Do You Know the Secret to Selling More Books?

(Hint: It requires hard work, determination, and a lot of passion)

It’s simple really. The secret to selling more books is to work hard, build an audience, and connect with readers over time in meaningful ways. The hard part is creating a plan and sticking to it.

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The Not-So-Secret Secret to Selling More Books

The secret to being a successful author isn't really a secret at all. It's actually quite simple. To sell more books, you need to have readers who want to buy them. It comes down to 4 simple steps...

Step 1: Build An Audience
Finding readers isn't difficult. Start a reading list, give away free copies of your favorite books, and share insights from your own work.
Step 2: Develop a Plan
Without a map, you'll get nowhere. Determine your goals, develop a book marketing plan, and launch it to the audience you've already built.
Step 3: Connect with Readers
Launching your book is only the beginning. Keep writing and share new work with your readers to stay top-of-mind and relevant.
Step 4: Optimize Your Funnel
Data is so important. Review what's working and what's not, then tweak your author funnel to improve book sales.

Let's Work Together to Sell More Books

You already know the secret to becoming a successful author and selling more books. You know it takes hard work, determination, and lots of passion. You're just not sure how to get there on your own. That's okay. Become a member of Writing Inbound for hands-on training and guidance to take your author brand to the next level. You'll learn how to build an audience, develop a book marketing plan, connect with readers, and optimize your author sales funnel.

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  • Complete book marketing funnel creation and implementation.
  • Work with book marketing expert, Michael Doane, to develop a book marketing plan and author brand strategy.
  • Author coaching and 1-on-1 training.
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About Writing Inbound

After finishing his second novel, Michael Doane wanted to help other authors bring their books to market. With a background in software product marketing, he knew what it took to empower authors with the right set of tools and a solid plan of action. Writing Inbound was created to help authors connect with readers.

Michael Doane

Michael Doane is your author marketing expert. He's worked with authors from around the world to create book launch strategies, reach more readers, and sell more books.

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Join Writing Inbound as an Amateur Author for free tips on writing, publishing, and marketing your books. Plus, get free resources and a chance to join Writing Inbound's exclusive book marketing workshops.