Writing a book and self-publishing a book is a massive achievement. It can be emotional. It takes courage and determination to get the story out to the public domain. The long hours of writing, publishing and promoting the book are forgotten as the book becomes a best seller. Soon, the book is forgotten by the public as they clamour to buy the next book. Sales of your book slow down to almost nothing and your left with a self-published book gathering dust.
I am the author of 23 books. Books which sell in 13 countries generating a regular monthly income. Books which I used to create a brand, build business awareness, introduce an audience to training courses and even inspire a business. Books are your calling card. They show you as the “go to expert”. They are the stepping stone to opening many doors which were previously shut. Used properly, a book is a sustainable income source for years to come.
A couple of years ago, I was at a seminar in Cardiff, South Wales, UK, when I started talking to a multiple best-selling author who asked me “How much income I generated each month from my book”. When I explained you could clearly see the surprise and disbelief. The next question was “how did I do it?” the answer was that I didn’t know. I just put my books out there and they sold.
The more I thought about the questions, the more I realised, I had marketing systems I had put in place almost 20 years ago that helped to generate income month after month. I simply operated on automatic and didn’t need to think about the book sales. They happened.
For several years I had taught a workshop called Desktop Publisher, which took attendees through the process of writing, self-publishing and marketing a book. The workshop has now been developed and expanded into 3 different courses.
These three courses help the author get their message out to a wider audience and get paid for their time.
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