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Self-Publishing: The Secret Guide to Becoming a Best Seller

Narrated by: Adam Schulmerich
Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills

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Publisher's Summary

Marketing a book is difficult for most authors. It takes an incredible lot of time, and often for no measurable results in sales. Some of you may have spent hours, days, weeks, even months, writing blogs, getting active on Facebook and Twitter in order to promote your book. Then you look at your sales figures for the last weeks or months, and your heart sinks. Why isn't this working?

So, have you ever wondered how other books seem to come out of nowhere and become best sellers? Ever suspected that there are some tricks you don't know about that others are using to promote their book? Well, you would be right.

This audiobook answers the greatest challenge facing authors - getting discovered on Amazon.

In this audiobook I am going to show you the secrets many of the more successful authors use to help promote and sell their books on Amazon. These are rock solid proven methods that are sure to make your book more visible on the only online store that counts - Amazon.

This Secret Guide to Becoming a Best Seller reveals many of the lesser known tactics to promoting your book on Amazon, including:  

  • How the best seller system works the wrong way to promote your book
  • What they won't tell you about promoting your book
  • How to measure the effectiveness of your marketing campaigns
  • Finding the best revenue opportunities
  • Finding engaged readers who will read your book
  • Hot new releases - How to get your book there
  • Investigating the secrets of Amazon's search box
  • The best ways to advertise your book to new readers

And more ....

©2016 R. McCartney (P)2019 R. McCartney

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  • Jordan
  • 12-11-2019

More than expected.

This book went very in depth on the subject of self publishing. I haven't personally tried any of it yet, but everything the author talks about makes a lot of sense. This will be a book I go back to in the future.

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  • Sheila B
  • 02-05-2020

I learned SOOOO much from this book

This book covers a bunch of different topics in what works and what doesn't and it all makes so much sense. Sure he's trying to promote his own business but doesn't do it obnoxiously nor too pushy, More of another choice to make things easier. Also, the reader's voice is enthusiastic and engaging. One thing though, his email address and website seems to be outdated. I think Amazon came down on him for using the kindle name. It is now Kbookpromotions. I just signed up on the website and will report back to how well his promotion works so stay tuned!

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  • Pamela Langhorne
  • 08-11-2019

Effective self-publishing marketing

If self-publishing is your choice, this is a good listen. Sure there are plenty of gurus out there and no disrespect to them, nor do I want to idolize Richard (he's clearly trying to sell his services), but I had fun listening to this book, gained insights along the way, and only in two hours. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-10-2019

Like a personal marketing seminar

This book by Richard McCartney is about marketing and achieving success as an indie author by using Amazon. He quickly states that Amazon is where an author wants to concentrate the most effort to achieving sales because it is the biggest market.

McCartney dispenses practical advice with back-up statistics on why social media doesn’t have the desired sales effect, and he also makes a point that to sell a book, a marketing budget is essential. He then describes both concisely and specifically what to do to achieve the goals of successfully marketing self-published works.

This is a very useful and affordable tool. There are a few things to consider with this book. If you want advice on markets outside of Amazon, this isn’t the book for that. This book serves as an advertisement for McCartney’s company that handles Kindle marketing. It is peppered with calls to contact them if you have questions.

If that doesn’t bother you and you’re ready to make the plunge on Amazon, this could be the book for you!

Disclaimer: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-10-2019

Best book on kindle publishing

Read the book and downloaded the audiobook. Richard delivers as promised. He provides effective strategies to help increase your book sales and find new fans. It really worked well for me.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-08-2019

Best if you have the book also

Thanks for sharing this great information. It really is awesome. The narrator refers to links that are best to follow if you have the book too, otherwise all else is flawless. I will be looking into using kbookpromotions for sure. Please check out my latest book if you can.

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  • AirMax2
  • 30-08-2019

Just what I was looking for

I have been wanting to write a book for a good while now but found the information online daunting and confusing. This book is exactly what I was looking for: easy to follow, well researched, with no fluff. Thank you.

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  • J.Morgan
  • 25-08-2019

Really good, and a game changer

No fluff, no sugar coating, this book spells it all out and straight to the point, telling you what works and what does not work. I used it to promote my books and found it to be a game changer. The narrator's voice was also great. Thank you!

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  • Phillip Joe Fitzsimmons
  • 05-03-2020

This is solid

I didn’t have high expectations. The book is short and cheap. I wanted to learn something about those indie published books and their world that I run into on Goodreads.

My question was ‘What is the deal?’ I have assumed all of this time that Amazon is taking advantage of prople’s hopes and dreams.

The author answers the question and provides information about the landscape of the Amazon publishing world.

BTW the author is promoting his paid service for helping authors to succeed on Amazon . So, well done.

...what am I doing? I’m looking for the manuscripts of the three novels that I finished and polished and that I only got two or three nibbles on over fifteen years ago...I’m only joking...but I’m not.

The author presents a plausible picture. Again, well done.

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  • Tim Torc
  • 15-11-2019

A Great Listen To Book - Highly Recommended

I don’t usually praise books much, but kudos to the author Richard McCartney who clearly knows his stuff and has a great sense of humor that runs throughout this audio book. He provides in just under 2 hours a very useful and fun listening experience.
I gained a lot from this, Thank you Mr. McCartney - about time someone told us straight up the challenges of self publishing and how to get around certain challenges.