Selling books is by far the hardest job I’ve ever had. I had to learn how to sell books through personal experience. While spending massive amounts of time to learn from scratch is valuable, it’s wise to learn from other sources as well.
If you look at most information out there, you’ll see it’s a scam.
I even called out a scammer named Stefan Pylarinos after he scammed me into buying one of his courses. Like everyone else, it seemed, he offered this business model (lie):
- Write a book.
- Post it on Amazon.
- Passive income for life!
As Gorilla Mindset closes in on 15,000 copies sold after five months, I’ve learned you don’t launch a book and walk away. You work every day on your book.
There’s now a real course for authors that isn’t a scam. It has enough promise that I signed up as an affiliate.
I know it’s not a scam as it features people I’ve already endorsed!
AuthorConf features my favorite authors, and they tell you how to sell books.
Sean Platt appeared on Danger & Play after I reviewed his book: Write. Publish Repeat.
James Altucher, author of Choose Yourself, is a D&P fan favorite. He was an inspiration of mine and also where I learned the most about self-publishing.
John Durant, author of Paleo Manifesto, was even at my wedding!
(You may see a name or two on the list of guys I’ve beefed with, but hey, I’m a high-conflict guy.)
Let’s take a step back. What is AuthorConf?
AuthorConf is an online conference for authors. It’s being hosted by Patrick Vlaskovits, a New York Times Bestselling author and entrepreneur. He’s started or advised hundreds of companies.
AuthorConf features guest speakers who will answer questions authors want to know about.
For example, James Altucher’s discussion is, “How to Bypass Traditional Publishers And Self-Publish Bestsellers.”
John Durant will cover “How To Create, Write For, And Connect With Your Tribe,” and Sean Platt is going to explain “How Writers “Wreally” Write & How To Self-Publish Your Own Bestselling Fiction Books.”
Each day a new guy or gal will give a talk. You have 24 hours to watch the talk for free.
You have 24 hours to watch the video for free.
AuthorConf is free to try.
I do not endorse many programs as I hate the Internet marketing crap.
What I like about AuthorConf is that you can watch a video for free. It’s try-before-you-buy.
You give them your email address and they mail you the login.
Each class or session is up for 24 hours.
At the end of the sessions, you can buy the course.
All-access is $99 for digital download and $147 for digital download + USB.
Or you can just watch the videos for free while they are live.
For more information, sign up for AuthorConf here.
You get some bonuses now for signing up.
I always input my email as a customer before reviewing any program, as it has to be user friendly.
When you sign up for AuthorConf (free, using your email), you get a workbook and some other bonus talks.
There’s also a link to some upsells, but it’s not unusually pushy.
You could do the entire program without having to ever buy anything.
I’m not sure when the offer ends.
Anyhow, check it out for free.
I sure will be.
Here is the full AuthorConf schedule. (Whoa.)
Understanding Traditional vs. Self-Publishing, How To Write A Killer Proposal & Secure An Agent
How to Bypass Traditional Publishers And Self-Publish Bestsellers
Let me know if you like it or not.