Finally... a PROVEN and legitimate system to help authors sell more books, reach more readers, and explode their author platform

Introducing "Your First 10,000 Readers"

Enrollment is now officially open - for a limited time

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:

  1. Shows you how to attract more readers and sell more books
  2. Gives you the exact system to turn those readers into fans and subscribers – how to build your author platform
  3. 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”

Until recently, Your First 10,000 Readers hasn’t been available to the public. And for good reason.

I wanted to make sure it works. Instead of rushing the product into the market, I spent nearly six months refining and testing.

And when these authors tried the system for themselves, here’s what happened:

Joanna Penn

Tripled Her Platform: "I've been studying marketing for years, but sometimes it takes someone new to point out how to take things to a different level. I asked Nick for some help with how to improve my income from my non-fiction work and how to grow my fiction platform. Within a few weeks, my fiction fanbase more than tripled – and conversion rates on my non-fiction website improved by over 50%. And with over 80,000 visitors a month, that makes a big difference! I recommend Nick's course if you're just starting out, OR if you're ready to take your author platform to the next level.”

Joanna Penn, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author of Fiction and Non-Fiction
David Gaughran

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
Matthew Iden

Readers Came to Him: “Following Nick Stephenson's techniques and spot-on, always-humorous coaching, I increased my author platform four-fold in about as many months...and that was while simultaneously writing two books and negotiating a publishing contract. I'm looking forward to the point when I can focus on using Nick's ideas full-time--the sky will truly be the limit, then.”

Matthew Iden, Bestselling Author of the Marty Singer Series - Self-Published and Traditionally Published with Thomas & Mercer

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...

Why I hate Pushy, Scammy Author Marketing

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.

Things Changed – Almost Overnight

Once I learned to focus on the right things (and ignore everthing else) my entire life changed. You can see just how this approach affected my results in the graph above.

I remember one very cold morning in February, I checked my sales reports before heading off to work. I’d made more money while I was asleep than I was going to make all day shackled to a desk.

A few short months later, I quit to write full time. Now, I get to spend all day doing what I love, with the people I love. Thanks to this hard work, I was finally able to quit my day job and move my family out of our cramped apartment. Now, I get to spend all day with the people I care about, and I can write when it suits me.

If you could do the same, what would that mean for you?

Never worrying about getting reviews, or securing advertising, or making sales. Being in complete control of your career and never having to rely on anyone else. Because for me, it means more than I can ever put down in words. And, as a writer, that’s a pretty big deal.

Here's What I Discovered

It doesn’t matter whether you write non-fiction, how-to books, poetry, obscure fiction genres, romance, thrillers, science fiction, fantasty, or literary novels – this system works. It works because you are finally able to attract the right readers, and build your relationship with them direct, without relying on anyone else.

The best part? You don’t need to put a new book out every 6 weeks to keep visibility high – because you’ve already built up your own direct platform.

In short, you finally have a way to more effectively market the books you already have – and capitalize on the work you’ve already done – as well as skyrocket your results when you launch your next book.

You spend months bleeding over your keyboard to get your book ready for prime time – you shouldn’t have to spend the rest of your free time trying to figure out what marketing and promotion strategies work.

And you don’t have to. I’ve developed a system you can use that works – regardless of the types of books you write.

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You think to yourself, "How do I find more readers?"

Should I spend more time on social media? Should I do book signings? Where can I find advertisers who will actually help me grow my audience? Are my prices too low or too high? How can I get more reviews? Why is nobody subscribing to my mailing list? What should I be focusing on?

And, most importantly, how can I create meaningful and long-lasting relationships with REAL readers who will buy my work? Cue brain overload...

If this Sounds like You, You're in the Right Place.

Do you spend too much time checking your KDP dashboard? Do you waste hours of your time trying to figure out social media? I know I did. At least, until I figured out what actually works and shifted my focus.

Once I did this, my books sales exploded - giving me a six-figure income that earns me revenue and new readers 24/7. I haven't looked back.

And guess what? I'm going to show you exactly how you can too. No "fluffy bunny" thinking here, only proven, ethical, and easy-to-replicate marketing techniques that will boost your visibility on the ebook retailers and grow your author platform – putting you in direct control of your success.

Let Me tell You

Nothing feels better than seeing sales coming in overnight and every single day – without having to lift a finger. When readers email you to tell you how much they love your work – begging you to get the next book out... it’s the best feeling in the world.

You know why? Because you get to see the positive impact your work has on the world. And the extra money in your pocket is a nice bonus too...

