You've written some books, but they're not selling as well as you hoped.
Or maybe you sold well in the beginning but your sales have slipped and you don't know what to do. You've tried advertising, but you don't think you're very good at it. Or maybe your books just suck. Or maybe the algorithms hate you, or it's because some troll gave you a one-star review.
At any rate, you're struggling.
You're too busy doing stuff that probably doesn't matter, but you can't see what or how to cut.
This book is for you!
Indie Writer Unboxed follows four hypothetical writers from the same online writing community on their journey, with challenges they face and steps they take to overcome them.
As reader with some self-publishing experience, you're sure to find something in common with one of them: Tom, the semi-retired chemist who looks after his ill wife, Jack, who has lots of small dabbles at many different things, including having sold some books to a traditional press, Emily, who writes lots and lots of books but feels burnt out, and Lucy, a stay-at-home mother with a husband who really doesn't "get" her desire to write.
This is not a how-to book, and it's not a book that shows you how to (or claims that you will surely) make squillions. It's a book about the range of realities that the vast majority of writers will find themselves in after the initial glow of publishing has worn off.
It's a book about how to adapt, how to change your mindset, and how to be happy.
But how do you do this?
Invariably, advice given by other authors includes holding promotions and lowering the price of the first book in series, or even making it free. However, few people mention one of the most powerful ways to keep your backlist selling: the author mailing list.
This is where Mailing Lists Unboxed comes in. It shows you:
This is not a book for beginners. If you know little about self-publishing, read Self-publishing Unboxed first.
The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face,
outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just
how to achieve the greatest success.
The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and
overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to
reach the highest level of creative discipline.
Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself.
In this book, you will learn:The major non-Amazon platforms and their quirksTips about promoting your books and increasing non-Amazon salesThe greatest hack for maintaining website pages with multiple retailer links.