* Aggressively Wide Bundle – Print, Ebook, Audiobook, Translations, Apps + Book Advertising

$97.00

***** THIS LISTING IS FOR THE DIGITAL (EBOOK) VERSION OF THESE BOOKS *****

This is the ebook version of 16 books from the Book Sales Supercharged series that are specifically related to getting your book selling “aggressively wide,” which means selling in as many places as possible in print, ebook, audiobook, translations, fiction apps, and more. It’s okay if you’re exclusive in some places like Kindle Unlimited because there are so many more options

How It Works: Although many of the books in the series are currently in pre-order, you will be charged immediately for the bundle and will receive each book on its release date via email (distributed via Bookfunnel).

I don’t have exact dates planned for each book in this series at this time. I expect the first sixteen books of the series (which includes these seven) to be released before March 2022, but I’m not sure how quickly they will be released. I expect them to be released unevenly as well, with a gap of a couple months then 2-3 in short succession.

I also don’t expect the books to become available in order necessarily; the books are numbered mostly because retailers prefer that, but I’ll likely be releasing the books as completed.

The tentative/estimated release schedule is as follows:

  • Get Your Book Selling WideMay 14, 2021
  • Get Your Book Selling on Apple Books – TBA but by March 2022
  • Get Your Book Selling on Amazon – TBA but by March 2022
  • Get Your Book Selling on Kobo – TBA but by March 2022
  • Get Your Book Selling on Google Play Books – TBA but by March 2022
  • Get Your Book Selling on Barnes and Noble – TBA but by March 2022
  • Get Your Book Selling on Your Website – TBA but by March 2022
  • Get Your Book Selling in Print – TBA but by March 2022
  • Get Your Book Selling on Kickstarter – TBA but by March 2022
  • Get Your Book Selling at Events – TBA but by March 2022
  • Get Your Book Selling with Bundling – TBA but by March 2022
  • Get Your Book Selling with Facebook – TBA but by March 2022
  • Get Your Book Selling in Audiobook – TBA but by March 2022
  • Get Your Book Selling on Fiction Apps – TBA but by March 2022
  • Get Your Book Selling in Translation – TBA but by March 2022
  • Get Your Book Selling in Bookbub – TBA but by March 2022

Offer: 16 books in the Book Sales Supercharged series in ebook/digital format (delivered via Bookfunnel). Using BookFunnel, you can easily access this book on any major ebook reader including Kindle, Apple Books, Google Books, Nook, and Kobo.

Delivery: All ebooks will be delivered via Bookfunnel.

Terms: All sales are final. If one of the books is not or cannot be delivered, you will receive a refund of $6.47 USD ($97/15) per book not delivered. (If you order at a discount, the math is based on what you paid.)

Description

Descriptions of Each Book

Get Your Book Selling Wide (free on retailers where possible; price-matched everywhere else)

  • What selling wide means for ebooks, print books, audiobooks, translations, and subsidiary rights
  • How to choose between Kindle Unlimited (Amazon’s exclusivity program) and going wide on all the major retailers
  • The five main strategies for going wide and how authors decide:
    • Starting Wide
    • Moving Wide Cold Turkey
    • Partial Catalog Wide
    • Exclusive, Then Wide
    • Wide, Then Exclusive
  • All the places you can go wide and the benefits and downsides of each
  • The general strategies authors use to make money while having their books wide (and why they work or don’t work on various platforms)

Get Your Book Selling on Apple Books

  • What Apple Books cares about far more than the other retailers (and how to use this to your advantage)
  • How the audiobook market has sparked renewed interest from Apple Books
  • How to get merchandised at Apple Books (as this is a slightly trickier process than other retailers)
  • Key metadata optimizations that help people find your books in their search engines
  • Important aspects of the Apple Books app that will help readers discover your content
  • What Apple Books wants from authors (stated desires + things I’ve surmised)