Plus, in addition to reaping the rewards myself – here’s some results from other authors following some of my strategies:

Katerina Martinez

The 10k Readers Course Pays for Itself: "I’ve been publishing since August/ September of 2014. I had no idea what I was doing at the start. I learned your system and decided “I’m going to try this”. And in the weeks since implementing it, I’ve made more money in sales since than I had in all of 2014! That’s insane.

But that’s not all. Before, I had only 60 subscribers to my mailing list. Now I have almost 200, and I’m not doing anything. They’re just coming to me. I can’t believe how effective your system is!"

Katerina Martinez, Author of Paranormal Fiction
Tracey Alvarez

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.

I’m so glad I took Nick’s advice!

Tracey Alvarez, Author of Contemporary Fiction
Justin Johnson

Exploding Sales: During the course of the past 8 months, I have made less than $300 selling my books in Kindle, paperback and audiobook formats. I went all in, but the results were horrible. And then I read your material and watched your videos. And then I took action!

The result: Since January 23 my sales have more than quadrupled. In fact, I went from selling 3 books per week - to 10-12 books per day and that was just in the first couple of days. It is now one month later, or thereabouts. I am now selling (actual sales and KU sales combined) 90 - 120 books per day and that number seems to keep going up!

I am amazed and truly grateful.

Justin Johnson, Children's Author

Why Should You use the 10k Readers System?

Reason #1: No more dollars for hours. The system I will show you will run on autopilot once you set it up, meaning you will see results 24/7 with minimal maintenance

Reason #2: More readers and more visibility = more sales = more revenue = more freedom! If you aim to write full time, or to grow your business, this system will get you there.

Reason #3: You don’t need to be a technical wizard. I will take you through everything step by step, in extreme detail, so you don’t have to worry about whether or not it will work for you.

Top 5 Myths

What holds people back from optimizing their book marketing systems?

Myth #1: I don’t have the time.
Myth #2: I don’t understand the technology
Myth #3: I’m terrible at self-promotion
Myth #4: I don’t want to alienate readers
Myth #5: Marketing that gets results is too expensive!

Does this sound familiar? Believe me, I’ve had the same worries. But I found that NONE of the above myths will stop anyone who’s serious from achieving their dreams. Having been through it all myself, I can tell you this with 100% certainty.

- I was working full-time
- I’d just had a baby
- I barely had ten minutes to myself

Instead, I spent all my spare time obsessing over how to make my author career a reality – I tweaked and experimented, focused like a crazy person. I kept what worked, and discarded what didn’t. And it paid off. Best of all: I’ve taken the best of what I’ve learned and turned it into a turnkey system that you can use to get amazing results too. Here's the highlights:

- My income increased ten-fold
- I quit my day job
- I moved my family out of our cramped apartment
- My wife didn’t have to go back to work after our son was born
- I started enjoying my work
- I found my creative freedom

My entire life changed within just a few short months. And, trust me – if I can do it, so can you. And this is where Your First 10,000 Readers Comes in. Let’s get started, shall we?

Introducing "Your First 10,000 Readers"

"Your First 10,000 Readers" is a unique online training course which will take you by the hand and show you how to implement a comprehensive author marketing system - designed to get you selling more books, attracting more readers, and exploding your author platform.

In the free videos I’ve already shared with you, I’ve shown you how the online retailers really work – and how you can take advantage. I've given you a process to optimize your books to show up in the right place at the right time and I've shown you one method to convert casual readers into committed fans. I've also shown you the power of building your platform in video #4 - where I let you look over my shoulder as I sent an email out to my fans (and you got to see the results).

That's 4 detailed videos, showing you just what you can achieve with the right approach. And I've got more than twenty additional sessions to share with you inside the full training course. And now you’ve got three options:

Option #1 – do nothing. Obviously, this isn’t going to get you results.

Option #2 – trial and error. Sure, you can take the concepts I’ve shown you already and take the DIY route. I’m 100% sure that if you spend 40 hours per week and several thousand dollars figuring out what works (like I did once I figured this out), you’ll get some results. But there is a quicker and easier way.

Option #3 – my favorite option: use the 10k Readers System to boost your visibility instantly and start growing your author platform right now. Forget about wasting time and money on tactics and strategies that don't work - I've already done all the hard work figuring this out for you.

You Might be Thinking: "Will this Work for Me?"

Can I guarantee you sky-high results? Well, no. Of course I can’t. Nobody can. But I can give you the exact (down to the smallest detail) blueprint, which works with ebooks in any genre, fiction or non-fiction.

This is because the strategies in Your First 10,000 Readers are different. Lots of author-marketing folks out there say, “Just write more books,” or, “Just find your audience and build your brand.”

But they don’t tell you exactly what to do step-by-step. There’s nobody out there who says, “Do this, step 1, step 2, step 3”. Instead everyone just says, “Build your audience.”

