PLR blog content is useful for reasons that will suit many people including discerning authors. This may seem strange since you would expect them to write their own material. The fact is that they do, but a great deal of work goes into writing a good article or post, and sometimes even authors just don’t have the time to produce writing of high quality. This is where good PLR blog content can be useful. A good PLR author will have done the necessary research for the piece.
Find a reputable PLR provider
There are reputable companies out there offering PLR articles. However, most of the firms you will find are just reselling other people’s work that has been spun and respun so many times that it doesn’t make sense any longer. Yet others are selling plagiarized content. If you find one that offers high-quality PLR content, then you should make a note of it.
Choose a PLR topic or keyword phrase
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Find PLR blog content based on that topic
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Add images, videos, links, etc.
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Publish your PLR content!
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Learning how to sell books as an author is one of the most difficult things you’ll ever do. It is far more difficult that actually writing a book. However, if you follow these tips, you’ll be on your way to success!
Authoring a book is a great way to share your knowledge and experience with others. It’s also a good way to earn extra money while doing something you love, but actually selling a self-published book can be frustrating and disappointing. Selling books is not like selling other items like, say, coffee pots. Books are cheap items, often costing less than a cup of coffee, although it takes fifteen to twenty minutes to drink a coffee, yet about a week to read a book! Nevertheless, readers demand excellence, and satisfaction on a higher level than they do from the coffee vendor!
Not only that, but readers think that they are taking a big risk with their $5 if they spend it on an unknown writer, so this is where you as an unknown indie-author have to come from.
Create A Good Cover Page.
You need to make sure that your cover page has a professional appearance. This means that the font should be large enough so that people can read it easily. Also, the background colour should match the theme of your book. If you’re writing a children’s book, then use bright colours. If you’re writing about politics, then choose a dark background. So, perhaps, if you are new to this, you could employ a skilled agency. The one that produced the cover above charged $38 for the design in four formats, which is a fantastic deal. (See below).
Write A Great Title.
Make sure that your title is catchy and interesting. It should also be short and concise for a novel, longer perhaps for non-fiction. Don’t write something like “How to sell books as an author.” Instead, try something like “The Ultimate Guide to Selling Your Book as an Author” or “Selling Your Book as an Author – Step by Step”. Novels will require a similar, but slightly different, approach. Look at other titles in your genre on a best selling list.
Find The Right Platform To Sell Books As An Author.
There are so many different platforms out there that it’s hard to choose just one. If you’re looking to make money online, Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) might be right for you. KDP allows authors to upload ebooks directly to Amazon’s website. Once uploaded, readers can purchase books through Amazon’s site. Some authors prefer to go for the scattergun approach and publish on all platforms. There is at least one publisher that will spread your book around all the famous companies and hundreds of unknown ones. (See below).
Build Relationships With Other Authors.
You should also consider building relationships with other authors who write similar books. This will help you find common ground and build trust between you and your potential customers. It’s also a good idea to join groups where people share ideas and experiences related to writing and publishing. Such groups are available on private websites, writers’ organisations, writers’ influence groups, and The British Library etc. Facebook, Reddit and Tik-Tok also host authors’ discussion pages.
Promote Yourself And Your Work.
If you’re looking to sell books as an author, you need to promote yourself and your work. Start by creating an author website that includes a biography, links to your books, your social media accounts, and contact information. Then, start sharing your story online through not only traditional social media like blogs, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest, but also Tik-Tok, Inkitt and Wattpad.
You will need to know something about marketing, promoting or advertising. It’s all the same really. If that is an alien concept to you, then you will need to realise soon that that is part and parcel of being an indie-writer. No-one is going to sell your books for you. Publishers and aggregators will put them on their virtual bookshelves, but no-one will know that they are there unless you – yes, you! – tell them. You can employ people to help you, but it is hard to know who is a honest and who is not; who knows the job, and who doesn’t.
I think that the correct ratio of writing to promoting is 3:4, but I have a lot of books to promote and have been doing it for more than a decade. If you have only one, or two books, perhaps you will get away with 2:5. Although, that depends on how much you know about marketing. Perhaps, 3:4 is still right, until you you know more about how to sell your book(s).
