Thursday, June 20, 2013
Writing - Marketing - Author Marketing Club
Selling the books I've written, on the other hand, is proving difficult, and I'll bet it is for you too. A few months ago, I signed up for the free membership on Authors Marketing Club, however, I was too busy trying to sell my books to pay much attention to the regular emails I received. I know now that was a mistake. I know because my friend, Caleb Pirtle, told me it was a mistake - he'll do that.
Christina and I have been meeting weekly, by way of Google Hang Outs, with Caleb and his Venture Galleries partner, Stephen Woodfin. Our objective is to explore ways to sell our books - the fact that we've become good friends in the process is a bonus.
At our meeting Monday, Caleb said, "Have you tried Author Marketing Club Premium Membership?"
I said, "No, I'm too busy trying to sell books."
Caleb shook his head and said, "That's a mistake. The AMC Amazon Description Maker Tool alone is worth the price of membership."
Sometimes I think Caleb is psychic. As I mentioned in the opening line, writing books is easy. What I didn't say and should have is, describing my books is a talent I do not have. Well, all of that has changed. Caleb doesn't recommend anything he isn't sure of, so when we got through talking, I went to Author Marketing Club and signed up for Premium Membership. The first tool I tried was the Amazon Description Maker (after reading the .pdf paper and listening to the instructions). Here's my first Author Marketing Club assisted book description: click here
The description I had posted for the book wasn't a description at all, it was a synopsis. I've now proved that a synopsis will not sell a book.
After you've read the new description, I'd appreciate your comment on whether you think it will sell books or not.
The description generator is only one of many tools available to premium members, and I will check out every one of them.
Jim Kukral, the creator of AMC, has done a fantastic job, and he isn't finished yet - The premium membership, according to Caleb the Wise, is just getting better and better. Check it out - you won't be disappointed.