Selling 10,000 copies in a year

The 10K Experiment

Tim Grahl, author of Your First 1000 Copies: The Step-by-Step Guide to Marketing Your Book, has just announced his project – The 10k Experiment, where he hopes to sell 10,000 copies of his book before June 2014 (he’s at 3.5k so far).

The good thing about this is that as he experiments with different book promotion techniques, he’ll be sharing the journey with us. You can sign up for communications about this journey via the signup on The 10K Experiment page.

Of course, it’s canny marketing in itself, if you’ve not already discovered Grahl’s book marketing book.

2 interesting email newsletter facts for writers


The number one thing we are told to do as writers wanting to build platform, is to have an email newsletter of some form or other.

Despite the constant debate over whether we should blog (and who to, what about) or how much time and effort should be put onto other social media aspects, the one direction every guru out there gives us is to have a newsletter.

Newsletters let us inform and engage, no matter what our other platforms and websites are doing. And subscribers are kind enough to give us permission to enter their inbox to do so.

Here are two interesting facts about newsletters:

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