Do you want to get your book selling as quickly as possible? Listen as book marketing expert, Monica Leonelle shares her success techniques.
Monica Leonelle is USA Today bestselling author, best known for teaching, writing, publishing, business, and marketing at theworldneedsyourbook.com. She’s helped thousands of authors write faster, write better storytelling, and find their way to success. Her most recent nonfiction book, Write Better, Faster, has earned raving reviews from the independent publishing community for going deeper than anyone else into the topic of writing speed.
Before becoming an independent author, Monica led digital marketing efforts at Inc. 100 companies like Hansen’s Natural and Braintree. She’s been an avid blogger of marketing and business trends since 2007. Her ideas have been featured in AdAge, The Huffington Post, the AMEX OpenForum, GigaOm, Mashable, Social Media Today, and the Christian Science Monitor. In 2009, she was named one of the top 25 Tweeters in the city of Chicago by ChicagoNow, a subsidiary of the Chicago Tribune.
Excerpt from this week’s podcast “How to Get Your Book Selling As Quickly As Possible”
Q: Monica, you’re an avid blogger, and you use your blogs to promote your books. How do you do that?
A: When “Write Better, Faster” came out, what I did to promote that book … One thing in my favor was that it was just a really timely topic, and nobody had really written about that subject up until then. The book is about writing speed. I wanted to promote it to the writing community, and I didn’t really have an audience in that community.
What I did was to pull out some of the frameworks from my book. For example, one of the things I just talked about was my step one, which is that you’ve got to know what you write before you write it. And so I pulled out that framework, and I picked something very popular. You can do this yourself. Pick something popular in the media. For example, it could be, “Sex and the City,” the really popular TV show. It could be “Game of Thrones.” What I ended up picking was Harry Potter, and I decided to use that framework to show how to outline your book in more detail before you write it. Then, I decided to use the Harry Potter examples in the blog post.
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