Here are the Author Marketing Institute we’re serious about wanting to help authors succeed. That’s why we put out a new multi-part author training video course every month. Each course digs deep into showing you tool, tips and strategies for being a successful author.
Note: Each course is accessible by becoming an Author Marketing Club member.
How to Upload a Book to Amazon
This course will teach you how to upload your book to Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) platform. After teaching you to format your book, outsource your cover and write a compelling description, we take a long look at the many options you can choose when publishing your book. How to Upload a Book to Amazon includes videos on Amazon’s KDP Select program, special description categories, the new pricing tool and more.
FREE! – Selling Your First 100 Copies
Selling Your First 100 Copies is the course we wish we had when we started publishing. It goes through all the basics from starting a mailing list to experimenting with different prices. If you follow the instructions in this course, you should be primed and ready to sell your first 100 copies, if not many more.
Running Your First Book Ad Campaign
This course will teach you how to submit to the top advertisers like BookBub and how to make sure you get the best possible return on your investment.
How To Increase Your Holiday Book Sales
“How to Increase Your Holiday Book Sales”, a video course about growing your sales during the busiest shopping season of the year. December is one of the biggest book selling months of the calendar year because of the Christmas and Hanukkah holiday season. If you want to take advantage of all the gift giving, you should lean into opportunity with holiday-focused marketing. In this course, we’ll go into a few ways you can generate more sales during the holidays.
Building Your Author Platform
“How to Build Your Author Platform” is a course that will help you learn more about finding and connecting with new readers. There’s a lot left to do after you’ve hit the publish button on your first book. You can rely completely on Amazon and the other retailers to sell your book for you, but if you do that, you’re missing out on hundreds to thousands of readers who discover authors through other channels. In this course, we’ll give you a step-by-step guide to these channels like email, social media, websites, and podcasts to help you to find and direct readers to your work.
The Ultimate Guide to Launching Your Book
“The Ultimate Guide to Launching a New Book” a course that teaches you how to get the most out of your book launch when you put it on Amazon or the other platforms. There are a lot of people out there who will tell you everything you need to be doing for a book launch and there are really many different options and paths that you can take to make your book sales soar. But there are some things that are more effective than others and when you have a limited amount of time it’s important to make sure that you spend your time wisely. This course will take you through the most important things that you should do with your time to launch your book successfully.
How to Sell Books Beyond Amazon; Finding readers on Kobo, Apple, Google and Nook
In this course we’re going to go over the basics of selling on non-Amazon platforms. While many authors find that Amazon is their top channel for selling books there are also plenty of authors who are making upwards of four or five figures on the other platforms every single month. There are strategies to tap into this other platforms and we’re going to go over them in-depth over the course of this video.
How to Make Connections & Sell More Books
There are some really important things in this course that all authors whether you’re self published, or your books are published by a small press, or you’ve got a big traditionally published book deal, these are the things you need to know to succeed. The people who are having the most success in this publishing industry, they know how to network. Networking is one of those skills that some people have naturally. This course is meant to tell you the steps that you need to take to make sure that you’re connecting with the kind of people that you need to connect with who will make your career more successful.
How to Publish Your Book in Audio on Amazon’s ACX Platform
In this course, you’ll learn the benefits of having your book in audio, how to get your book ready for ACX, how the earnings system works on ACX, important ACX terminology, how to audition and work with a narrator, how to market your audiobooks, and non-ACX platforms for marketing your audiobook.