The Ultimate Book Marketing Crash Course

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Sell more books in less time.

And start building a marketing platform and skills that last your entire career...instead of a week.

BONUS UNTIL APRIL 19: Get the course for $99 ($60 off) and get a bonus 60m 1-on-1 call with me to discuss anything related to book marketing that you want.

I'm going to skip the long sell BS and get straight to the point: I designed the Ultimate Book Marketing Crash Course to get you up to speed on the key components of book marketing as fast as possible. That means 6 hours of up-to-date, laser-focused video showing you step-by-step how to build your brand and hone your marketing chops for the long haul.

Want to know what an effective cover looks like? Done.

How a hook-filled blurb is written? No problem.

Pluses and minuses of different lead magnets (or maybe just what the heck a lead magnet is)? Got you covered.

At the end, you'll walk out having designed your own marketing strategy, tailored to your personal strengths.

You'll understand why it works.

And you'll have the skills to start executing it.

Will there be hacks? Nah, not really. I've been fooled by all that. Spent years chasing my tail. Tried most of them. Probably twice. None of them work as good as this stuff.

And, weirdly, none of them work as fast, either.

So enough talk - you've got books to write, and you probably would rather put pen to paper than read a 65 page sales letter. Check out the free video on the page. If you like my teaching style (it's the same step-by-step, no fluff approach found in my written guides, just with all the added benefits of HD video), then consider joining. If not, totally cool.

By the way, if you've read the text-based Book Marketing Crash Course, this is going to cover similar ground. The main benefit here is I can dive further into topics that benefit from visuals (covers, branding), that text can't offer.

And if you have any questions, just reach out at nick@nicholaserik.com. I'll get back to you ASAP.

-Nick

Standard Edition Includes

  • 6 Sessions Covering the Core Components of Book Marketing
  • 15+ videos with 6+ hours of zero-fluff content aimed at building your brand and platform fast
  • Rolled out over the next month: first two sessions will be posted on April 21, Sessions 3 & 4 will be posted on April 28, and Sessions 5 & 6 will be posted May 5.
  • BONUS CALL UNTIL APRIL 19: get $60 off (normal price $159) and receive a bonus 60m, 1-on-1 consulting call with me that you can schedule any time during 2019. Ask questions and get direct feedback from me!

SESSION 1: FUNDAMENTALS

  1. The Ultimate Book Marketing Formula
  2. Key Principles & Business Fundamentals
  3. Strategy 101: How to Craft a Killer Marketing Strategy (and Why You Need To)

SESSION 2: MARKET RESEARCH

  1. Market Research: How to Pick a New Sub-Genre (or Crack Your Current One)
  2. Kindle Unlimited vs. Wide: A Breakdown and How to Choose What’s Right For You

SESSION 3: PROMOTION

  1. Promotion: How and When to Do It and How to Find What Works for You
  2. Amazon’s Algos: Using the Most Powerful Bookselling Force on the Planet to Ignite Your Sales

 

SESSION 4: BRANDING

  1. Covers: Key Elements and How to Get a Killer One (with a Brief Template to Give Your Designer)
  2. Blurbs: Key Elements and Three Simple Formulas for Writing Them
  3. Pricing: Two Methods for Pricing Your Book Correctly
  4. Categories and Keywords: What Matters, What's Noise
  5. Reviews: What They’re Useful For and How to Get Them

SESSION 5: MAILING LIST ESSENTIALS

  1. Organic Subscribers: How to Create a Passive List Building Machine
  2. Other Subscribers: Giveaways, Cross Promos, and How To Use Non-Organic Methods to Properly Grow Your List
  3. Engagement: Turn Your Subscribers into True Fans (and Sales)
  4. Autoresponders: Sell Your Books on Autopilot

SESSION 6: THE LAUNCH

  1. The Launch: A Step-by-Step, Flexible Framework for Launching Your Next Book
  2. Road to Launch: A look at the launch of my new series in May 2019, from planning to launch day.

BONUS SESSION

  1. 2x Your Productivity (3 Video Series) (will be released in June 2019)

OR, GET DIRECT FEEDBACK FROM ME WITH THE ULTIMATE EDITION

STANDARD

$159 $99 until April 19

BONUS UNTIL APRIL 19: get a bonus 60m consulting call to discuss anything related to book marketing

  • 15+ videos and 6+ hours of zero fluff marketing content
  • Bonus 2X Productivity Mini Course

ULTIMATE EDITION

$149 (only available until April 19)

BONUS UNTIL APRIL 19: get a bonus 60m consulting call to discuss anything related to book marketing

  • 15+ videos and 6+ hours of zero fluff marketing content
  • Bonus 2X Productivity Mini Course
  • (2x) 60m 1-on-1 calls to get feedback on assignments, ask questions, and discuss anything related to book marketing ($250 value). And with the bonus, you actually get three calls.
  • ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH APRIL 19: this package will never be offered again and is the best deal that will ever be offered on my consulting.

Get the Course!

You can sign up for the Ultimate Book Marketing Crash Course below. Checkout using credit card or Paypal.

I have an iron-clad, no questions asked 60-day money back guarantee. Just drop me an email and I'll refund your money. Note that after you schedule/redeem a consulting call, you're no longer eligible for a refund.

