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I Want to Publish My Book But I Don’t Know How, New Book From J. Bruce Jones

I am pleased to announce the release of my new book I Want to Publish My Book But I Don’t Know How: Everything You Need to Know to Create an e-book or Print Book, Available in Print and Kindle

“I want to publish my book but I don’t know how to do it, please help me.” In my How to Publish Your Book Facebook Group I get some version of this question more than any other. Usually the book is written and that is as far as the author has gotten. Where do I start? What do I do? How do I publish my book? I have just published, now what do I do? These are really big and often confusing questions. So, let’s dive in and see if I can give you some direction and the basic overview of how you can publish your book.

I Want to Publish My Book But I Don’t Know How is set up in three parts depending on what your questions or needs are.

Part 1. Key Publishing Questions. Part 1 takes you through many of the basic questions that people ask about publishing their book. I talk about where to publish, what is print-on-demand, what is an ISBN number, CreateSpace, Kindle and how does copyright work.

Part 2. Writing, Creating and Publishing Your Book. Part 2 is an overview of the creating and publishing process. I have broken it down into 12 steps. We start with creating the content. Then print or e-book, what is involved and how do you do it, interior and cover. We move to publishing your book, how and where it is done and then one of my favorite topics, re-purposing your content for additional revenue. Includes the Self-Publishing Checklist.

Part 3. The Bonus Section. In the bonus section I cover four topics; how to launch your book as an Amazon best seller with a Best Seller Check List. How to create a book quickly using my Top Ten Technique and we wrap up with a resource list.

Part 1. Key Questions to Ask Before You Begin

My Story, Learning to Write at 53

Part 2. How to Write and Publish Your Book
Writing the Book
1. Writing Your Book
2. Collect Your Graphic Assets, Images, Pictures, and Charts
3. Key Elements that Every Book Should Have
4. Editing Your Book
5. Pre-Edit Printed Proof
6. Six Different Options for Publishing Your Book.

Creating the Book
7. Creating a Kindle e-book, Including a Kindle Formatting Guide
8. Creating a CreateSpace/Amazon Print Book, Inside and Cover
9. Creating a Quick Print Book

Publishing Your Book
10. Uploading and Publishing Your Book
11. Launching and Marketing Your Book

Re-Purposing Your Book’s Content
12. Re-purposing Your Book Content for Additional Products

Self-Publishing Checklist

Part 3. Bonus Content
• Making an Amazon Best Seller
• Best Seller Checklist
• Top Ten Technique for Creating a Book
• Publishing ResourcesI am pleased to announce the release of my new book I Want to Publish My Book But I Don’t Know How: Everything You Need to Know to Create an e-book or Print Book, Available in Print and Kindle

I Want to Publish My Book But I Don’t Know How is available at Amazon.com
Paperback
Kindle

5 Day Book Marketing Challenge Releases, Give Your Book a Footprint in the World

5 Day Book Marketing Challenge Schedule

5 Day Book Marketing Challenge Schedule

I am is please to announce the release of the 5 Day Book Marketing Challenge for anyone who is trying to market their book. This Challenge is free to all participants and is being held in the How to Publish Your Book Facebook Group.

This challenge is designed for authors who currently have a book on Amazon and need to tune up their marketing and give it more life. But also new authors who will find it valuable as they begin to launch their books will find it valuable. Marketing your book is essential for publishing success. The Challenge is being released in Facebook over 5 days plus a Prep Day to a get ready and a Success Day at the end. Starting this weekend, July 29, 2017.

5 Things to Do to Market Your Book

5 Things to Do to Market Your Book

We will start with Day 1, July 31, on Monday July 31 and building a Media Kit, Day 2 we dive into your Amazon sales page, Day 3 is Social Media Day, on Day 4 we are going to make a simple Book Trailer Video and Day 5 we learn about Author Websites and Blogs. There is a companion book, 5 Things to Do to Market Your Book and a Workbook to record your success. Both books are available in the Facebook Group. Hope to see you and much success to marketing your book.​

 

 

5 DAY BOOK MARKETING CHALLENGE SCHEDULE

VIDEOS AVAILABLE NOW
Day 0: [Prep Day] Live

COMING NEXT
Day 1: [Media Kit Day] July 31, 2017
Day 2: [Amazon Day]
Day 3: [Social Media Day]
Day 4: [Video Day] YouTube/Facebook Live
Day 5: [Website Day] Author Website and Blogs

BONUSES
Day 6: [SUCCESS DAY] Rinse and Repeat Day Plus Bonuses

I hope you are already members of the How to Publish Your Book Facebook group if not click this link and join, https://www.facebook.com/groups/HowToPublishYourBo…

The How to Publish Your Group on Facebook now has over 2,000 members and is a great place to meet authors, as questions about self-publishing and launch your books.