Sell Books as an Author!
Learning how to sell books as an author is a very difficult journey. It can seem soul-destroying, but you have to take comfort from every little success. If you are lucky, you will meet some fantastically interesting people, and you will receive the snippets of praise from readers that keep an author going.
First, I would like to set out my credentials to the translators and narrators reading this article.
I have been writing for many years, but before that, I was a translator of six languages into English. Then audiobooks began to take off in about 2018, but I am a little dyslexic, and so am a hesitant, unreliable reader.
However, I have written 175 books, and I got into translating them quite quickly. So, to sum up, I have about 800 publications in forty languages as I am writing this piece.
Translators and Narrators
I am indebted to many translators and narrators for getting us to this point. For I truly believe that big things can only come from co-operation.
Having said that, very few of those translators and narrators have earned enough to draw a payment from the publishers It saddens me greatly, and this is the point of this article.
Why is that?
After years of thought on the matter, I am convinced that it has to do with out-dated, old-fashioned snobbery. Sorry, guys, but in the good old days, translators and narrators went to university, got a good job, performed it and earned their money per job or per week. They had a status.
However, nowadays, a lot of these guys are out of a job, and are taking gigs translating and narrating books privately. All well and good, but who is going to sell these books?
Previously, it did not concern them. That was the client’s responsibility.
Sales and Marketing
The translators and narrators have no experience. In fact, in many societies, selling is considered menial. It is not something that a university graduates think they should have to stoop to.
My point is that those days have gone!
Many translators and narrators rely on the author to sell their product, but talking from my own experience, I don’t know anyone in most of the languages that my books exist in.
I may know two or three Arabs, a couple of Hindus, a few Spanish people, a Dutchman and a German, but I can’t sell enough books to that little lot to keep a hundred people going! Not with the best will I the world.
The only people who do know enough are the translators and narrators!
They have to sell the books or no books get sold!
Having said that, the author has to provide all the marketing material and support necessary to enable success, and translators and narrators have to climb down from their high horses and accept that the world has changed, and that sales and marketing are not dirty words.
I need to learn how to edit in Photoshop, and my proficiency level is rock-base bottom.
‘Why?’ are you asking? Well I’ll get into that in a moment.
I’ve written extensively recently about the quality of my book covers… or it is not that so much. They were excellent book covers in their day between five and ten years ago, but now they look a little jaded, old-fashioned even.
So, as I have written before, I have started to commission new book covers, and the firm that I have chosen also sends a ‘master’ in Photoshop format. This is perfect for me, because many of my books have been translated, so ‘all’ I have to do is change the text for the cover design of the translation.
Herein lies the rub. My Photoshop Proficiency is zero, and, I don’t even have the Photoshop application, which is rather expensive, I think.
An Alternative to Photoshop
Well, there is a fix for not having Photoshop; Gimp is a free alternative. However, both Gimp and Photoshop seem horrendously difficult to learn from where I am now.
Perhaps, I could get the book cover editing done on Fiverr, but something tells me that it is better to learn how to make the changes myself.
So, that’s what I’m going to do. I reckon that it will take at least a week to get my Photoshop proficiency up to the level necessary for photo editing, but so be it. You can find examples of my efforts on this blog. Click ‘Foreign Translations’ in the title bar and choose a language or book title.
Update: I have spent a week learning Gimp now, and I haven’t even scratched the surface of its capabilities. There is so much mouse work! You have to click an are to select it, then click a function to bring up first-level options; then click on a ‘topic’ to bring up more options, and so on until you find the function you want. This is sort of to be expected, but it is really difficult to remember which functions are three or four levels below a top-level word.
There is no way that I will be able to learn Photoshop or Gimp in a month… six months is probably closer to the mark.
People say that one should never judge a book by its cover, but it is widely acknowledged that having a great book cover is the best way of selling books. It seems that people do not pay any heed the ancient advice.
