If you’ve invested your time in social media, you might wonder if you can skip an author website. While you can still operate primarily on social media, you’ll still want to be using that social media to direct your followers to get on your email list. Your email list is, and will remain, at least for the near future, your most successful selling tool. So, at a bare minimum, you need a landing page that you can send readers to so that they can get on your email list.
BookFunnel is an online tool that allows you to build landing pages and deliver your book to interested readers. Our team uses it to build landing pages for our authors to share their Advance Review Copies (or ARCs) because it’s SO easy and integrates with any author website. It lets you add anyone who downloads the ARC to your mailing list, or you can keep them on a separate ARC list and invite them to join your regular newsletter later, if you’d prefer. BookFunnel gives you a seamless tool to speak directly to those who are most invested in your book — the people who are already reading it!
Jennie earns $10k a month in author royalties. At the end of the day, that’s the goal most of us are striving towards, right? Earning a LIVING as an author, with a nice fat revenue stream. How does someone get to the point where they’re cashing 5 figure royalty checks every month? It wasn’t an accident – it took a plan. And Jennie shared that plan with me in her Women in Publishing Summit interview.
ProWritingAid is a digital tool that helps you self-edit your manuscript. A human perspective can never be fully replaced in the process (good news for writers and editors everywhere!), but this tool takes your first draft and whips it into shape. Using machine learning and years of research, the team at ProWritingAid has built a software that can catch mistakes and just make your writing better.
Bublish is the world’s first complete publishing platform with built-in marketing. With Bublish, you’re able to write, publish, market, sell, and track your sales all in one dashboard. Having all this info in one place saves time and helps free authors up to do more of what they love! It truly takes your book from start to finish.
Karla sold over 1000 books in her recent launch, and we know that more than 50% came from her author email list.
That’s the dream, right? To go headstrong out of the gates with a really solid performance. We have a lot of tools available to us as authors for marketing our books. But there’s really nothing stronger than the list of email addresses that we curate and we OWN.
I’ve seen the difference an email list can make for authors during a book launch. Our authors that have a strong email list do much better during their launches. Just look at Karla – over 500 books were sold through her email list.