I’ve gone through all the “figuring it out” so you don’t have to.

And that is exactly what you will be getting with "Your First 10,000 Readers".

The exact, realiable, ethical, and proven step-by-step system. No confusion. No ambiguity. Complete hand holding. Telling you EXACTLY what to do and walking you through the entire process.

Your First 10,000 Readers is designed for authors who have control over at least one book (or will very soon) and are looking to grow their audience and boost their sales.

It isn’t designed for authors who are years and years away from writing and publishing their first book. It’s also not designed for those who have a negative attitude or who aren’t willing to put in the work. It’s as simple as that.

 

What you are going to get right away today when you register (and what you are going to learn how to do)

As soon as you purchase, you will get immediate access (via user name and password) to Your First 10,000 Readers – the full online training.

-Lifetime access and login 24/7 (it is all digital + downloadable so you can login to access the content & download the course and take it on the go with you as well)

-Content is available in video + slides (.MOV), audio download (.MP3) and slides (.PDF)

INSTANT ACCESS TO:

- 21 detailed step-by-step videos, split into 5 distinct modules (to attack at your own pace)

- 6 indepth advanced sessions – showing exactly how well-known authors used these strategies to get epic results

- 3 Limited Time “you’ve-got-to-be-kidding” Bonuses

- Access to the 10k Readers Student Support Network

Here's How it Breaks Down

THE CORE MODULES

Module #1: Foundation: Cracking the code at the online retailers, how they SELL, and how you can become an unstoppable force

- how to use proven principles to boost your efforts on all the ebook platforms

- the secret to merchandising deals and promotion on iTunes, Nook, and Kobo

- key rookie mistakes to avoid

- and more...

Module #2: Drive endless Traffic to your Books: Skyrocket your sales rankings, profits, and readership with this four-step process

- the exact step-by-step system to find profitable categories, niches, and keywords – without having to rely on trial and error

- how to promote like a superstar, and which advertisers are worthwhile

- a simple strategy to double, triple, or quadruple your visibility – without spending a penny

- and more...

Module #3: Build your Platform: Step-by-step, how I grew my platform to over 15,000 readers in less than six months. And how you can do it even faster

- the proven system to get readers OFF Amazon and the other sites and ONTO your website and your mailing list and facebook page

- how I found 8,000+ new readers without using free promotions or permafree

- the step-by-step process to turn your author website into a money-making machine 24/7

- and more...

Module #4: Hook, line, and sinker: How to SELL without being “salesy”, and generate an income for life (on autopilot)

- why building trust is more important (and more profitable) than making a quick sale

- how to get readers clamoring for your books, without resorting to scammy tactics or spending all day writing emails

- the 4 reasons readers don’t buy your books, and how to overcome them

- the exact process I use to get 100+ five-star reviews from just one email

- and more...

Module #5: Reach for the stratosphere: The exact blueprint I use to launch any new release to the top of the charts – without advertising.

- the exact system I use to launch my new books and promotions into the top #250 paid rankings on Amazon and the top #15 on Nook, Kobo, and iTunes

- how to build your own Launch Team / Street Team of superfans to boost your new releases and promotions to the top of the charts

- need I say more...?

And when you enroll today, you’ll also get access to these extra trainings:

THE ADVANCED MODULES

Session #1

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

Session #2

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%+

Session #3

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

Session #4

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

Session #5

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

Session #6

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

And, when you Enroll Today, you'll also get...

THESE LIMITED-TIME BONUSES

  • Bonus #1

    Tools of the trade. The exact tools and software I use to manage and grow my six-figure business, broken down step-by-step.

  • Bonus #2

    Your passport to aweseome. How to create the ultimate author website, to explode your platform and boost your income (without succumbing to techno-overload).

  • Bonus #3

    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!

New: Special Bonus

Special bonus - a 60+ minute training session that will show you how to amp up your results using Facebook ads. You'll learn how to find thousands (or even hundreds of thousands) of your perfect readers using laser-focused targeting - and how to make sure your ads remain profitable (and scalable).

Plus...

THE 10K READERS STUDENT SUPPORT NETWORK

  • You Didn't Think I'd Leave You High and Dry, did You?

    Because this is the first year Your First 10,000 Readers has been available, I will PERSONALLY be on hand to support you through everything in the online training.

    Not that I think you’ll need it – but I’ll be here to keep you on the straight and narrow. Here’s how:

    Lifetime Technical Support: any technical questions with your course access or functionality, reach out any time for an answer and my team will get right in touch.

    24/7 Support via Facebook: I’ve created a dedicated, customers-only group, where you can get answers to common questions and any burning issues. I’ll also drop by every day to make sure you get the support you need to get results!