Get Your Book Selling on Amazon

  • The publishing advice you hear everywhere that does not work as well for wide authors (5 things NOT to do)
  • The crux on non-KU visibility on Amazon and what CAN work in your favor for visibility
  • Which authors you should be targeting (KU, wide, traditionally published?) and what your book needs to hit well with each group
  • When to pre-order, when to rapid release, and when to skip it
  • How your book descriptions, ad copy, and more might need to change if you are coming out of KU and going wide
  • The Amazon ads strategies you need to keep your sales stronger and more consistent on the platform (5 things to do to keep other authors from killing your visibility)

Get Your Book Selling on Kobo

  • What Rakuten’s global strategy can tell us about how to sell more books on Kobo
  • How Kobo’s visibility algorithms and “Books Related” work in their store (what we know, what we don’t)
  • What Kobo likely wants or is open to from authors it partners more deeply with
  • Going beyond Kobo’s main store and selling books through their retailer partners
  • Important Kobo-specific details around pre-orders, metadata, and pricing (especially international pricing)
  • Advanced tips and tricks for working the Kobo promotions tab to help gain traction in their main store

Get Your Book Selling on Google Play Books

  • What Google’s renewed interest in selling ebooks (and soon, audiobooks) means for indie authors/publishers
  • Everything we know about Google Play Bookstore’s algorithms and two key projects that tell us where they’re going algorithmically
  • The Google Points program and why it matters to authors, plus how to attract readers using it
  • Why search engine optimization (SEO) truly matters for selling books on Google Play and what specifically you should do
  • My thoughts on Google’s advertising platform and how I suspect it will become important in selling books in the future
  • What to know about pre-orders, metadata, and pricing at Google Play Bookstore

Get Your Book Selling on Barnes and Noble

  • Barnes and Noble’s current business strategy for 2021 and how you can make it work in your favor for ebook, print, and audiobook
  • How to get the promotions tab at Barnes and Noble plus specific uses of it that work
  • Important metadata changes that help feed Barnes and Noble’s visibility algorithms
  • How to optimize Barnes and Noble’s underutilized print-on-demand arm and the specific settings that help you get into stores more easily
  • What is likely coming at Barnes and Noble based on publicly available data and how independent authors might utilize that information for visibility

Get Your Book Selling on Your Website

  • The advantages of selling direct through your website
  • Seller accounts, dropshipping, fulfillment, and more
  • The pains involved (setup, tech, taxes, shipping, transactional emails, etc.) and whether they are worth it or not for your business
  • How to get your readers to buy direct from you
  • Ways to find new readers for your books
  • What else you should be selling if you are selling direct

Get Your Book Selling in Print (co-authored by Russell P. Nohelty)

  • Why getting your book into a variety of print formats—from paperback, to large print, to hardcover special editions—matters for sales
  • How to sell your book in unconventional places, like libraries, schools, bookstores, specialty stores, and more
  • An overview of selling your book through signings and speaking opportunities
  • Getting your book selling with the help of crowdfunding, specifically Kickstarter
  • Selling print books through your website—what works, what doesn’t

Get Your Book Selling on Kickstarter (co-authored by Russell P. Nohelty)

  • Why using crowdfunding is an important avenue for authors and how authors are currently using it
  • Choosing the right project for Kickstarter and designing your campaign
  • Budgeting your campaign for profitability (and why it’s critical for your success!)
  • The types of messages you should send to your audience vs. cold traffic
  • How to run ads to your Kickstarter project
  • Delivering your rewards for your Kickstarter project
  • Keeping momentum going after Kickstarter

Get Your Book Selling at Events (co-authored by Russell P. Nohelty)

  • How to actually make money back from live events when you factor in tickets, travel, accommodations, table, product production and shipping, and more
  • The exact setup for a conference table that sells
  • What else you need to bring to a conference in order to keep your energy up for the duration
  • What you need to say to make book sales at your table
  • Some really smart things you can do before and after the conference to maximize momentum and profits

Get Your Book Selling With Bundling (co-authored by Russell P. Nohelty)

