Why Books Don’t Sell: How to Fix Issues and Increase Discoverability

Free Course

Whenever I do workshops or talk to indie authors, their number one question is: “Why isn’t my book selling?” The corollary to that is: "Does this mean it's just not good enough?”

That is a possibility. However, I would not make that assumption first. Assuming that you understand craft and that you had the book edited by someone who understands your genre, it is much more likely that you made a basic marketing error along the way.

In this free course, I'm going to share with you the top five reasons books don't sell and what you can do to fix that in the way you package and market your book on vendor sites and your website. There are six modules to this course.

  • Overview of Why Books Don't Sell and What An Author Can Expect
  • Designing a Cover That Draws Readers to Your book
  • Writing a Sales Blurb vs a Plot or Character Blurb
  • Finding Reviewers to Get Social Proof of Your Books Value
  • Selecting the Right Price to Maximize Finding Readers and Generating Income
  • Capitalizing on the Look Inside Feature to Make the Reader Click the Buy Button

Your Instructor

Maggie Lynch
Maggie Lynch
Maggie Lynch is the author of 20+ published books, as well as numerous short stories and non-fiction articles. Her fiction tells stories of men and women making heroic choices one messy moment at a time. Her nonfiction focuses on helping indie authors be successful in their careers. Maggie is also the founder of Windtree Press, an independent publishing cooperative with over 200 titles among 20 authors.

In 2013, after careers in counseling, the software industry, academia, and worldwide educational consulting, Maggie chose to devote her time to her career as a full time author. Her fiction spans romance, suspense, fantasy and science fiction titles. Her non-fiction focuses on guiding authors to success in planning, distributing, and marketing their completed work.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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