RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

I've tested a lot of resources through the years I've been in this business and below are some of my recommendations. Sign up here to get my weekly newsletter with book marketing tips.


AUTHOR MARKETING CLUB

I subscribed for Author Marketing Club Premium and that's where I go to get enhanced descriptions for my books on amazon, amazon money links, which allow me get more buzz around my books and the newest tips on the business of book marketing.

KINDLE SPY

Before I decide on the title and subtitle for my books I go to Kindle Spy to research my competition and figure out what the best-selling title will be. It's also helpful for key words but not even close to what Kindle Samurai (below) can do.

KINDLE SAMURAI This is a very powerful piece of software that allows me to save hours of research in figuring out the most effective keywords for my books. (It only runs on Windows so if you have a Mac you need to get Bootcamp or VMware Fusion before you can install it). Here's a free tutorial on how I use this software to select the best performing keywords.

MULTI-AUTHOR-FACEBOOK EVENTS

Learn how one author sold 3,500 copies of his book in one day thanks to a Facebook Event he hosted. You can do it too!

GET RESPONSE

This is my email service provider. We all know that every author needs a mailing list. I've tested several of them before ending up with GetResponse which meets my needs best. If you need a tutorial on how to get yourself set up and how to get readers on your list, I go through this in detail in my Goodreads Cracked Training.

OPTIMIZE PRESS

Thanks to OptimizePress I created this author website all by myself from scratch.

READERS' FAVORITE BOOK AWARD CONTEST

If you think that your book is award-winning material (and you should), you should submit it to the annual Readers' Favorite Book Award Contest. It's a great motivation to write exceptional books and you can learn a great deal on their platform as well.

SYLVIA HAYSE LITERARY AGENCY

If you're considering expanding your world domination and selling foreign rights you should get in touch with Sylvia Hayse. She's the mastermind behind getting my Maya & Filippo books in the hands of a traditional Chinese publisher resulting in tens of thousands of copies sold!