Note: again, the first two sessions (Fundamentals & Market Research) will be posted on April 21. The next two will be posted on April 28, with Sessions 5 & 6 posted on May 5. The bonus 2x Productivity Mini Course will be released in June.

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FAQ

Is the Book Marketing Crash Course up-to-date for 2019?

Yes. These are the core strategies I'm currently using for my own books and my clients. The videos will be recorded in April/May 2019, so all the content is completely fresh.

Will this show me how to upload my book, format it, and other basic publishing admin stuff?

No. It focuses strictly on marketing - best practices and how to build your skills/platform toward a full time career.

Will there be assignments to help me learn the material / will you review them?

There will clear assignments that you can immediately apply to your own books (e.g. they're not BS busywork). You will not submit them to me for review or feedback. However, if you get the Ultimate Edition, you can have me review your assignments during one of our calls.

Are the videos pre-recorded or live?

Each video in the Book Marketing Crash Course is pre-recorded in high-definition. This allows you to work through the class at the pace that works best for you.

I've sold a bunch of books already. Is this class for me?

Probably not. Authors who have sold a considerable number of books have indicated that the free crash course was very helpful. But I generally recommend this course for authors who have sold fewer than 5,000 books.

However, if you're more advanced, this is the cheapest way to hire me for consulting right now (and it will never be offered this cheaply again). So if you want a few 1-on-1 calls, plus a cool class that might have a few tricks you didn't know about, check it out.

How are the consulting calls held?

Consulting calls will be conducted via Zoom meeting, which allows us to talk and also for me to share my screen with you to provide visual demonstrations in real-time.

I'm not ready to do the consulting call(s) right now. Can I schedule them later?

Absolutely. You can schedule your consulting call(s) at any point during 2019.

Can I use the consulting time for you to do something for me instead (e.g. write a blurb?)

Yes. I can write blurbs, design launch strategies and so forth if you find that more useful than talking one-on-one. I will not perform any tasks that require potential ongoing maintenance (administrative stuff like websites and email list setup). If you want me to write an autoresponder email or series, I'm happy to do that if it fits the time we have! But I'm unable to set up the automations and backend for you in your newsletter provider, because things tend to break, and I don't want to be fixing it in a year.

If you're wondering if I'm available for a task you have in mind, just email me at nick@nicholaserik.com.

I want to hire you for more hours/I'm only interested in the consulting - how do I get in touch about that?

Just email me at nick@nicholaserik.com with what you're looking for and I'll get back to you.

What's the difference between this and the free PDF crash course?

I actually recommend The Ultimate Book Marketing Crash Course as a textbook (of sorts)! It's packed with useful information. But there are two core differences between the free PDF and the video version:

  1. Visual step-by-step walkthroughs. The video allows me to walk you through the processes step-by-step with clear visuals, so you can see exactly how to do market research, commission a good cover, or write a good blurb. Explaining the little details of why a cover is good or HOW to ask Amazon can lead to aha moments that turbocharge your career.
  2. Direct feedback (Ultimate Edition only). The 1-on-1 calls provide you direct feedback on the assignments or any other marketing questions you have from a USA Today Bestselling Author who runs marketing for books in multiple genres (space opera, cyberpunk, adventure, fantasy, horror, crime, and mystery).

What's the difference between this and other courses I could take?

Four main differences:

  1. 6 razor sharp hours of zero-fluff, actionable marketing info. Most courses advertise 20+ hours of content or whatever. That's all fine, but let's be real: you probably want to spend more time writing, and get up to speed on the marketing quicker, rather than watch a TV-series length course. This is 6 hours of up-to-date marketing with clear instructions on how to implement it. If something doesn't move the needle, it's been cut. I'm not inflating it with BS nonsense that never worked or worked six years ago just to make the sales page sound cooler.
  2. Focus on the fundamentals and principles. I could wow you with random ninja tricks that would be outdated two months after you sign up. I've already been down that road; I understand it sells classes, but I also understand it's not going to help you sell books. I'm giving you a repeatable framework that you can use to hone your marketing chops. You'll understand why a good cover is important, the structure behind a good blurb, why certain sources of email subscribers behave differently, and so forth. In other words, you'll be able to apply the principles you learn here to your entire marketing strategy going forward.
  3. It's reasonably priced, but probably covers more. I have no idea why most marketing fundamentals courses cost close upwards of a thousand dollars, thus leaving you with no money to actually implement the advice (get a good cover? okay, but I already paid this month's rent on the class...). I believe in delivering way more for a far more reasonable price, so you can focus your time and money where it matters: your career.
  4. 1-on-1 calls (Ultimate Edition only). Get direct feedback from me. As a self-taught marketer and learner, the internet is an amazing place. But it's also a place full of rabbit holes to fall down. Five minutes talking to me can easily save you months or years of banging your head against the wall (not to mention the wasted money).

Get the Course!

You can sign up for the Ultimate Book Marketing Crash Course below. Checkout using credit card or Paypal.

I have an iron-clad, no questions asked 60-day money back guarantee. Just drop me an email and I'll refund your money. Note that after you schedule/redeem a consulting call, you're no longer eligible for a refund.

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