Authors and publishers, stop what you’re doing and head on over to Amazon right this moment. David Gaughran, one of the most self-publishing savvy authors out there, has just launched his new book, Let’s Get Visible: How To Get Noticed And Sell More Books.
I’ve been a huge fan of David’s work ever since I picked up a copy of his first publishing guide, Let’s Get Digital, last year. It provided me with the tools and confidence I needed to pursue self-publishing, and I owe a lot to him for giving me that final push. If you’re contemplating independently publishing your books, check out Let’s Get Digital.
As for Let’s Get Visible, I downloaded it last night at 6pm and finished reading it an hour or so later. Not only is there a far-from-confusing guide to understanding the mythical Amazon algorithms, there’s some great tips on maximising promotions and getting the most out of a book’s potential visibility. Advice on maximising visibility in certain categories I found useful in particular.
Consider it a manifesto for the independent author. That said, plenty of traditional publishers could learn a few lessons from it too, but don’t hold your breath.
Overall, if you’ve read Let’s Get Digital, then you’ll no doubt be reading this already. If you haven’t, pick up the first book then grab this. Whether new to publishing or more experienced, there’s something for everyone.
Hope you’re having a good weekend!