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What if you could make a living with your writing WITHOUT spending all your time marketing your book?
Avoid book marketing overwhelm – simple strategies that will let you (finally) earn a living from your writing, without all the frustration and confusion that paralyzes most authors
Years ago I worked at an outdoor school (teaching kids about nature). I was a counselor, but the girl hired to run the kitchen (a friend of mine) had no experience. Every day I was in there trying to help get all the food out in time, to 200+ hungry kids. But we always had problems – there was a whole meal to prepare, dozens of dishes, hundreds of ingredients and moving parts. Eventually I volunteered to switch and run the kitchen myself.
The boss asked how many staff I needed. I said “one or two.”
He said, “The kitchen has been a problem for the past month. Even with six staff members we’re having trouble getting everything out on time. How are you going to do it with less staff?”
I knew I could do it, much faster and with much less effort, simply by organizing the timing better and streamlining the process… and I was right. I didn’t do everything perfectly, but for the most part, the meals got out right on time, with much less stress (I even had kids tell me I cooked as good as their mom!)
Why am I telling you this? Because most authors are like my friend, trapped in a sweaty kitchen, trying to tell people what to do or organize all the moving pieces, meanwhile the chicken is burning and the salad is on the floor. You don’t need another course telling you to do more. You need a course giving you permission to do less. Spend some time setting up an easy, foolproof system to attracts readers to you, and stop working so hard.
You’ve written a book you’re sure readers will love, if only they knew about it. Unfortunately there’s so much competition out there, you never seem to be able to get the visibility your book deserves. You might have even taken some other book marketing courses but haven’t seen results.
Tell me if this sounds familiar...
And there is so much to learn, it's easy to get overwhelmed. As one author recently posted in my Facebook group...
"I'm trying to figure everything out myself. It's like you're trying to fly a plane but there are so many buttons and controls and knobs you don't know anything about, and you're trying to figure out which ones you need to fly the plane, and AAAA WE'RE GOING TO CRASH."
Here’s the problem:
What most authors consider “book marketing” doesn’t really work at all – and it almost never addresses the real reasons why your book isn’t selling. That’s why it’s easy to spend a lot of time and money without seeing any results. It can make you feel like a failure, a fraud, like you just want to give up, because you’ve already tried everything and *nothing* is working for you. You’re tempted to say the game is rigged and just retreat into your writing cave, giving up your dream of being a bestselling author.
Launching a book to crickets can really hurt your self-esteem and kill your enthusiasm. It makes you question everything. Do you really have what it takes to be a writer?
Everybody goes through this when they begin publishing. It’s totally normal. And it’s solvable. But it begins with you – you need to change your thinking and start focusing on the things that matter.
Stop wasting time on things that don’t work, like blasting your book on social media. Book marketing shouldn’t be a constant, long-term roller coaster of effort and expense. Instead, you need to build platforms that bring in new traffic, and make your book “sticky” by getting it to show up in search results and convert readers into buyers. When books aren’t selling, it’s almost always a problem with the core platform. The good news is, you can fix that, and it doesn’t even have to take that long. When you fix the issues that are killing sales, you’ll notice things changing quickly:
Book marketing isn’t hard, if you do it right.
It can actually be crazy easy. Want to learn how?
A simple publishing strategy that makes book marketing irrelevant. This complete, step-by-step masterclass that will teach you how to publish high quality books on a budget that sell themselves… so you can go write your next bestseller.
Hi, I’m Derek Murphy – I’m a cover designer turned book marketer who’s been featured by CNN for running a writing retreat in a French castle. After helping over 1000 authors publish bestsellers, I got tired of being on the sidelines and decided to publish my own fiction. First I built an email list of 8500+ readers (it’s grown to over 35K now). Then I built an army of fans and supporters by focusing on providing value and creating content that attracts my audience on autopilot. Now I earn a living with my writing… I rarely work with clients anymore, but I set up this course to share everything I’ve learned so that you can see the same results, without investing all the time, money and effort it took me to figure things out.
Seriously, it took me 10 years to learn all this stuff. Do you have 10 years to spare, or do you need to see results fast?
