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Marketing for Authors Who Want to Hit the Market
with Alex Newton
Some book marketing strategies work better than others. Imagine you could cut through the results of hundreds of thousands of books to see the highest-yielding ones. Alex will bring fact-based insights into why books your books and marketing actions may miss the market and what to do to avoid it.
Session proudly sponsored by WrittenWordMedia
Three Story Method Essentials: Why Good Writing is Your Best Marketing
with J. Thorn
Learn why you're wasting time and burning cash if you don't write scenes that work. This webinar reveals a simple technique to make sure you get the most out of your marketing budget.
The Secret Behind Author Websites That Actually Boost Book Sales
with Thomas Umstattd Jr.
Most author websites get very little attention and generate only a handful of book sales. In this class, you will learn to avoid common author website mistakes. You will also learn the secrets that will make your site great and your book sell.
How to use data to become a six-figure author
with Pete Fu
The most daunting change every author must face is the moment where they must move beyond the creative process of writing and into the overwhelming realm of numbers and data. This workshop aims to help you understand and master how to read, visualize, and--most importantly--interpret your data so you can grow your self-publishing career and focus on what you do best: write.
Growing Your Readership With Cross Promotions and Newsletter Swaps
with Evan Gow
In this Fiction Marketing Academy session the indie developer of Story Origin, Evan Gow, will walk us through how to build an audience of readers (even if you're starting from absolute scratch) by leveraging the power of cross-promotions and newsletter-swaps.
How To Work with an Author Assistant
with Samantha Williams
Ready for an assistant? The answer might surprise you! Let’s explore the pros and cons of working with assistants, dive into the benefits of having a publishing and publicity partner along for the ride, and much more. This session will open the door to freeing you up to write the next book while letting industry experts handle the business of being an author for you. Set yourself up for long-term success!
The power of author collaboration
with Steff Green
Authors in the same genre can work together to create cool things, bring in more readers and leverage their joint audiences. This workshop profiles a variety of author collaboration projects you could be involved in or run, and includes a list of DOs and DON’Ts for a successful collaborative experience.
Nailing Down Your Audience on Facebook
with Alana Terry
Find your next biggest fan on Facebook! We'll walk you through advanced audience building methods so you can find more readers and sell more books with Facebook targeting.
Project and Process Management for Multiple Pen-Names
with Cecelia Mecca
Juggling pen names can become a bit overwhelming but Cecelia will share her the process she uses from start to finish. If you've ever wanted to get a peek inside the day-to-day tasks of a full-time romance author, now is your chance. Cecelia will share all of the tools to the tools uses to maximize productivity and manage her author business.
How to Kickstart your Book
with Russell Nohelty
The book landscape is changing drastically. In order to build long-term stability, authors need to own a direct path between them and their fans. Join USA Today bestselling author as he shows you how Kickstarter can create that path and give you a stable foundation from which to build.
BookTok, Bookstagram, & BookTube - oh my!
with Alexa Bigwarfe
Alexa Bigwarfe discusses some of the most buzz-worthy social media marketing opportunities available, including BookTok, Bookstagram, and BookTube, providing an overview of the platforms, why authors should use them, and how to get the most out of them.
Level Up Your Facebook Ads
with Melissa Storm
Whether you're a new author looking to promote your first book or a seasoned veteran looking for ways to breathe new life into your backlist, you don't want to miss this chance to learn the same tips Melissa uses to advertise not only the books of her many Novel Publicity clients but also for the books she writes under multiple pen names.
Making Audiobooks Through The Power of "Marketplace"
with Scott Curry
The new 'marketplace' feature on Findaway Voices gives authors unprecedented control over how they produce audiobooks. Everything is taken care of, from narrator contracts to distribution. Scott Curry walks us through the ins and outs of this awesome tool you are not going to want to miss!
Publishing and Marketing Wide
with Mark Leslie Lefebvre
There's more to successful wide publishing than just getting those books listed. It takes understanding the differences in those markets, and leveraging marketing and promotional opportunities well beyond the shores of the world's longest river. Learn some of the nuances, and, most importantly, the mind-set needed in order to success as a wide-published author from Mark Leslie Lefebvre whose passion is helping authors find global book sales success.
Reach More Readers With Google Play Books
with Chris Russell
Partnering with Google Play Books to sell your titles in more than 75 countries is easier and more rewarding than ever. Learn about new products and features that will help you to reach more readers and increase your revenue, including promo code campaigns and auto-narrated audiobooks.
Optimizing Amazon Ads For Profit
with Ricardo Fayet
Amazon Advertising is the only advertising platform where authors can actually visualize their sales data and return on investment. Unfortunately, nothing is as simple as it sounds in the Amazon world, and the Sales and ACoS data on Amazon are often incomplete, if not outright wrong. Join Reedsy co-founder Ricardo Fayet as he shows you how to make sense of the Amazon Advertising data and optimize your campaigns for profit.