To be fair to readers though, there isn’t a lot more to go on when one is standing in a bookshop with a choice of two novels in one’s hands. Otherwise, there is the title (and subtitle), the author’s name, but it could be an unknown, and the blurb, which could be the best piece of writing that the book contains!
Don’t laugh! It really could be… it could have been written by an expert for the author.
Why, only recently, Elon Musk admitted to doing exactly the same, and he is far from being the only one… very far!
I also recently saw a writer asking the question whether it was more important to have a good book cover or to have the book well edited. The overwhelming response on the forum was that if the cover is unappealing then no-one will ever know about the poor editing!
Most people judge by appearances in their everyday lives anyway, don’t they? Clothes, fruit, people… and books.
Once you realise that, it is obvious what you have to do to have a chance of selling books.
To this end, I have started to revamp some of my father’s books… with his permission, of course. I have learned how to make fantastic-looking 3D covers, and even better posters incorporating them!
We are also looking at professional cover designers to see if one catches our eye.
Nevertheless, we are both very proud of the book selling magnets, that we call cards, and are confident that they will increase sales.
Here’s hoping for a bigger share in the book selling market 🙂
PS: If you are a writer and would like to see whether I can help you with a book-selling magnet card too, please get in touch using the form at the top of the page 🙂
** Update ** If you are looking for a new cover for your book album or website/social media click the link below for a unique cover with unlimited updates for less than $40!
When the property is there, but it’s value is not being realised…
I know an author… Yes, all right, my father, Owen Jones, who has 1250 publications registered in his name on Amazon. Furthermore, they are all original books penned by him. However, he is not making a living from the books that he has created.
Many of his original works in English have been translated. Not only that, but all those books in English, and many other languages, exist as ebooks, paperbacks, audiobooks and even hardbacks.
I’ll say it again: 1250 publications with his name on them to date!
However, they are earning next to nothing… a giant pizza a week. He is not really making a living from books. In fact, he was earning more from his first few books ten years ago, than he is from all these hundreds now.
This doesn’t seem right to me. When I ask him about it, he says he likes writing and working with other writers both home and abroad. He suggests that he has probably fallen behind modern marketing methods.
I don’t know whether that is true or whether his low sales are attributable to the global slowdown that is a result of Covid. Nevertheless, whatever the reason is, there has to be a way to improve his situation.
Anyway, I am determined to find out how we can rectify the situation. When we do, we are willing to share our findings.
So, are there other authors out there in the same boat? Is there anyone out there who knows how to cash in on all this intellectual property?
I’m looking for a marketing expert who is willing to help us for a fair, even generous, percentage of sales. Furthermore, if the scheme works for us, then I would gladly refer you to other writers.
Please contact me, if you want, using the form in the title bar.
Daisy’s Chain – set in the rich person’s paradise of Marbella, Southern Spain
People say that one should never judge a book by its cover, how many times have you been given that advice? However, it is widely acknowledged that having a great book cover is the best way of selling books. It seems that people do not heed the ancient advice; and why should they? We judge each other by appearances, even first appearances, every day, so why wouldn’t this apply to every item we are considering, including books.
Only recently, Elon Musk admitted to doing exactly the same, and he is far from being the only one… very far! Not only that, but he is an intelligent person, who has demonstrated his ability in many business ventures such as PayPal, Tesla and Space X – household names!.
I also recently saw a writer asking the question whether it was more important to have a good book cover or to have the book well edited. The overwhelming response on the forum was that if the cover is unappealing then no-one will ever know about the poor editing!
It is simply just true… most people judge by appearances.
Once you realise that, it is obvious what you have to do to have a chance of selling books. To this end, I have started to revamp some of my father’s books… with his permission, of course. I have learned how to make fantastic-looking 3D covers, and even better posters incorporating them!
We are both very proud of these book selling magnets, and are confident that they will increase sales.
Here’s hoping for a bigger share in the book selling market 🙂
PS: If you would like to see whether I can help you too, please get in touch either via the form in the title bar or by searching for my profile on this blog.
