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There are currently 10 million books available through Amazon and the other book marketers. At least 1,500 or more books are added daily to the lists. Nearly all of them are poorly written, unedited, and have no meaningful marketing support. As a result, only .0025% of all authors sell 1,000 books. And they realistically need four or five times that number just to break even. And that doesn’t include the time they took to write the book.
Every successful author, from the best-selling superstars to the indie authors selling a handful of books a week have a support team. The industry is so complex, with changes occurring daily that an author, regardless of talent level, cannot survive on his own.
The best sellers, through their publishing houses have a paid staff of agents, advisors, editors, writers, publicists, consultants, and more. The overwhelming majority of indie authors use various, discordant services to implement the multitude of necessary tasks to launch and market their books, with mostly ineffective results.
In addition to the people in the trenches, authors need to build a loyal fan base. The big-name authors have tens of thousands of fans and communicate with them regularly. The successful independent authors have a few hundred to a few thousand. And these fans provide the critical early sales and reviews for their new book launches. The debut indie authors have their family and friends. But that’s not enough to create even a small blip on the sales chart.
I have published eight books, both traditionally and independently over the past twelve years, without success (for the same reasons noted above). Now, after studying the market for the last year, I have made a commitment to focus on the business side of publishing with the same effort as the writing side. I am rewriting my books with better editing and more current cover designs, and a more organized marketing plan.
The Flash Mob
Having put together a growing team of talented advisors to work closely with me on producing and marketing books, I’m now slowly building my fan base. I’m looking for enthusiastic readers who are willing to support my writing, provide honest reviews, and participate in my communications, contests, giveaways, etc.
The activities of this group include:
- Participating in brief surveys
- Receiving pre-publication information on new books
- Getting early reviews from beta readers
- Weighing in on promotional material
- Supporting my social media efforts
- Purchasing eBooks or print editions upon publication
- Reviewing new books (critical!)
- Participating in contests, giveaways, etc.
- Receiving free content, blog posts, and short stories
- And more
There are many benefits to joining The Mob. Every month you will receive a short story, an entertaining blog post, or a chance to participate in some other activity. I promise the entertainment value will be worth it, and you will have fun!
Participation is free, and you can opt-out any time. No one has dropped out yet. In fact, an incredible 70% of the Mobsters open every communication!