I've spoken about book design and marketing at writing conferences around the world. These are some of the topics I'm best known for...
★ How to build a huge email list of targeted readers before you launch
★ How to use keywords and anchor links to keep your book visible
★ How to get bestselling authors to promote your books for you
★ How to widen your funnel with short or free books
★ How many books do you need to sell to hit #1
★ How to hit the USA today or NYT bestseller lists.
I built this course because I'm tired of seeing authors publish good books that nobody ever hears about, or watching them embarrass themselves with spammy marketing tactics that don't work.
Guerrilla Publishing is a step-by-step system to publishing and launching a bestseller, without making the critical mistakes that will kill sales. You’ll know exactly what to do at each stage of the process, so you won’t get overwhelmed or distracted with shiny object syndrome.
Stick to the plan and you can’t go wrong.
A supportive community of hard-working authors as dedicated as you are to seeing their books succeed. Writing can be isolating – this power group will save your sanity and allow you to make friends in your genre.
Templates and resources on how to DESIGN your book, including book cover design secrets and interior book formatting that will save you time and money. Most “book marketing” courses ignore the fact that a poorly designed book will KILL sales.
Finally and most importantly, exclusive access to a personal publishing coach and book marketing expert (that’s me!) to answer all your questions and make sure you get the support you need to see REAL RESULTS.
Ready to commit to your success, get rid of the overwhelm and start making simple and smart decisions that boost sales?
Sign up today for less than the cost of a cup of coffee.
Guerrilla Publishing is meant to be a crash course in publishing and launching a book successful. Everyone who signs up for Guerrilla Publishing will also get access to my next courses, the 21 Day Bestselling Author Platform, along with tons of high-value bonuses.
★ The 21 Day Bestselling Author Platform will be more in-depth author platform building for serious authors who want a long-term, stable income. Even if you do everything right, launch your book to #1 and get 1000+ sales, books tend to stop earning money about three months after they launch, UNLESS you’ve built a wide funnel that keeps on attracting readers. You can get it for FREE as an exclusive bonus when you sign up now to Guerrilla Publishing (it's not finished but should be done this fall). (Value = $749)
★ A private Facebook community where you can get my personal feedback on your book cover, website and amazon page so I can give you some specific tips on what to improve. The supportive community of hard-working authors will help you stay focused and motivated on taking action and seeing results. (Value = $500)
★ My Epic Book Design Package, with tools and templates to help you DIY your own books. The package also includes my $197 course Reach Your Readers... it'll help with a lot of things until the 21-Day Author Platform course is ready.) (Value = $294)
★ My course on email list building AND my book giveaway software to help you quickly grow your list to 1000 subscribers. (Value = $97)
This will be an "evergreen" course, which means I'll keep it open after the official launch, however I wanted to add some additional bonuses for those of you who are ready to take action quickly. So it you sign up in the first 24 hours you'll also get:
★ Author platform audit - I'll make a video reviewing your entire author platform (website, covers, sales pages) and give you actionable steps to increase sales. (Value = $249)
★ Competition and keyword analysis - I'll do the research for you and find your ideal keywords, categories and competitors, so you know exactly how to best position your book for maximum sales. (Value = $249)
★ Book feature - I'll feature your book on one of my high-authority book review sites. You'll get permanent backlinks that will boost your book's visibility, and a short blurb you can use in the sales copy. (Value = $97)
That's $2,584 worth of valuable book
marketing services... for just $349!
I could easily charge $5K or more for personalized book marketing services, but I'm decided that's not what I want to do with my time. I'd rather have an online course that includes some very powerful bonuses that I know will help you succeed, even though they don't take me that much time. I'll make less money this way but it saves me time, so I can focus on my own writing.
When the 21-Day Author Platform is finished, this bundle is going up to $749.
It will only be available at this price for a limited time and for a limited number of students.
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PS) If you're seeing this, you're here TOO early and the course isn't actually for sale yet, so there's nothing for you to see right now. I recommend you SIGN UP ON MY LIST FOR UPDATES, and I'll let you know when it's officially for sale. If you're worried about missing out on the course launch, you can buy now and I'll contact you when all the materials are finished.