU?
1.) If you don't know your destination, it is likely you will never arrive.
2.) Is it 1,000 sales a month?
a.) At 99 cents a book, you will make 35 cents off each book.
b.) That's $350 a month.
c.) That's $4,200 a year, but is it success to you?
3.) At $2.99 a book that would be $24,000 a year - now, you're talking more than a hobby.
B.) THE TOP 4 GENRES:
1.) Romance, paranormal, thriller, and mystery.
2.) But, there is a wide variety of additional genres.
It looks like the club is open to almost any genre.
3.) THINK SEX
a.) No matter what genre you pick, make sure there
is romance, steamy sex, and suspense.
b.) Look at the hottest eBooks and you will see what
C.) Of those authors who sell 1,000 titles a month ...
1.) What is their key to epublishing success?
2.) It seems that it’s the number of titles an author
3.) 67% of the authors have three or more
D.) Joe Konrath talks about this a lot over on his fine blog.
1.) And, from the numbers, you have to agree.
2.) It seems that a good strategy to join the
1,000+ Sales/Month Club
is to emulate the existing club members by
putting more ebooks up for sale.
E.) Get started now, keep writing, commit to 2 or 3 years
before you evaluate your success, and don’t lose hope!
1.) Novels take too much time to write so as to
accumulate a backlist?
2.) Consider volumes of linked short stories as
Milo James Fowler has done.
3.) What price you ask?
a.) 99 cents for volumes of short stories.
b.) $1.99 to $2.99 for novels (You are not JK
Rowling; you have to tempt a reader to
gamble on you.)
A.) Don't read reviews.
B.) Reviews are for readers.
C.) You're better off taking the advice
(praise and criticism) from your fans
because they are the ones you're writing for.
D.) Don't compare yourself to other authors.
Everyone's experience will be different.
E.) Sales rise and fall. Publishing new books help to get
out of the dips,
but not all books sell the same.
a.) Some books sell better than others, and there's no
way to tell which will sell well.
b.) All you can do is write the best book you can, put
an attractive cover and title on it,
write the best description you can, and put it
F.) Most of all, have fun writing because in the end,
that's really at the heart of what we're doing:
writing books that mean something to us.