Everything You Need to Know about Kobo: Promotional Tips for a Wide Readership
with Tara Cremin
Kobo Writing Life (KWL) is a global DIY publishing platform that empowers authors to take their publishing career into their own hands. Learn how KWL makes it simple for indie authors to publish widely in over 190 countries and market their books through unique promotional opportunities. Gain insights into Kobo’s strategic partnerships that provide content around the world in the online bookstores of leading retailers.
How to Drive New Release Sales with BookBub
with Miranda Ditmore
BookBub’s new release tools drive thousands of sales for new titles each month and can offer critical exposure to ebooks during their launch. In this Fiction Marketing Academy presentation, Miranda Ditmore from the BookBub Partners team walks us through how you can use all of BookBub’s marketing tools, including their well-known Featured Deals email, to drive new release sales and support launch goals.
Audio for Authors: Audiobooks, Podcasting... and So Much More!
with Kevin Tumlinson
These days, audiobooks are pretty much a must for authors. They diversify your catalogue, cater to different readers and are an extra stream of royalties! But the world of audio doesn't stop there for authors. Podcasting, AI... there are so many possibilities! Join us as we discuss the best audio tools to market your novel(s) with the director of marketing at Draft2Digital, Kevin Tumlinson!
Session proudly sponsored by Riverside.fm
Branding: How to Create a Distinct Author Brand
with Nicholas Erik
An in-depth look at how to create a distinct and cohesive author brand through focusing on four elements: genre, voice, persona, and packaging.
Podcasting For Authors
with Matty Dalrymple
Podcasting is one of the fastest growing options available to writers to build their platforms, and for good reason. “Getting in someone’s head” through audio is one of the most intimate connections you can establish, and a well-planned and well-executed podcast can help you build a community of listeners and fellow writers ... and maybe earn some money in the process!
Six Productivity Myths and Why You Should Stop Believing Them Right Now
with Becca Syme
Are you struggling to stay productive? Wondering why you can't get done what you want to get done? This is the presentation for you. You may be using common productivity advice to help get more work from yourself, but why isn't it working? Come and listen to Becca and find out why.
How to Work with a Book-Cover Designer
with Matt Stone
CEO of 100Covers, Matt Stone has overseen the production of over 5,000 indie book covers since 2016 in just about every known genre. In this presentation for Fiction Marketing Academy 2.0, he'll be doing a deep-dive screencast on the keys to guiding your designer to a marketable design for your genre.
How the Publishing Market Really Works
with Joe Solari
We are in the golden age for authors. The gatekeepers are gone. The novels that have been buried on your "bucket list" can be brought to life. Getting the readers, well, that's where we all need help. Joe Solari has experience from 20-years as an entrepreneur and in 2016 began to help authors get to six and seven figures. It became his passion. He understands the engine that drives success and today, he is sharing it all with you!
Becoming a Newsletter Ninja
with Tammi Labrecque
Problems in the 'email department'? Crappy open-rates? Little or no clicks on your links? You need to become a ninja! What would it feel like to have a large list of superfans who can't wait for your next broadcast? Or getting tons of reviews with the touch of a button? Join expert Tammi Labrecque in this "email omnibus" on how to finally master the #1 marketing asset you have at your disposal
How to Create a Sustainable Book Launch Plan That Fits Your Brand and Your Life
with Beth Barany
Launching a novel can be daunting but having a clear roadmap to follow can allay many of your concerns. If you get clear on your underlying values and purpose, and choose sustainable book marketing activities, sharing your book with your readers can be enriching and even fun.
Make Your Book Marketing Life Easy With Book Brush
with Kathleen Sweeney
Join Kathleen Sweeney from Book Brush for a live tour of the software's main features.. Graphics are a key part of marketing and when it comes to saving you time and money, BookBrush is heaven-sent! From social media images to mockups, covers and animation to video effects and even book trailers, Kathleen delivers an unmissable treasure trove of tips & tricks to make the most of this nifty app.
From Hopeless To Success: Breathing New Life Into a Struggling Platform
with Joris Van Leeuwen
'Reviving' a book that is ranking in the millions is not an easy task. But sometimes, all it all comes down to going back to the basics. As indie authors, we have the power to test, change and pivot as much as we want, and a 'hopeless' book or series can actually turn into a successful product in a matter of weeks!
How to Maximise Your Royalties as a Fiction Writer
with John Tighe
As a novelist, royalties are your main stream of income. But is there a way of maximising the percentage of those $$$ you keep in your pocket vs. what the retailers claim on each sale? Join indie pioneer writer and book marketer John Tighe as he shares his best tips and tricks on how to make the most of your royalties to rapidly build your author platform and sell more books.
Taking Your Email Marketing To The Next Level
with Nick Thacker
Email marketing is your #1 way of making money as a writer. By now, we all know that. But can we do more with our lists? Can we find newer and more engaging ways of connecting with our readers? What do we need to take our email marketing game to the next level? Join Nick Thacker as he reveals his best kept secrets for advanced email list building, engaging and nurturing.
How to Plot Your Book Marketing Plans
with Ryan Zee and Troy Lambert
Outlining isn't only valuable for writing your books – it can also be critical for selling them! In this session, you'll learn creative strategies for visually organizing your book marketing campaigns and tracking your results.