My recent foray into creating 3D book covers has been an outstanding success, so this is just a quick update, and a pat on my back 🙂
My colleague and father, Owen Jones, has been so astounded by his new artwork that he has said, to quote: ” I have admitted elsewhere on this blog to having been distracted by short-term gains and destroying the foundations of my business. “One of the casualties, perhaps the most serious, has been my failure to keep up with modern trends in book covers, because people do judge a book by its cover! Just as the owner of a clothes shop would not dress the mannequins in the window only once in ten years, neither should an author set and forget his or her book covers.
“Chalita has opened my eyes to this, and it is now all too obvious. She has dragged my book covers from the Stone Age to the 22nd Century in just two days, and me along with them!”
OK, he is my Dad, but I agree with him 🙂
3D Book Covers
He used to promote using his 2D book covers, well-designed though they were, and leave it at that.
The problem is, that that was good enough a couple of years ago, but it definitely is not now.
Nowadays, an author needs a 3D cover as an absolute minimum. Even better is a composite of the cover in several formats, and best of all…. that composite should be part of a collage, which we are calling a Sales Magnet Card (after the Twitter cards), or a Sales Magnet Flier.
If you don’t know what I am taking about, then you are out of touch too, but look at the image at the top of this post for an example.
However, if you would like me to help you display your book covers to their full potential in a Sales Magnet Card, please get in touch via the form in the top menu bar (CONTACT US) or leave a comment below.
My Dad, Owen Jones, is a writer, as regular readers of my blog will already know, and has been a author of books for ten years on February 21st 2022. I was a teenager then, but I remember the excitement of the occasion very well.
It had taken him about fifteen years to produce a book from his father’s automatic writings as a Spiritual Healer, and the last thing that he had to do was produce a cover for the book.
Looking back on it, it probably shouldn’t have, but it did come as a shock that he would have to do that as well. Now, my Dad knows his way around the Internet, but this was a totally new experience, and it was for me too.
Anyway, to cut a long story short, he did that and uploaded everything to the leading online bookshops of the day.
The cover was basically a flat image of the front cover of the book, but that was what all authors were providing at the time.
However, over the years, some more design-savvy authors began to provide more eye-catching cover images.
As far as I recall, it began with spread-eagled shots of the front and back covers plus the spine. They were definitely a big improvement.
Modern Digital Designs
After that, book covers went 3-D, and that is even better in my opinion, as a general item, but there are specialised uses for all three styles.
Finally, so far, that is, some authors are putting modern digital designs and the 3-D covers with the blurb on a relevant background image, and that is the bee’s knees in book advertising covers for me.
Look at the postcard I made for my father at the top of this page.
I am thinking of learning how to do this, so if you are interested, please encourage me to get into modern digital designs with an email.
If you follow this blog, you will know that my writing life suffered a tremendous kick in the teeth in mid-2021. If you don’t know, then there is an article on this blog warning about my writing experience with virtual assistants.
Anyway, that aside, since I was ultimately to blame as the team leader who took his eye off the ball, I have really struggled for six months to work out how I can recover from this setback, which has reduced my earnings by 90%
It is is so serious a loss to me, that survival abroad has seemed precarious for six months.
My writing experience
However, I have started to emerge from the tunnel because I think that I have found a way forward.
In 2021, 90% of my income came from audiobooks, and I had about a hundred of them. I have still not got to the bottom of what happened, because Audible will not talk to me. So far, only talking about the English language books, they have de-listed my fifteen most popular audiobooks, but won’t tell me why.
I think that I have found a way out. I am hopeful, but everything is still in trial. If something similar has happened to you, contact me via this website, and I will share my experience with you.
I opened a Facebook account shortly after it launched, and after a couple of name changes, I settled for OwenJonesWriter. Pretty succinct, but it described me and my activities very well.
I had various spurts of activity, and inactivity, on my Facebook account, but I gradually built up a following of about 3,000 friends, acquaintances and complete unknowns, as one does.
As you probably already know, I am a writer, and writers want to sell books, so I incorporated Facebook into my sales strategy along with Twitter, many social media accounts and my blog.
