Author Tools You Can Use to Reach Your Readers
The author of the Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors has collated the best tools you can use to reach more readers and build your fan base, whatever your genre. Take a look at new tools that can help you market, sell, and grow your fan base. You’ll learn about variable pricing to leverage the power of free without sacrificing profit. Get ideas on how to generate a monthly income with a subscription to your works-in-progress and beta books. Also find out how to pre-sell books, booklets, articles, serials, courses, audio, and video. These tools are easily integrated into your website and let you listen and respond to readers, attract and reward fans, and sell directly (alongside distribution channels like Amazon and Ingram) to earn additional income.
Attract and communicate with readers
- attract and reward fans
- grow your fan base
- listen and respond to readers
Generate more income
- pre-sell your work with pre-orders
- sell direct for more profit alongside regular distribution
- sell subscriptions to in-progress work
- use variable pricing to leverage the power of free to attract money
Streamline your process
- with tools that auto-deliver content while you sleep
Carla King is the creator of the Self-Publishing Boot Camp books and workshops and founder of Author Friendly, a resource, education, and service center for self-publishers and small presses. Her comprehensive Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors is now in its fourth edition. She has written for Bowker’s Self-Published Author, Bookworks, PBS MediaShift, and hosts a popular blog at AuthorFriendly.com. Carla also penned the Book Formatting, Book Distribution, and Book Discovery guides for IngramSpark, where she is on the advisory board.
Carla spent years as a technical writer and transitioned to travel technology journalist, freelancing for PC World and other magazines, in the early days of portable computing. This paved the way for a career as an adventure travel writer and she has contributed to many magazines and anthologies. With her writing group, the Wild Writing Women, she self-published Wild Writing Women: Stories of World Travel, in 2001, which was sold to a NY publishing house. Other books Carla has authored include Stories from Elsewhere: Travels on Two and Three Wheels and motorcycle memoir titled American Borders: A circumnavigation of the United States on a Russian sidecar motorcycle. She is working on another memoir about a solo motorcycle trip through China.
Carla is based in San Diego and Baja, California where she lives with her partner Jonathan and a no-longer stray cat named Scrunch, a reluctant traveler.
Carla is offering all session attendees a free copy of her “A Consumer’s guide to Self-publishing tools and services“.
Find out about business and productivity tools, editing software, crowdfunding sites, affiliate programs, and website and blog tools are included, too!
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