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Writer Shop Talk: Letting Your Book Drafts Percolate

newshoptalkA while ago, I decided that my creative and professional plans for 2015 would include launching a STUPID amount of quality books this year. Things are off to a great start, with Write Short Kindle Books becoming a #1 Kindle Bestseller in multiple categories and selling over 1,345 copies during launch month. As I continue to work on the final draft of several other books and outline upcoming projects, I decided to dig up a few old un-launched book projects that I had put on the shelf. Sometimes, if you’re me at least, you write books, set them aside, and then FORGET that you’ve written them. Whoops.

But a little time away from your drafts can be just the thing you need to realize that what you wrote actually isn’t utter garbage.

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The Real Benefits of Writing Short Kindle Books [Sample Chapter]

WSKDKindleCoverThis is a full free sample chapter for my new #1 Kindle Bestseller, Write Short Kindle Books: A Self-Publishing Manifesto for Non-Fiction Writers. Please feel free to share this on social media and tell your peeps, and if you feel like grabbing a copy of the book (and leaving a quick Amazon review if you enjoyed it), that’s always very much appreciated! And don’t hesitate to reach out and let me know if the book has inspired or helped you to write your own cool book projects!

The Real Benefits of Writing Short Kindle Books

A lot of aspiring authors don’t give any immediate consideration to what happens next beyond completion of that first magical book they’ve always dreamed of writing. I understand why. If you’re just starting out, the process of simply hunkering down to complete one traditional length book can feel like climbing a mountain. When you’re at the base looking up at the steep challenges ahead, it can be tough to imagine yourself making it to your goal intact.

Now you can see why so many would-be authors always seem to be caught in perpetual stasis. “I’m still working on my book” syndrome is a hard affliction to beat. Those who do make it and persevere to see their book through to launch, however, soon learn that having that first book out in the world feels amazing, but it’s not enough.

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Indie Author Success Tip #14 – Create an ebook series

Here’s the link to join my new Indie Author Success Mailing List, if you’d like to receive future books in the series for FREE!

Write Short Kindle Books: A Self Publishing Manifesto for Non-Fiction Authors is available NOW. It’s been a #1 Kindle Bestseller in both Business Writing and Authorship categories!

Oh, And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch more weekly tip videos!

A Successful Book Launch — By The Numbers

WSKDKindleCoverAbout a month ago, I launched my latest book — a self-publishing manifesto called Write Short Kindle Books — into the world (i.e. onto the Kindle marketplace). I spent a lot of time battleplanning this book launch, my fifth one to date, in hopes that trying something new would reach a broader market of readers and push this book higher than any of my previous books had reached both visibility and sales-wise. Except about three days into the launch I hit a wrong switch and borked the timing of the free to paid transition. Or so I thought. I never imagined things would turn around in such a big way in the weeks to come.

Here’s a by-the-numbers breakdown of the first month of sales along with a few observations and notes on what happened along the way.

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Indie Author Success Tip #13 – Start a mailing list for your books

Here’s the link to join my new Indie Author Success Mailing List!

Write Short Kindle Books: A Self Publishing Manifesto for Non-Fiction Authors is available NOW. It’s been a #1 Kindle Bestseller in both Business Writing and Authorship categories!

Oh, And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch more weekly tip videos!

Indie Author Success Tip #12 – Always be learning new things

Write Short Kindle Books: A Self Publishing Manifesto for Non-Fiction Authors is available NOW. It’s been a #1 Kindle Bestseller in both Business Writing and Authorship categories!

Oh, And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to catch more weekly tip videos!