033: The Ebook Revolution and the Future of Publishing Books

In today’s show, Tom Corson-Knowles shares data, facts and insights into global ebook and print sales and the future of publishing. If you don’t understand the numbers, it’s hard to make good decisions as a publisher!

Global print book sales are predicted by PWC to decline by over $10 billion by 2018 (that’s a $10 billion decline in a market of only $80 billion!). Those sales will all be replaced by sales of eBooks, which means the industry is stagnant. In fact, after inflation, the publishing industry in the United States is actually declining.

Yet, even in a declining industry, there’s a massive opportunity to earn a huge amount of money, especially for independent and self published authors. Why? Because there’s a huge wealth transfer happening right now, and anytime there’s a wealth transfer it creates opportunities for new entrants to earn a fortune.

That’s why we’ve seen hundreds of success stories of self published authors like Hugh Howey, Amanda Hocking, John Locke and many others. Most of the sales for most self published authors come from eBooks, and it makes a lot of sense.

Physical distribution is almost completely locked up by major publishers. Most print books in the trade market are now sold in big box retailers – CostCo, Walmart, Target, Kmart, etc. The Big Publishers pay millions for prime placement for books, and they’ve pretty much shut out the competition.

But with eBooks, there’s a brand new, totally open playing field. Amazon dominates the US and UK eBook markets (the two biggest eBook markets in the world currently), and anyone can now publish their eBooks on Amazon. No more gatekeepers. No more monopoly. No more big profits for major publishers. And a whole lot of new opportunity for authors who take advantage of self publishing.

This show will give you some key insights into what’s going on right now in the industry, why eBook sales are still growing despite a global economic slowdown, and why print sales are declining globally.

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026: Adam Kosloff, the Writer on Fire, Shares How to Double Your Writing Speed

Adam Kosloff is one of the fastest writers on earth.  He owns and operates a booming ghostwriting business for high-end clients like attorneys and doctors who want high quality books written quickly. He’s also a bestselling author published with TCK Publishing and a freelance writer for various businesses.

In today’s show, Adam shares his top tips for increasing your writing speed, productivity and quality at the same time. Adam says writing is like a business, and he’s applied business best practices to his writing work to become a writer on fire.

Here are a few things we talk about with Adam in the interview:

  • How to double or triple your writing speed by using a structure, process, plan and system rather than “pantsing” or just trying to wing it. A few minutes of planning can save you hundreds of hours of work in the long run. That’s a high ROI on time, your most valuable asset.
  • How Adam created one of the fastest growing ghostwriting services for professionals by offering super-fast turnaround and high quality work.
  • Why speed is actually the easiest way to improve your quality (they say practice makes perfect, which may not be true, but it definitely makes you a better writer).
  • Why the best way to get over writer’s block is to just sit down and write (and some other really cool tips that will blow your mind).
  • A simple method for increasing your writing speed and productivity that’s a little counterintuitive, but the results will astound you.
  • How doubling your rates for freelance writing gigs is the fastest way to double your income (and reduce your workload, giving you more time to write your own books and earn income from royalties for long-term financial security).
  • Why you must look at you writing career like a business, and how to optimize everything you do to get more done in less time.

Grab your pen and get ready to take notes, because you’re about to learn how to turn your passion into profits!

Connect with Adam and his ghostwriting services at www.virtuosoebooks.com

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06: Book Marketing, Publicity, Building a Platform, and Finding a Traditional Publisher

Rick Frishman is a bestselling author and publisher at Morgan James Publishing. He’s worked on publicity and marketing campaigns for some of the biggest authors including Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield’s Chicken Soup for the Soul series, Brendon Burchard’s Life’s Golden Ticket, John Grisham, Harvey Mackay, T. Harv Eker, Tim Ferriss, and many more.

In this interview, Rick shares best practices and tips for authors who want to:

  • Get more publicity without spending a lot of money.
  • Get your nonfiction book proposals read by agents and publishers (and a proven template for writing book proposals that work).
  • How to get a great author website without overpaying (and how to turn your website into a lead magnet that attracts readers and helps you sell more books).
  • How to build your author platform and author brand using the power of the internet and social media.
  • How to get $10,000 of publicity for just a few hundred dollars using a discounted press release service and some smart and savvy marketing.

Grab your notebook and pen and get ready to take notes, because you’re about to learn how to make some serious Publishing Profits.

To learn more about Rick Frishman, visit his site at rickfrishman.com

To learn more about the Publishing Profits Podcast show, join us at www.PublishingProfitsPodcast.com

To learn more about TCK Publishing, visit www.TCKPublishing.com

01: How To Write a Bestselling Book Using The Four Bestseller Blueprints

All bestselling books follow one of four basic blueprints. Are you writing with the blueprint for success?

Hey there it’s Tom Corson-Knowles, #1 bestselling author of The Kindle Publishing Bible series and founder of TCK Publishing. Welcome to the Publishing Profits Podcast where our mission is to help you turn your writing into a profitable career.

In today’s show, we have an incredible guest for you. Her name is Robin Hoffman. She’s a successful entrepreneur, author and writing coach. Robin and I both know that creating a bestselling book isn’t just about marketing – it’s about the entire writing, publishing and marketing process. And it all starts with your first book idea.

You see, Robin has studied some of the bestselling books in the world, the ones that have sold hundreds of thousands or millions of copies, and she discovered that there are only four bestseller blueprints or book structures that these bestsellers used. You’re about to discover exactly what these four bestselling blueprints are and how to use them to give your next book a better shot at becoming a bestseller.

In the interview, you’ll learn:

  • The Four Bestseller Blueprints that are universal to all bestselling books. There are only a few ways to structure a book, and understanding this structure is crucial to crafting a great book that can become a bestseller and get your message and story out to the world in the most effective manner.
  • Why the Three-Act Book Structure is so universal, and how to use it to turn your stories into legends.
  • How to structure non-fiction books for maximum exposure and impact.
  • How to position yourself as a true expert in your field, and how to turn your book into an author platform that can skyrocket your business, your career and your influence.
  • The importance of self-editing and working with the right editor for you.
  • The most common mistakes first-time authors make when it comes to structure and story, and how to nip these mistakes in the bud so you don’t waste years struggling to write a book with the wrong structure (and little hope of success).
  • A few bonus tips on how to craft a bestselling book from idea to publishing and beyond.

So grab your notebook and pen and get ready to take notes, because you’re about to learn how to make some serious Publishing Profits.

To learn more about Robin, visit her at www.GetPublishedCoach.com

To learn more about the Publishing Profits Podcast show, join us at www.PublishingProfitsPodcast.com