I hope that 2022 is off to a great start for you and keeps getting better!
I’m relaunching Best Book Monkey’s Jungle News, a periodic newsletter for authors. I’m planning on about two newsletters per month. And I’ll be working to make them useful and worth reading.
And yes, with each newsletter, I’ll be offering some type of discount on our promotion packages. So be sure to open each one and snag a great deal along with some great content!
I’ll also be curating some really useful articles. This is material that I truly believe is useful for marketing, ideation, writing, editing, publishing, and other author-related topics.
Plus, I’ll be answering your questions about Best Book Monkey, our promotions, marketing, or whatever questions you might have. If you’ve got a question you’d like to see answered in a future edition of Jungle News, please email me!
Please make sure you scroll through this entire email to get all the benefits and insights to improve your life as an author.
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AUTHOR PLATFORM & BOOK MARKETING
Welcome Writers! Don’t wait — here are five steps to build your new author platform…
Believe that you should wait until your book is published to begin marketing? The answer is a big NO! Get working on your author platform immediately!
How To Create An Author Website In WordPress On Your Own
You really need a website. Seriously, you need a digital presence. It is a fundamental part of constructing and growing your author platform.
Sell to Readers, Not to Writers
Great article for focusing your efforts on finding readers. While I find nothing wrong with growing social media counts with writers, you should make sure you are clear on what you are trying to achieve.
AUTHOR CAREER & LIFE
100 Websites That Pay Writers Big Money to Write in 2022
Books aren’t the only way to make money from writing. Here’s a big list of websites that pay writers for their original articles.
How to Profit on the Current “Sales Enablement” Copywriting Craze
Another way for writers to make money is to write for sales and marketing teams. Learn more about the “Sales Enablement” niche.
New Year Resolutions: What to Write Instead
Already gone bust on those New Years’ resolutions? Authors often focus on word count, promotional activities, and other measures of output. Check this out for something new.
IDEAS, RESEARCH, & PLANNING
Getting Ideas from Guilty Pleasures
Check out this great idea for finding interesting characters and complicated situations. As they say, you can’t make some of this up!
In Medias Res—A Very Good Place to Start Your Novel
Trying to figure out how to make your book have a great beginning? Explore this fascinating article on In Media Res – that is starting a story in the middle of the plot or the action.
Sometimes it seems like a lost art – too many writers fail to comprehend how important it is to spend serious time and effort on editing. Not sure how to edit? Check this out!
Your Antagonist DOESN’T Have To Be A Villain. Here’s Why
It’s so easy to think of your antagonists as “bad” or “evil.” After all, they are the ones in opposition to our protagonists. But are they always a villain of some type?
PUBLISHING & DISTRIBUTION
Why You Should Have Your Book in Multiple Formats
Honestly, Amazon has made it incredibly easy to publish eBooks on its platform. However, there are plenty of reasons to go beyond just a Kindle eBook.
One Last Note...
Seriously Shea, is my book description really that important? Why can’t I just use my synopsis? Shouldn’t people just want my book when they see the cover and price?
I really, really can’t understate the value of having a good description for your book.
However, in the digital world, it should have NEVER been called “book description.” If you want people to take notice of your book online, you MUST think of it as your BOOK SALES COPY.
Once someone lands on your book page at any of the online bookstores, there are five critical elements for selling your book:
- Book Title
- Book Cover
- Book Description
- Book Price
- Book Reviews
And yes, you need to focus on all of them, but the BOOK SALES COPY is what closes the deal. Your potential reader must want to download/buy the book because they feel drawn to it.
There are a number of excellent approaches to writing good sales copy. Here are three of the articles that I would recommend you check out.
- How To Write A Book Description That Sells [With Examples]
From Scribe Media -14-minute video class included
- How To Write A Book Description
From Lulu Blog
- How to Write a Book Description That Attracts Readers
From Self-Publishing School
And if you don’t want to write your BOOK SALES COPY yourself, there are plenty of experts who can help. Click HERE to see a list of Fiverr gigs from copywriting professionals.
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