    60 Days of Priority Email Access to Me: If your questions can’t be answered by my team or through the Facebook group, I’ll step in to help you out personally. I will only be offering this bonus service for THIS launch – because this training is so new, I want to be on-hand to help you out (but I won’t be offering this forever).

  • And, of Course...

    Lifetime updates! As the course grows over time, you’ll be grandfathered in at the current price and you’ll never pay a penny for updates to the course.

So Now You're Thinking: "How do I Get Started?"

How much will I need to invest in "Your First 10,000 Readers"?

You could try to figure it out on your own and spend thousands and thousands, or spend tens of thousands on an MBA or MFA (which won’t help). Or, you could hire a consultant for $7,500 - $12,000+ (I know these rates, because that’s what I charge), but the full 10k Readers System will only cost you a fraction of that time and expense.

For the full Your First 10,000 Readers step-by-step system you will be paying only $167 a month for 4 months.

And yes - you get full access to all the materials with your first payment.

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You will get full access to all the materials and can get started today for as little as $167

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30-Day No Questions Guarantee

This is the deal: following the system and processes I’ve laid out for you in the 10k Readers training literally changed my life. This system has also helped tons of other authors do the same. I’m so confident Your First 10,000 Readers will work for you, I’m putting my money where my mouth is. If you go through the modules and don’t get any results, we don’t deserve your money.

All you need to do is request a refund within 30 days, and your investment will be returned to you 100%. No questions asked.

So, if you think there’s even a slight chance that Your First 10,000 Readers can help you, you should enroll today.

Because you’ll get full access to all the materials, and if you decide it’s not for you within 30 days, you’ll get a full refund. That’s why I’m happy to offer this risk-free guarantee.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • q-iconI Write Non-Fiction. Will this Course Work for Me?

    Absolutely. This system works for any genre. I’ve seen great results from Non-Fiction authors, Fiction Authors, How-To authors, children’s authors, Teen and YA authors, Romance authors, Science Fiction authors, Fantasy Authors… the list is endless! The concepts apply whatever genre you write in. It’s all about finding your audience and building a connection (a universal benefit!).

  • q-iconI've Only Got One Book - Will this Course Work for Me?

    Definitely. I’ve shown you in the free videos leading up to this course that you don’t have to have a ton of books to make this work. All you need is one book (where you have publishing control or own the rights) and I’ll show you how to turn that into an asset that brings you new readers each and every day.

  • q-iconI’m a Traditionally Published Author. Can I use this Course?

    Yes, this will work for you too. All you need is ONE book that you control. So if you have deals in place with publishers for ALL your books, you’ll just need something you can publish on your own – which will help you get the results you need for ALL your books.

  • q-iconI’m Months or Years Away from Finishing my First Book. Will this Course Help Me?

    You need at least one book on the horizon to get the most out of this course, and I don’t cover how to write one (I’m assuming you know how to do this already). I’ve included plenty of strategies that will help you build your audience while you’re getting your first book ready for primc-time. And, don’t forget, I’m on hand to give you full support every step of the way.

Those Testimonials Again...

You know, just in case you skipped all the way to the bottom...

Joanna Penn

Within a few weeks, my fiction fanbase more than tripled – and conversion rates on my non-fiction website improved by over 50%. And with over 80,000 visitors a month, that makes a big difference! I recommend Nick's course if you're just starting out, OR if you're ready to take your author platform to the next level.

Joanna Penn, NYT & USA Today Bestseller of Fiction & Non-Fiction
David Gaughran

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. I'm very excited about my next launch, and introducing all these new readers to more of my work."

David Gaughran, Author of Let's Get Digital and Let's Get Visible
Matthew Iden

Following Nick Stephenson's techniques and spot-on, always-humorous coaching, I increased my author platform four-fold in about as many months...and that was while simultaneously writing two books and negotiating a publishing contract.

Matthew Iden, Bestselling Author of the Marty Singer Series - Published with Thomas & Mercer
Katerina Martinez

I learned your system and in the weeks since implementing it, I’ve made more money in sales since than I had in all of 2014! Before, I had only 60 subscribers to my mailing list. Now I have almost 200, and I’m not doing anything. They’re just coming to me. I can’t believe how effective your system is!

Katerina Martinez, Author of Paranormal Fiction
Tracey Alvarezy

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. I’m so glad I took Nick’s advice!

Tracey Alvarezy, Author of Contemporary Fiction
Justin Johnson

I went from selling 3 books per week - to 10-12 books per day and that was just in the first couple of days. It is now one month later, or thereabouts. I am now selling 90 - 120 books per day and that number seems to keep going up! I am amazed and truly grateful.

Justin Johnson, Children's Author

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