You're investing time, money and energy to write and publish your book. But are you investing enough time to market it, so you can guarantee that your hard work pays off?
The 30 Day Book Marketing Challenge starts on Saturday 1 April.
You'll get dozens of great strategies to sell, market and promote your book - whether you are on the starting blocks or have already finished and launched your book.
Here's how it works
30 daily book marketing tips that will take you between 5 and 30 minutes per day to implement. Covering all sorts of areas including blogging, podcasts, video, social media, networking, speaking, joint ventures, book launch, creating products, getting PR and more, you'll learn plenty of tips to use your book to get you noticed, of which I anticipate you will select up to 10 that will work best for you.
4 group webinars where I'll go into some of these topics in more depth - like creating compelling content, producing products from your book, how to launch and sell your book, and creating your bestseller plan. You'll get the chance to ask your questions live and all sessions will be recorded to watch again at your leisure. Did you know you can start to sell products off the back of your book before you have even published it, ensuring that your book helps others at the earliest opportunity?
Access to a private challenge-only Facebook group where you can ask your questions, and get accountability, community support and motivation. And I'll share my tips and advice!
BONUS: Free signed copy of Book Marketing Made Simple when it's launched on 1 May 2017 (value £14.99) for the first 20 people who sign up.
BONUS: Free 30 minute mentoring call for the first 5 people to sign up (value £100).
VOUCHER £150 : Towards the cost of the Book Marketing Mastermind weekend in Portsmouth on 20 and 21 May, where you can create your own bespoke plan with support and guidance, and get a bonus PR strategist to work with you on your unique angle (6 places remaining).
What are you waiting for? Grab your place now!
This is what people have said about my previous challenges
I really enjoyed doing Karen’s 10,000 word challenge last summer. I’d planned to take the month out to write my book anyway, but being someone who is easily distracted, I knew it was going to be tough to stay on track during the month. Plus I know I enjoy recognition for my efforts, and with a book that all comes at the end once it’s published. The process of writing the book itself can be quite a solitary experience, and I was aware that this could actually sap my energy rather than fuel it. So I was delighted to be invited to join the challenge just at the very same time I was gearing up to knuckle down.
And it was exactly what needed. The framework reminded me what I was working towards, and gave me ideas to stay motivated. But best of all I loved the camaraderie of the other writers in the Facebook group, all working on different things but all working together. There was a tiny bit of competitive spirit, but mostly it was one of collaborative about support and about cheering each other on. That was fantastic. It was just so lovely to announce I’d managed 3,000 words that day or whatever the word count was, and feel I was telling people who really cared and who understood exactly what that meant to me.
I have stayed in touch with many of the other participants in the challenge and I know we will continue to support each other in our writing careers. We will also cheer loudly for each other when our books are published. Having the challenge made writing more fun and more productive and I’d thoroughly recommend it to anyone - beginner or experienced writer. For your first book or for your 50th.
Karen’s 10,000 word challenge was just the incentive I needed to get started on writing my book – Confident Business Writing. The advice she gave via the webinars was extremely helpful and gave vital encouragement throughout the process.
The challenge helped me to get into the habit of writing every day and create a robust plan which enabled me to write over 18,000 words in the month. I also gained valuable knowledge of the publishing process, and the book has given me enhanced credibility as a writer and proofreader.
I wish I hadn't procrastinated for so long! I'd advise all would-be authors to get on and do it! It's a hugely satisfying thing to do and to see your name on the front cover as the author is reward for all the hard work.
Subsequently, I’ve been part of Karen’s Author’s Journey and have attended a number of her events which I’ve found very valuable in the post-publication process.
I seriously recommend the book writing challenge, even if you are just thinking that you need to start writing a blog or newsletter, let alone a book. Karen’s opening question ‘what do you want to be known for?’ was the challenge of the challenge for me and started a significant period of really working out the direction for my business.
As a result, I have more focus and vision for my business and this has definitely been a key to some successes this year.
Karen is always on hand and is very active in the group, so you get her advice and great tips for writing every day which will really build your confidence and make the whole idea of writing a book more approachable.
It is such great value, I would find it hard to understand why anyone wouldn’t want to do it!
Writing a book has been at the back of my mind for a while now. Karen knew this and every so often, when we either bumped into each other or were in contact, she would simply ask 'and how's that book coming along Rachel?'
I then needed to hear about the value of having a business book from other sources as well, until eventually this year's challenge came at the right time for me to get going.
Having waited so long to get started, I was determined to meet the challenge and beyond - and did it! I set my own personal challenge of 15,000 words - 1,000 words for each day that I was working in August - and did them. Thank you Karen for continuing to nudge me along.
Karen's 10,000 words Book Challenge came at the perfect time for me. I so enjoyed her pre-work - the insightful questions and tips; the facebook group really helped me be accountable and the regular webinars had lots of really useful tips. The proof is in the pudding. By 31st August I had written 10,032 words and now I've published my book! Thank you Karen.
Taking part in the 10,000 Word Summer Book Challenge has been motivating and supportive. Karen's depth of experience and her expertise shine through, while at the same time I was able to feel that no question was too simple to ask. The group were a great support for each other and I know that we will keep in touch. I have completed my book, and can't wait to tackle my next book idea. Highly recommended.
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