For the first time ever, I’ll be revealing how I built a successful writing and publishing business from scratch to 6 figures a year.
The best part? You can forget about those “scammy” or “sleazy” author marketing tactics that make readers run for the hills and learn the 3-step author marketing system that:
- Shows you how to attract more readers and sell more books
- Gives you the exact system to turn those readers into fans and subscribers – how to build your author platform
- And most importantly, provides you with a strategy to build trust and connections with your fans, so you can sell more books without being “salesy”
If you’re an author, fiction or non-fiction and writing in any genre, you’ll see how simple it is to learn these systems, even if you’re a confirmed techno-phobe and introvert who HATES selling.
I’ll show you how to put your entire marketing system on autopilot – so you can focus on what’s important to you (writing more books, spending time with your loved ones, sky-diving...). But don’t just take my word for it...
3 Authors who Got Results with “Your First 10,000 Readers”
Boosted Visibility: "Despite me doing nothing to market my free book, it has had around 7.5k downloads on Amazon US and nearly 5k on Amazon UK in the few weeks since implementing Nick’s strategies. My new mailing list went from 0 to 523 in the same time. I'm very excited about my next launch, and introducing all these new readers to more of my work."David Gaughran, Author of Historical Adventure fiction, and bestselling author-marketing books Let’s Get Digital and Let’s Get Visible
While I can’t guarantee you’ll get the same results (or any results whatsoever) – nobody can promise this and be telling the truth – some of the strategies I teach in Your First 10,000 Readers helped these authors turn casual readers into committed, paying fans. And now you can learn these strategies too.
It might sound complicated, but it’s not...
Your First 10,000 Readers is a unique and effective system to attract more readers, sell more books, and grow your author platform in a scalable and sustainable way.
It’s designed to help you build trust and communicate directly with your readers – so you can sell more books and build your author career without having to rely on anyone else. I’ll get to the full details in a second – but first, a little backstory...
Hi, Nick Stephenson here. I’m a bestselling fiction and non-fiction author – and I help other authors find their first 10,000 readers.
I’m the guy the folks at the Self-Publishing Podcast, The Creative Penn, SideHustleNation, DavidGaughran.wordpress.com, Author Marketing Club, the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), the Rocking Self-publishing Podcast, and the UK group at the International Thriller Writers (ITW) used to help teach their audience about selling and marketing books.
That’s why you’ll probably be surprised that I used to hate the thought of marketing and self-promotion. You see, when I first got started in this business, I saw how other authors were marketing themselves – using pushy “buy my book!” language and scammy tactics – and I felt like I needed to take a hot shower. It didn’t feel right.
But after almost a year of writing and publishing books, and still nowhere near the sales I needed, I knew I had to do something. I saw other authors’ books performing way ahead of mine, and I thought to myself: “I know my books are at least as good as these – if only people knew they exsited.”
And: “I don’t get many reviews, but when I DO – people tell me they love my books. Why can’t more people see them?” I was so frustrated.
But I didn’t want to copy what other authors were doing to market themselves. I had to figure out another way. So I did! The secret is... there is no secret. All you need to be successful selling books online is a way to attract potential readers, then convert those potential readers into loyal (paying) fans.
And, most importantly, building your career – long term – without resorting to scammy tactics.
Reaching Readers Direct: I just wanted to firstly thank you Nick for your amazing work, and to share some results which proves it really, does, work! I implemented the system at the beginning of February and got an immediate boost in subscribers. Then I was able to get over 80,000 downloads with my first Bookbub ad – and a massive boost of my subscribers from 491 to nearly 3K.Tracey Alvarez, Author of Contemporary Fiction
I’m so glad I took Nick’s advice!
The Difference is Night and Day: "I implemented Nick's system at the very end of March, 2015. In March, I had a total of 6 subscribers for the entire month, and that was about average for my newsletter since inception. In April, I had 195 subscribers, and in May, 389.Tracy Cooper-Posey, Author of Erotic Romance
My sales on Amazon were so-so before using NIck's system, in part because the launch of Kindle Unlimited in late 2014 slaughtered my sales. Using Nick's system, downloads skyrocketed, but in addition, sales doubled in the first couple of weeks, and they've been climbing upwards ever since.
When I used to launch books, it would take weeks and months to accumulate a few reader reviews. Some of my older releases still don't have any reviews at all! But the two book releases I've done since putting NIck's system in place have been night & day in comparison. Both books have received over 50 four and five star reviews within 48 hours of release, sales have spiked and the books have appeared on their category best-seller lists."
What you are going to get right away today when you register (and what you are going to learn how to do)
How Simon Whistler, author and founder of the Rocking Self Publishing Podcast built up a podcast and youtube following of over 1 million visits per month – and how selling ebooks is no different
Advanced strategy session with New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Joanna Penn: how to turn your author website into an evergreen money machine, boost your signups, and increase your revenue 50%+
How bestselling KDP Select All Star author Mark Dawson scored merchandising with amazon, got a publishing deal, sold audio & foreign rights, and boosted his platform using Facebook ads… all while working a full-time job
The art of the side-hustle: how Nick Loper, bestselling non-fiction author and the founder of SideHustleNation manages and grows multiple income streams without burning out
Launch strategies with bestselling authors R.S. Guthrie and Micheal Maxwell: putting theory into action! How to double your launch-day sales without using advertising and how to build a connection with your audience
How bestselling author Bryan Cohen used Facebook events to help sell 6,000+ books in half a day (and how you can too) + other out-of-the-box strategies you can use to get results
THESE LIMITED-TIME BONUSES
Tools of the trade. The exact tools and software I use to manage and grow my six-figure business, broken down step-by-step.
Your passport to aweseome. How to create the ultimate author website, to explode your platform and boost your income (without succumbing to techno-overload).
The six-figure swipe copy. Exact copies of the emails I’ve used to sell tens of thousands of books, so you can get the same results. Tweak them, adapt them, steal them!