By using devices such as smarturl.it I was able to see where most of the click-throughs to my books came from. It is impossible to track actual sales in this way, but most of the clicks on my sales links on Amazon came from my blog and Twitter
There was absolutely no doubt about that. Facebook was delivering at most about 5% of those two combined.
Then, one morning, I turned on my computer to discover that my Facebook account had been blocked or banned or shut down, whatever you want to call it, for ‘spamming’. I have never ever spammed anyone, so I sought clarification, but they would reveal nothing other than (paraphrased) ‘…they had to keep the Facebook community safe, because I had been accused of spamming by several of their members’.
So, it seems to me, that if you want to shut your opposition down, you just have to get a few friends to complain to Facebook about spam.
This is obviously open to abuse, and is madness… it is Facebook Idiocy in the extreme!
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NB: The Ultimate Promo Package is subject to limited availability because I need to read each book in order to provide a review – no more than one package a week (not per person – in total)!
Stage One: Lift off provides a powerful push to get your work noticed. Within a month, but at your own pace, we will produce an author interview, a book review, and a book sales’ page, which means that it will receive a random share of 30,000 banner adverts on MPS (Megan Publishing Services) a day and I will promote them on at least a dozen of the top Social media platforms
Stage Two: After-burner consists of creating six Tweets based on, and so uniquely relevant, to your work, which will be promoted across the Internet. The book review will be posted to Amazon US, Amazon UK and Goodreads. The Amazon US review will be available on ALL Amazon franchises around the world.
Stage Three: Cruising means promoting your work using three of your Tweets posted to my ever-growing band of 75,000 artistic reading and writing Twitter followers three times a day (every eight hours) for 365 days, which means that they will be seen potentially 82,125,000 times. Note that posting the Tweets every eight hours means complete global coverage within peak periods (due to the various time zones).
In short, the Ultimate Book Promo Package includes:
A review of your novel on my high-traffic website, Amazon and Goodreads (permanent placements).
Six Tweets based on your novel for you to use. I will send three of these Tweets to 75,000 of my followers three times a day for 365 days or at least 82,125,000 potential impressions.
An author interview about yourself and up to three of your books (permanent page).
A sales page for one of your books on Megan Publishing Services for one month.
Random banner ads out of approx 30,000 per day for one month (linked to sales page above).
Promotion of all website pages to more than a dozen Social Media accounts, including: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Livejournal, Plurk, Digg, Diigo, Tumblr, StumbleUpon, Reddit, Blogger, Surfit, Favoritus, Folk’d, G+, Favoritus and more.
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My first thought was why a company dedicated to communication would want a name that looks like a typo.
Anyway, I signed up for the free trial month of Blubrry hosting thinking ‘What have I got to lose?’
I want to say right from the start, that this is not the correct approach, because, if you’re like me, you will put a lot of effort into your new toy. So, after thirty days, you will not want to lose all that work. As it happened, I was very impressed with Blubrry Podcast Hosting and wanted to build on the foundation I had laid. So, I left my monthly subscription of $12 open and carried on.
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Blubrry Podcast Hosting can be wonderful, but it still requires work from you. This is what you need to factor in – your own commitment. I have spent years writing and posting 500-word articles – typically three or four times a week. Nowadays, I also convert them to speech and hand them over to Blubrry Podcast Hosting Services and my articles fly! But, you have to write the content first for the system to work. I would say that you need to write at least one a week, but the more you put in, the more you will get out!
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Are Indie Authors Their Own Worst Enemies? It is quite possible! Years ago, only five or six, many indie authors were doing ‘fairly well’ and were confident about their future – that their sales would continue to rise and that they would continue to write enthusiastically.
I started writing and self-publishing in 2012 and was selling ninety books a month by the end of the following year, and I was flying by the seat of my pants – I was learning how to market and distribute my three books as I went along, but was earning enough to live in Thailand, which admittedly was a cheap country to stay in those days.