Thank you again for being part of this publishing community and much success with your books

J. Bruce Jones Is the author and publisher of over 40 books, including the Book Marketing Checklist for Self-Publishing, Available on Amazon. I love teaching other people how to make and publish their own books. There is nothing like seeing an author hold their own new book in their hands.

Bruce is the creator of the 5 Day Book Marketing Challenge, to learn more or to purchase the full Challenge course with Bonuses please click here, 5DayBookChallenge.com

Book Marketing Checklist Media Collection, Watch, Listen or Read

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Video and Audio Media Package

Book Marketing Checklist for Self-Publishing Media Book Package with Video, Audio & PDF versions of the book
In Book Marketing Checklist for Self-Publishing I take you through the steps that you will need to successfully launch and sell your book.
One of the most common questions I get asked by new authors is “What’s Next?” They have pushed the published button and launched their book on Amazon.com and then go, what do I do now? Books don’t market themselves just because you are on Amazon. You need to be involved on a regular basis with getting your book out to the world and getting people to buy it. This is true wither you are an indie author or you have a publishing company behind you. Books need to be marketed in order to find customers.
This Media Package, which includes the lessons I have learned from creating and marketing over 40 of my own books, includes each chapter in Video, Audio and the entire book in PDF.

The Videos-mp4, Audios-mp3 and PDF book includes:
Chapter 1: 3 Simple Things I Would Do to Market My Book

Part 1, Book Marketing Checklist
Chapter 2: General Book Marketing Concepts
Chapter 3: Start Marketing Your Book the Day You Start Writing
Chapter 4: Selling on Amazon
Chapter 5: Book Launch Prep & Build Out Your Media Kit
Chapter 6: Preparing for Your Book Launch and General Marketing
Chapter 7: Going for Best-seller Status
Chapter 8: On-line, General Book Marketing
Chapter 9: Making Your Book Trailer Video
Chapter 10: Off-Line Book Marketing

Part 2, Book Launch Action Plan
Chapter 11: Level 1, Marketing My Book with Little Effort and $0 Dollars
Chapter 12: Level 2, I Can Go a Little Bigger and Make a Little More Effort
Chapter 13: Level 3, I Want to Kick It Into Higher Gear, Try to Really Push It

Part 3, Book Marketing Resources
Buy and Download a Media Version of the Book Marketing Checklist for Self-Publishers, Including Video, Audio and PDF versions of the book.


Buy The Collection

How to Develop Your Own Product and Launch it in 15 Minutes, Interview with John North

I had a fun and informative podcast interview with John North of Evolvepreneur.club recently on all of the publishing and product developing things I do. We covered how easy it actually is to put together and sell a product on line. You can check out my podcast interview with John here. http://evolvepreneur.club/ep12-develop-product-launch-15-minutes-bruce-j-jones/

Interview with John North on developing and selling products online

Interview with John North on developing and selling products online

How to Market Your Book Online Course is Released

I am please to announce the release of my newest How to Publish Your Book course, How to Market Your Book

How to Market Your Book Online Course

How to Market Your Book Online Course

You have just published your first book? Are you asking “now what?” How do I market it? How do I get people to find it? Is this you? I am here to help. In this course I teach you everything I have learned about marketing and promoting my own books. I will teach you the concepts and tools to successfully market and sell your book. I am J. Bruce Jones and I am the author of over 35 books, selling over 3,600 books a year on Amazon.com in 5 of different categories.

In this online course covers:

  • General book marketing concepts, my main lessons
  • Ideally book marketing begins the day we start writing our books. This video covers stuff to do before you release your book
  • Amazon marketing, learn to use the most powerful store in the world to promote your book
  • Preparing for your book launch, getting your fans, platform and the market ready.
  • Everyone is trying to get an Amazon category best seller, Video 5 covers how.
  • When you get right into marketing having a media kit becomes very useful. This video walks you through what you need.
  • Your book is launched and on its way but the marketing doesn’t really ever stop. In Video 7 I talk about what you can do on an ongoing basis.
  • And finally we cover off line marketing. Not everything is the web, this video covers things you can outside of the web.

