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Imagine if you had a direct connection with thousands of readers who loved reading your books. And imagine if those readers eagerly awaited the launch of your next book. How would that direct relationship with your readers change your writing career? How would you feel knowing that every time you started a new book project, you already had people excited to buy it and ready to recommend it to others?
In Your First 1000 Copies, seasoned book marketing expert Tim Grahl walks you through how successful authors are using the online marketing tools to build their platform, connect with readers and sell more books.
Tim has worked with over 100 different authors from top best sellers such as Hugh Howey, Daniel Pink, Charles Duhigg, Chip and Dan Heath, Ramit Sethi, and Pamela Slim to authors just get started on their first writing project. He has worked with authors across all fiction and non-fiction genres.
The result is Your First 1000 Copies and the Connection System, a plan that every author can immediately start using. The plan looks like this:


Permission - How to open up communication with your readers where you can reliably engage them and invite them to be involved.
Content - How to use content to engage with current readers and connect with new ones.
Outreach - How to ethically and politely introduce yourself to new readers.
Sell - How all of these steps can naturally lead to book sales without being pushy or annoying
Track - How to use modern online tools to see what's working and what's not working, and how to make decisions based on data.
This is a system that any author can immediately put in place to start building their platform. Whether you're a seasoned author looking to step into the new publishing landscape, or you're a brand new author, Your First 1000 Copies will give you the tools to connect with readers and sell more books.
©2013 Tim Grahl (P)2013 Tim Grahl
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By Author Guy on 11-25-13

Essential for Contemporary Authors!

Great content about how authors can take their careers (and, by extension, their lives) into their own hands. Tim's advice is both practical and revolutionary. Very empowering!

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By Michael Elliott on 06-21-14

A good audiobook narrated by the author

Unlike some people, I enjoy nonfiction audiobooks narrated by the author. It gives the book a flair that professional narrators can't. After all, the author knows best how to express the ideas.

That's the case here, as the author does a great job of expressing himself. I've listened to him in seminars and podcasts, and his voice is consistent.

Content-wise, this is the best book on marketing out there. If you're looking for something to listen to on the way to work, you can't do any better, especially if you're trying to focus on growing your mailing list.

Also, the bonus interview at the end with Tim was totally unexpected and greatly appreciated. I almost missed it, though.

Performance-wise, this could have been better, but that's to be expected from an author-narrated book. There were a few run-on sentences and choppy reads that could have been better. They weren't too distracting, but they were noticeable.

This was a great audiobook, and I'd definitely listen to it again.

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By J.S.J on 01-24-17

Well worth a read

What made the experience of listening to Your First 1000 Copies the most enjoyable?

Great title, perhaps misleading – or perhaps not, as I’ve not yet put the ideas of this book into action :) <br/><br/>Though I partly sympathised with another review that says – 'it’s one basic idea – create a subscriber list,' I feel the book turned out to offer a lot more. For example Grahl makes really good points about social media which, after a year of experiment and expenditure, I whole-heartedly agree with. Also, we can all create a website with a subscriber widget – but how to make it effective and work for us? May as well spend a couple of quid and spend a couple of hours listening to an audio that explains how to make it for us. Well worth the investment. <br/><br/>I listened to the whole thing in a short time, and have taken a lot away from it, so I would definitely recommend this to people wondering if this book would be advantageous to them and if they should give it a go. <br/>

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By Maggie McTiernan on 05-24-17

great read

good practical advice, useful and entertaining. great to hear from someone who has been there and done it successfully.

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