  • What the Novelist’s Dilemma is and why it’s important to understand for longevity in the book industry
  • Creative ways to create higher-ticket book sales (through bundling) that takes the pressure off of finding new customers
  • How to use boxed sets and anthologies to cross-promote and/or build your customer base
  • Different ancillary product ideas that work for fiction and nonfiction books
  • How you can better understand your business by mapping out your product funnels

Get Your Book Selling with Facebook (co-authored by Russell P. Nohelty)

  • How to use your Facebook profile to create more visibility and sales
  • Interesting tricks that you can do with Facebook groups, pages, and events to market your books
  • The smartest things to test in Facebook ads for your books—what works, what doesn’t
  • Everything about Facebook advertising for a variety of book-related content, including viral giveaways, quizzes, blog posts, and promotional campaigns (bundles, Kickstarters, etc.)

Get Your Book Selling in Audiobook

  • The various platforms where you can upload directly (and the ones that will be opening shortly)
  • Why audiobooks have become a necessity rather than an afterthought and how wide retailers are helping to market them
  • The best ways to sell more of your audiobooks (and the people to follow who are at the forefront of this stuff)

Get Your Book Selling on Fiction Apps

  • The many different types of fiction apps that are coming out (it’s a quickly evolving space!) and how independent authors are currently negotiating deals with them
  • How to get into some of the biggest fiction apps and what they are looking for in terms of content, plus how they help you with marketing
  • How to sign up for a variety of fiction apps and what does well on each one
  • What subsidiary rights you need to understand and be well-versed in to start partnering with these companies (even while in KU)
  • Contract issues, rights grabs, and other muck you want to protect yourself from while working with these apps
  • Some thoughts on the long-term viability of these apps, where the market might go, and more

Get Your Book Selling in Translation

  • Why and how to get your book translated using a variety of tools and services
  • The most popular languages that independent authors are translating into right now
  • Which languages you might want to start with first and how to get your books as wide in those languages as possible
  • Marketing resources for each major language (what’s available, what’s not)

Get Your Book Selling with Bookbub

  • Clear information on how to make your books appealing for a Bookbub Featured Deal (or International if you are in Kindle Unlimited)
  • How to use other Bookbub features to bring awareness to your books and series
  • How to get display advertising working for you (and the mindset you need for mastering this ad platform)

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the books for?

Beginners, KU authors, anyone curious but not published wide yet – If you’ve never published your books wide, these books will help you get set up for marketing success! That said, the books do not go into great detail or hand-holding around the technical step-by-step of how to get a book on any of these retailers. I recommend the books + a community Facebook group called Wide For the Win. Wide For the Win has a Tree of Knowledge that answers a lot of the basic questions to get you started.

Intermediate to Advanced authors – If you’ve mostly just gotten your books published on these platforms but not paid much attention otherwise, this training is perfect for you and you are in the sweet spot for it.

Expert authors – If you are already doing very well wide then you likely know somewhere around 60-90% of what I’m sharing in these books. It’s up to you if you think the topics would be useful to you.

Will you be sharing any “secret” information from various retailer reps?

I do not have an inside track at any retailer through previous employment, connections, or any other means. The only thing I would share from a retailer are things that they openly share with anyone through presentations and conversations, or things that are easily observable by using their retailer website, backend direct upload, or apps (if they have them). I may also share information that I’ve found publicly available through old news articles or a website search.

How do pre-orders work through your website?

While I have attached a delivery date to each of these pre-orders, the dates are a rough estimate and subject to change. If I get a book done early I send it out then, and if it’s late I try to provide an update and a new expected date.

Your card is charged immediately upon purchase through my website and the books will be delivered one at a time around their estimated delivery date through Bookfunnel, which is an app that helps you get books you download onto your ideal reading device easily.

If for some reason I have to cancel a book or push out the release date beyond a year of purchase, I will offer and/or you can request a refund for that book via team@theworldneedsyourbook.com. The refund per book is $97/15 books which is $6.47 USD. (If you order at a discount, the math is based on what you paid.)