Bonus Videos
A big part of my book marketing is building a home on the web where everything can be directed. A place where your fans can learn more about you, Google can find you, your connections to Amazon and your social media. A great way to do this is build an author/book blog or website. In these two bonus video I show you how to build a book blog of your own

Bonuses
Book Marketing Checklist. I break it down to steps for each of the different tasks in this pdf booklet.
Book Marketing Action Plan, this pdf document gives you an outline for 3 different levels that you can work at for marketing your book. They go from simple and free to a full on book launch.

The course is available for download today,
CLICK HERE FOR HOW TO MARKET YOUR BOOK

Use discount code Bookmarketing for a 50% discount during the launch

How to Market Your Book Course with the Small Product Lab from Gumroad.com

Ok I am trying again. I recently participated in the first Small Product Lab 10 day product development project from Gumroad.com. That product was the How to Build a Facebook Group and it is almost done. I will finish it, life got in the way. I have been working on my big 7 Steps to Publishing Your Book Course which is just about finished up, editing the final videos. But it is huge course with around 60 videos. Tons of content, everything I know about publishing.

What I thought to do is to pull out some sections of that course and release some more focused, smaller learning. I put together a great module on book marketing called, How to Market Your Book with a book marketing check list, How to Create a Best Seller, and about 7 videos. With some re-branding and changing the video intros I could create a smaller, more focused course. Gumroad.com, which is this fantastic site that I use it all the time  for hosting small products of mine is running their third Small Product Lab. This would be a good motivator for releasing the product. Gumroad has a lot of training and information on how to make and sell products. Gumroad is an amazing site, what they do is host, deliver and handle all the back office ecommerce stuff for anything that you want to upload and sell.

The project lays out like this. Ten days, ten actionable lessons. Here’s the Gumroad game plan

Course Outline

  • Sept 28, What’s your product?  how to market

My product is called How to Market Your Book. is has 7 videos plus 2 bonus videos on how to make a book blog. The videos are based on my years of experience and what I have learned about marketing books. There are a million ways to go and it is one of the things that makes the process so confusing. I will also include a couple of handouts.

my quick course description
Learn the steps to marketing your new book. This course covers pre-book release marketing, book launching, how to get an Amazon bestseller and building your platform and media kit.

  • Sept 29, Plan, research and outline
  • Sept 30, Set up your profile
  • Oct 1, Start Marketing
  • Oct 2, Package it up
  • Oct 3, Work, assess, breathe
  • Oct 4, Decoding the pricing puzzle
  • Oct 5, Prep for launch day
  • Oct 6, Partner up
  • Oct 7, Reach out
  • Oct 8, Launch day!
  • Oct 14, Winner and honorable mentions announced

 

Learn How to Make a Book Cover for Your Createspace/Amazon Paperback Book

In this weeks How to Publish Your Book Show I will show how to layout a book cover for the print-on-demand site CreateSpace/Amazon. I will build the front, spine and back cover for the Amazon best selling book the Goddess Guide. Learn my layout tips and techniques in this hands on episode, Friday, August 14th at 2:00pm EST, 11:00 Pacific

The show will play over Google Hangout, click here to watch

How to Make a Book Cover for CreateSpace/Amazon

How to Make a Book Cover for CreateSpace/Amazon

How to Make a Kindle Book Cover with Canva, Google Hangout Show

In this weeks How to Publish Your Book Show with Bruce The Book Guy I will be showing you how to make a Kindle Book Cover using the website Canva.com. This is a great site for building web graphics and makes building a cover pretty easy

Do you want to publish your own book? It is one of the coolest things you can do and isn’t that hard. You most likely have everything you need right on your computer or that matter right on your phone.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE 7 Steps to Publishing Your Book

#canva  #kindle #bookcover

How to Build Your Author Platform Using a Facebook Group

Building Your Platform Using a Facebook Group

Building Your Platform Using a Facebook Group, slides for the videos

I am working on a quick little course as part of the Gumroad.com Small Product Lab 10 challenge. WEEEEEE. I am getting there and trying to keep up. One of the points they talk about is getting exposure and pushing your content out to the world. So ok, below is the outline for my course which I should be makeing into videos shortly. #SmallProductLab #SPLDay5

