Get Your Book Selling – Growth Hacking for Storytellers, Book 7
Themes & Genres: marketing guide, publishing
How do you build a book series or an author career without having to rely on the latest marketing schemes, tricks, or hacks?
Get Your Book Selling focuses on marketing strategy over tactics. You’ll learn:
– 10+ marketing strategies that have always worked for selling books (these will not be worn out in six months when everyone jumps on the bandwagon)
– How to choose just ONE marketing strategy and make it work for you (so you’re not constantly spinning your wheels)
– How to turn that marketing strategy into a list of tactics that work now (this is your marketing plan!)
– How to map those tactics onto the 10 Stages of Audience so you are never confused about your sales funnels
– How to easily identify gaps in your 10 Stages of Audience so you can get sales flowing again
Get Your Book Selling also provides diagnostic tools so you can easily diagnose what about your book is preventing people from buying it—no more wondering or stressing about how to get more sales and earn a living from your work!
What I think of the book:
It’s my first time reviewing a guide here. To those of you who aren’t writers: don’t worry, I’m also reviewing two fiction books this month so you’ll also have something to read.
And to those of you who do write: I hope my review of this guide will help you make up your mind on whether to buy it or not.
So, what is Monica Leonelle’s guide about?
You’ve probably already gathered that it’s here to aid you in the competitive world of marketing your book, be it fiction or non-fiction.
Does the guide do a good job?
Well, I haven’t tried any of the tactics yet (obviously, since one – I only just finished Get Your Book Selling, and two – I don’t have a book ready for publication yet), but from what I can tell: yes.
Monica has been around for a while and in her book she gives us good advice, lightly served. What I mean is that even a beginner, who has no marketing experience whatsoever, will find this guide easy to follow. There’s no heavy saturation of marketing terms and no overwhelming statistics; just tips, in Layman’s terms with acronyms like CTA (Call To Action) explained right after they are given.
What I found refreshing is that the different strategies and tips she presents (which even include dealing with emotional problems such as confidence issues and how to not feel sleazy about marketing your book) are not sugarcoated; she tells you right away “This will work in this situation, but not in that other one”. A lot of people wouldn’t do that. They’ll tell you the benefits, but not when you can’t implement a certain strategy. The pros and cons really help you pick which strategies are best for you at your current state – how many books and resources (time and money) you have and whether you’ve already built a name for yourself or are just starting out.
Something I didn’t like was the repetitions. On one hand it’s easier to memorize the information (which I guess was the point), but on the other it becomes a bit tedious; people are probably going to take notes anyway (I know I did and I recommend you do too) so we could’ve gone without them.
Who would I recommend this book to? I’d recommend Get Your Book Selling to new authors and to those who are not new on the market, but want to up their game.
My rating: (5 out of 5 arrows to symbolize your sales going up)
Would I re-read this book? Yes.
Am I interested in other books by this author? I’m interested in the whole Growth Hacking for Storytellers series.
Where can you buy the book?
- amazon.com (link takes you straight to the book)
Add Get Your Book Selling to your Goodreads shelf (link takes you straight to the book)
Have you read any of Monica’s guides?
What did you think of them?
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