There probably weren’t as many would-be writers back then either and there certainly weren’t as many books on the virtual shelves in online bookshops, but I think that there may be another factor at play for why Indie Authors might be Their Own Worst Enemies.
We all know that businesses exist to make money, and none are more brutal than the American Internet giants, and most of them make their money as a percentage of what they sell.
And this is my point.
In their struggle to become rich or and famous, too many novice writers pitch their books at 99c or even less. I regularly see “twenty ebooks for 99c”.
Now, I can understand why a misguided author may try to get his or her foot in the door using this tactic, but what about the Big Boys like Amazon? Are they going to be happy storing, serving and even promoting a 99c book or box-set for a 30% cut of 99c?
I wouldn’t be! Not when I can promote traditional publishers selling ebooks for $9.99 and paperbacks for $15.99 (or more)!
Think about it.
Amazon would earn 29c for selling an Indie author’s box set of three – a month’s supply of reading material – as opposed to $3 for one book!
Or, a concrete example: if both parties sell about one package a week, Amazon earns from:
The Cheap Indie Author: 50 x 27c = $13.50
Traditional Publisher: 50 x $3 = $150
It’s a no brainer!
The cheapos are paying only 9%!
So, are Indie Authors Their Own Worst Enemies?
They are NOT paying their way, and those who can’t see that are ruining it for everyone else.
I am convinced that Amazon has changed its algorithms to disadvantage indie authors because they sell their books too cheaply?
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Podcast: Are Indie Authors Their Own Worst Enemies?
The man, the entity, as I have learned to describe him, whom I have known as my father for all of my life, is Colin Jones. He gave me a few carrier bags in 1999 and asked me to read the contents and to write a book on it, if I could. Well, this is it: The Eternal Plan – Revealed.
At that time, I could not and time did not seem pressing so I put the bags in my safe at home. He passed away a few years later on his 72 birthday, the 21st February.
I, and all of our family were devastated, but I did nothing about ‘his papers’. I had no idea what to do.
A few years later, I moved abroad and wrote a novel. That took five years, although it is still unpublished. In 2011, I started a new venture publishing ebooks that I had written myself.
The courage to write these ebooks had come from writing the first book. I looked for ways to circumvent traditional publishing and came across Amazon’s Kindle.
I learned how to publish my ebooks through them and realised how to publish Dad’s book.
It took me a long time, but I think that I was guided by Spirit. I was a slow learner.
My Dad, Colin Jones, would never have said that these writings are his own. Rather he would say that he was inspired, in the true sense of the word. People told him what to write.
All of our family witnessed this over five or six decades. Sometimes, Dad would be sitting with us watching TV, but Dad’s eyes would be shut and he would be writing the pieces that you see in this ebook. He did automatic drawings too.
My brothers and I are very privileged to have been born with such a person, but as with most instances with parents, we realised it too late.
I hope that you enjoy the tranquil, yet so powerful words and ideas rxpressed in the The Eternal Plan – Revealed. I will expand it in later editions and eventually compile a sequel.
One last point, my father’s mother, Lavinia Jones, founded a spiritualist church in Barry, South Wales, where we lived and that church on Butrill’s Road is still running to this day.
Links to the Various The Eternal Plan – Revealed Websites
The audiobook is narrated by Steve Olsen, whose melodic, soft American accent expresses both the tranquility and the power of the words. Listen to the sample below or follow the link to the free audiobook.
The Eternal Plan – Revealed is in audiobook, ebook and paperback formats on Amazon and also available in other languages! See Foreign Translations above.
A Story of Love, Intrigue and the Underworld on the Costa del Sol
William Merryn Hill
Daisy, the proud daughter of a wealthy ex-London gangster, John, and his Spanish wife, Teresa, grew up in Marbella on the Costa del Sol, aka, the Costa del Crime. She idolised her parents and sought to impress her ageing father by helping him run the family businesses after uni. However, a disastrous error of judgement ends in family tragedy, and her mother puts Daisy on a safer path of helping the local community as a penance. Daisy’s Chain is a tragic tale with a pleasantly happy ending.
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