How To Build Your Author Platform Using a Facebook Group, On-Line Course

What is an Author Platform?
• Intro
• All the points of connection that you have with the world
• All your followers, social media, Factbook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube
• Customers, people who gave you money, bought your products
• Email list
• Event attendees, co-workers and family
• Members of associations or organizations that you belong to

Why is an Author Platform Important?
• These are the people that buy your books and products
• They hire you to speak at their events
• They give you reviews on Amazon
• They will spread your story and become your champions

Why Use a Facebook Public Group?
• Easy to set up
• Huge global audience
• Widely accepted
• People can discover and get to know you without to much engagement
• Easy to connect, speed to connecion, different levels of connection
• Easy for your fans to post and participate in your group and community
• Easy to share content, images, videos and files
• Easy to build your community

How to Make a Facebook Public Group
• Select a good name, search on group names, keywords, rolls off the tongue
• Go for the topic instead of your name, be the expert in your topic

• Step-by-Step setup
• Select your banner images, basic rules
• Banner file size 851 pixels x 315 pixels
• Preload your group with your own members and friends
• How to make a post
• Posting images, videos, files

How to Manage Your Facebook Group
• Thank all new members for joining
• Engagement and building your community
• Strategies for dealing with fans
• Setting rules and guidelines
• Enforcing your rules, kicking people out of your group
• Asking and answering questions, polls
• Introducing your projects and services, consulting
• Selling without selling

How to Create Content Quickly
• Write posts, create videos
• Answer questions
• Let the content come to you, notice what is going by in the stream of life
• Set up Google Alerts, review results, select and repost
• Subscribe to subject matter blogs and websites with newsletters and emails
• Subject matter forums
• Search and repost videos
• Encourage members to post, respond and contribute to each post

Build and Promote Your Group
• Promote everywhere
• Mention in your videos, your social media, and blog posts
• On your website set up a direct link button
• Add to your email signature

Building Your Platform
• Build your presence by highlighting your expertise
• Connect and build community
• Move people from your group to your website to your email list
• Gain Exposure

Mandala Happiness Coloring Books Now Available on Amazon.Com

Release Your Stress with the New Mandala Happiness
Adult Coloring Book Series by J. Bruce Jones

Mandala Happiness 1, 2 and 3, Mandala Coloring Books
Mandala Happiness is a new series of adult coloring books designed by J. Bruce Jones releasing June 2015. The books contain over 40 mandalas each for adults and grown ups to color. Perfect for inspiring creativity, reducing stress and coloring fun.

(Boston, Massachusetts, June 10, 2015) J. Bruce Jones and Bruce Jones Design Inc., announces the release of Mandala Happiness 1, 2 and 3 Celtic Designs, adult coloring books focusing on mandalas and their spiritual nature.

Coloring mandalas has been know to help reduce stress, inspire creativity and bring an inner calm. Mandalas have been used for ages as a way to connect with the spiritual world and with your inner self. Mandala coloring pages can bring out your spiritual side, establish a sacred space, and aid in meditation and relaxation. The Mandala Happiness color books are created by J. Bruce Jones and are designed for grown ups and adults of all ages. Each Mandala Happiness coloring book for adults contain over 40 outlined mandalas to draw, color and bond with. Each mandala is printed on the front of the page with a blank page behind so they are perfect for colored pens and markers, avoiding page bleed.

Mandala Happiness books are 8.5″ x 11, Black & White on White paper, paperback. Each book features over 40 mandalas. The Mandala Happiness coloring books are available at Amazon.com and MandalaHappiness.com. Price is $9.95

About Mandala Happiness the Series
Mandala Happiness is a new series of adult coloring books by J. Bruce Jones featuring mandalas and decorative designs. Releasing in June are Mandala Happiness 1, Mandala Happiness 2 and Mandala Happiness 3 with Celtic designs.

 

About J. Bruce Jones

  1. Bruce Jones is the author and creator of numerous coloring books for kids and students. His books focus on geography, cats and dogs, and alphabets. Bruce has been a graphic designer for the past 30 years and practices Tai Chi. Bruce has created over 30 books over the past 8 years..