Get to Best Seller Status with these Books

Get to Best Seller Status with these Books

Everyone wants to be a bestseller but do you know what it takes to get there? Let me put it this way. Lots of work and commitment! Fun too, but lots of work! Burning desire to see your work attain such a status with the key being to stay at the top for as long as possible. Why? There just might be agents crawling the web searching for books like yours to offer a publishing contract. It has been done and it can be you!

I have listed below some areas you need to focus on if you want to attain bestseller status on Amazon. Yes, the focus is on Amazon for now and then we can go for the biggie – New York Times Best Seller! How about that? Impossible? No, very possible!

Many of you write books that you either experience yourself or what others experience or you have a lot of knowledge about. That’s fine but what I am going to show you is where you should really focus your attention in order to achieve Bestseller status on Amazon. Now you don’t even have to have the experience or knowledge to do this. There are so many ways to writing that I can show you, that will allow you to not only learn a new topic or area but you learn a lot about yourself on the journey.

The following are books that are what I would call niche markets that will allow you to rank in the top 10 on Amazon and hit the Best Seller list. Now, if you wish to pursue this seriously, I am offering a package to help anyone who wishes to do this but you have to be committed to the process or else it won’t make sense. You can check it out http://helpdeskja.com/bestseller-program for more details. It would involve from start to finish in the self publishing process which includes me coaching you into writing, cover design, book title, publishing and marketing. If you are game, I am with you. Here’s a link for more information and to get started right away.

Ok now for the list. Whether you are an expert or not, write on these areas and I assure you, with some focused effort, you will make it to Bestseller status:

  1. Books on Gay and lesbian with a focus on mystery and thrillers, parenting and families, travel, biography and memoirs
  2. Books on teen and young adult with a focus on social issues, sports and outdoors, personal health
  3. Books on test preparation with a focus on citizenship and drivers education
  4. Books on sports and outdoors. Go for extreme sports and survival skills
  5. Books on travel with a focus on the Caribbean, Central America and the Polar regions
  6. Cookbooks, food and wine with a focus on professional cooking, quick and easy and Asian cooking
  7. Self help books with a focus on mid life, anger management, abuse, communication and social skills

Please note that if what you want to write or capable of writing is not on this list, it does not mean you can’t make it to Best Seller Status; not at all. It will just require some additional strategies in promotion and marketing to get you there and the BestSeller Program can assist as well.

Ok, I think I have given you a lot to work with. There is more but let’s start with the above. So join me in the program, check out the BestSeller Program page at http://helpdeskja.com/bestseller-program/  get your thoughts ah rolling, start putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard or voice to recorder and get yourself on the Amazon Bestseller list!

 

 

Launch your book and sales with an author’s Platform

Launch your book and sales with an author’s Platform

Whilst you can launch your book without an author’s platform behind you, I would really not recommend it. You see, an author’s platform is the key to driving sales to your book. Let me explain.
First and foremost, it is probably worth discussing a little bit about what an author’s platform actually is. This is actually something ridiculously difficult to define BECAUSE everybody has their own definition for their platform. Broadly speaking though, your platform is all about the visibility that you have. It will cover the following:
• The Visibility of Your Work
• Your authority
• The amount of reach that you have.
• Who your target audience is.
I want to cover a few of these points in a little bit more depth.
First and foremost; the visibility of your work will depend on where it can be found out there. You will want to think about where you are publishing it (for example you may have it on the Kindle store, and you may have it in a printed form in a couple of local stores). Generally speaking, the more visible you are, the more sales you will be able to drive to your book. Visibility is not enough though.
It is all well and good having visibility for your book. However, it needs to be visible to the right people (i.e. your target audience). So you want it to be visible in the places that they are. You also need to ensure that they have engagement in the work that you publish i.e. your reach. If you have a ton of fantastic reviews for your book then you should hopefully have pretty good reach (particularly if they are posted on sites not under your control)
The authority is not going to be so important for those who are writing fiction, although it is important for those who are writing non-fiction. People want to know that the book that they are purchasing is actually going to be written by an expert. They don’t want to purchase something from somebody who has picked up a couple of tips online and classes themselves as an expert.
Building up your author platform WILL take a lot of work. However, it will pay off in the long run as it is going to lead to a ton more sales. I want to round off this page with a couple of tips on how you can make the building of your author platform that much easier.
• You need to make sure that your work is distributed to locations where your target audience will see it. You also want to make sure that it is of a high enough quality to be noticed.
• It is important that you have a platform where you can keep in touch with those who are interested in what you do. A blog is vital for a writer’s platform. Building up a mailing list of people who are interested in your work will also go a long way towards generating sales for you. Basically, think about ways in which you can get noticed.
If you build up an author platform (and it will take years to be meaningful) then you really will be generating a TON of sales.