One day at age six, I'm watching my mother pecking keys on a typewriter.
I ask, "What are you doing Mom?"
"I'm learning to write stories." she says. "I love stories." I said, thinking about all the books on our bookshelf that I read. "I'm going to write a story too." I tell her.
I get some paper, and sit at the kitchen table. I write a story about a lonely school desk. I show it to my Mother who is surprised and delighted. My uncles and aunts show up later in the week and I show my story to them. They love my story. Mom has it tacked up on a bulletin board in our kitchen.
I feel validated. I am a writer.
I progress as a teenager. I write stories and I submit my stories for publication. I wait patiently. I collect rejection slips.
I adult up and give up. I get a 'real' job, I get married, and now I'm middle aged with kids. Writing is now barely even a hobby for me.
Always, in the deep recesses of my mind is that calling, that knowledge "I am a writer".
I lose my job. I get divorced. I lose my house. I move in with my father. I write. I submit. I query agents.
I get rejected over and over.
I start a brand new career as a truck driver. I drive truck all over the mid-west and east coast for ten years.
I lose that job. I'm sixty one years old and have no idea how I am going to support myself.
I continue to write, but now I find a course on book marketing. I invest in the course and learn the basics of independent book marketing.
I get my first client and we launch her uncle's WWII memoirs to Amazon Category Best Seller status.
I have now successfully launched fiction and non-fiction books for several clients to Amazon Best Seller status, teaching them how to market their work in the process.
A journey doesn't begin with the first step, it begins with a plan.
This is what 'The Six Elements' is about, an easy to understand, Step by Step Plan to get your book ranked up in the Gorilla of Book Sales, Amazon.
The First Element: Your book covermust sizzle. It needs to be professional looking. It must fit with your books genre / sub genre / non-fiction category. It must tell the reader what that genre or category is.
The Second Element: Your book description must convey just enough to get the buyer interested enough to purchase your book.
The Third Element: Your book must have reviews. Readers want to know what other people think of a book before they will purchase it. Editorial and Reader reviews are a must have to be successful.
The Fourth Element: An Author platform: Successful authors have ways of interacting with their readers. Social Media, reader sites, book sites, and websites are crucial to growing a fan base.
The Fifth Element: Categories and Keywords are critical in making sure readers can find your book.
The Sixth Element: Advertising on the right platforms will generate activity for your book.
My plan for you is to give you the marketing tools to succeed as an independent author.
If you could launch your own book and see it get that Amazon Best Seller flag, how much would that be worth to you?
Here are some of the clients I have helped and what they have to say about my system.
Attention First-Time Authors! This little book on self-publishing is worth its weight in gold! Mark Albert is some kind of genius to have distilled a lot of very complicated information into a readable, understandable blueprint that's simple to follow. Even if you've never been down the self-publishing road before (and even if you're not very tech-savvy) you can use this guide to launch your book. Thank you, Mark Albert!
Lael Jackson, Author of JUMP AT THE CHANCE! Recommended by Jack Canfield
Mark Albert's very accessible book, "The Six Elements of Successful Book Marketing", takes you by the hand and leads you through the many stages of the process. He explains WHY you have to take each step, HOW to take it, WHAT's involved, WHERE and to WHOM to go for specialist help, and WHEN to proceed with publication and launch. (Yes, there's a difference. He'll tell you what it is!)
"To all my book publishing colleagues I recently completed a book launch orchestrated by Mark Albert. Mark’s work was superlative. He put together a plan that was concise and effective and responded to all my messages and concerns immediately. Over the six weeks we worked on the project, I learned a great deal and never worried about our success. In the end, Mark led my newest book, Kate’s Gift, to number one best seller in three categories and an overall Amazon best seller tag. I have worked with many editing and publishing professionals over my career as a writer. Mark Albert is among the best. I give him my highest recommendation."
Jeff Delbel, Author of The Jimmy Eagleson Stories.
"I am a busy nurse who works fifty to sixty-hour weeks and I write as a sort of therapy. I don't have the knowledge or the time to market my books, so when I found Mark Albert I was glad that a professional would do this for me! Over the course of the six-week launch program he designed, he did most of the work and was sure to keep me informed, answer any questions I had, and we achieved Amazon Best Seller Status! I highly recommend working with Mark. He made the effort to make me feel like more than just a client, I feel like he is committed to my success."
- Margaret Ginzel Author of The American Baroness and Misfortune's Fire
"Mark showed himself to be dedicated and thorough. When something was confusing, he clarified the processes and worked hard to get my book promoted. I was so pleased with the result that I have hired him for my next project, an anthology of true vignettes of early Utah and the Mormons (Old West) by my father George Hubbard."
Elizabeth Hubbard, Author/Editor of Fight On!: World War II and Cold War Experiences of Lt. Commander John R. 'Jack' Hubbard
I am a busy professional and was glad to have Mark run my book launch for me. He made sure I was informed and made the big decisions while handling the details in making my book an Amazon Best Seller. By the time the launch was over, my book had achieved Best Seller status in several categories.
I recommend working with Mark to any independent author who wants to see their book become an Amazon Best Seller. He is hard-working, honest, and a very nice guy."
Thomas Wideman Author of Welfare Cheese to Fine Caviar: How to Achieve Your Dreams Despite Your Upbringing
First things first! Learn how best to discover your books' niche, where it fits within the world of books.
I will take you through each of the six elements you need to market your book successfully.
- 1. Getting the right cover for your book. A book's cover is its ambassador to the world. Getting it right will be the difference between sales and no sales.
-2. Write a great book description - The book's sales copy is the outside person beckoning readers to come on inside and find the great story there! It must grab their hearts and create a curiosity that makes them want your book.
- 3. Develop your author profile. Your presence in the world of books is your conduit to communicating your brand, and interacting with and informing your readers.
- 4. Finding reviews. People want to know what other buyers think of an item they are considering purchasing. I'll show you how to get your first ten reader reviews and more, and where to look to get editorial reviews.
-5. Categories and Keywords. Choosing the right keywords means creating more activity, getting more 'eyes' on your book. Choosing the right categories can be the difference that gives you Amazon Best Seller status. It's not something you can guess at, you need to know where and how to find them.
-6. Advertising. There are specific advertising venues you should 'stack' together when launching your book. Get step by step instructions on how to create and monitor ads for Facebook, Bookbub, and Amazon. PLUS the right advertising venues to skyrocket your book launch.
Armed with the Six Elements you will achieve success with your book, and not only that but you will build that success with each new book you publish.
For a concise, step by step, detailed plan to market your work click below. No risk! I'll refund you the cost of the book if it's not what you expected.