One More Day Magnify And Multiply Free Sunday Authors Handbook

Magnify and Multiply the Beginning Authors Handbook will be free for one more day Sunday, March 12. Read this if you are ready to write a book.

Hey Authors, go ahead and pick up Magnify And Multiply if you are ready to write a book. This is the best guide for putting together your book, publishing it in the right places and the right ways, and making sure that people know your book exists and have reasons to be interested in it.

Magnify And Multiply book by Jason P Doherty

Magnify and Multiply by Jason P Doherty

Why You Should Advertise Your Free Ebooks

Hello Authors, I’m back with some great information. 🙂 I recently mounted a successful book launch campaign for The Beginning Author’s Handbook which included 2 days of offering the book for free through Amazon’s KDP Select option.

During the promotion, I ran ads on Facebook and Amazon, which cost me a total of $45, during this time, the book page was visited almost 3,000 times and the book was downloaded 115 times.  Here’s a screenshot of the results.

The big bump on the left is the 115 free downloads during the promotion, and the small bump afterward is the 3 sales I have made since the free promotion ended.  During the time between the two bumps, 3 positive reviews were posted on my book’s sales page. That’s why I advertised the free book promotion, and that’s why I’m starting to see sales now so soon. I have the social proof of some good reviews, and also, when people download your book for free, Amazon will start to show ‘also boughts’ with your book, which means that your book will also show up in other book pages also boughts, which increases your books visibility drastically.

To sum up: Advertising a new book during a free promotion can help you get some early reviews and populate you in the also boughts, which increases the visibility of your book, as well as your book’s credibility and reputation, which ultimately results in sales.

Thanks for reading. Here’s to Your Writing Success!

 

Beginning Authors Handbook Launch and Giveaway

Magnify And Multiply book by Jason P Doherty

Magnify and Multiply by Jason P Doherty

Hey Beginning Authors and blog readers, today is the day that I launch my Beginning Authors Handbook – Magnify and Multiply!  This is the book that I have written expressly for writers who are ready to take themselves and their craft to the next level and become published indie authors.

To help as many people as possible, I am giving the book away for free to everyone who joins the Beginning Authors Mailing LIst.

I care a lot about both readers and writers. Helping to create more successful and talented authors and book creators makes the world a better – and more interesting place. With that in mind, I have written this book. It’s a ringer for people who want to write better books, publish them effectively, and market them successfully.

When you are a writer, it is important to learn as much as you can about your craft. I learned a lot while writing this book, so I am confident that the same will go for the beginning writers and authors who read it.

Thanks for checking out the book, and here’s to you: Happy Writing!

Get This Great Book Free Before Anyone Else! Magnify And Multiply launches March 4th! That’s just 10 days away!

Great news! My new book about writing, publishing and marketing for beginning authors launches in just 10 days! As part of the launch, I will be giving away free ebook copies between Feb 28th and March 3rd. To be in the running for your free copy of this extremely valuable book, go HERE and join my mailing list. I might just give the book away to everyone who joins the list. I bet that’s what I’ll do 😉

Magnify And Multiply book by Jason P Doherty

Magnify and Multiply by Jason P Doherty launches March 4th, 2017.

TURNING PROLIFIC WRITERS INTO SUCCESSFUL AUTHORS

This book is for ambitious writers. Magnify And Multiply is a priceless resource of ideas and methods for new and aspiring authors. Fans of Dan Poynter’s Self-Publishing Manual, Napoleon Hill’s Think And Grow Rich, and Tom Corson-Knowles Kindle Publishing Bible will love this book. Easy to read book for beginning authors and entrepreneurs, turn your passion into a profitable business.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO WRITE, PUBLISH AND SUCCEED

Magnify And Multiply is a complete primer for beginning authors. You will learn about:
Deciding what to write.
How to write your book.
Editing
Formatting
How to create a Great Title
How to get a great cover made for $20 or less.

You will also learn about publishing on three different platforms, and why you should:
Publishing with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing aka KDP
Publishing promotional hardbacks with Lulu.com
Producing and publishing Audible audiobooks with Audiobook Creation Exchange aka ACX

And finally, you will learn the tools of success, including:
Marketing
Sales
Publicity
Advertising

LIVE YOUR DREAMS ON YOUR OWN TERMS

When you follow these methods, you will empower yourself to create fantastic books (that could become bestsellers), increase your income according to your new business plan, and free yourself from the need to work for someone else.

If you want to write, publish, and launch your work to success, GRAB THIS BOOK!

Plotting an Emotional Journey for Your (Fiction) Readers

Fiction readers are largely interested in going on an emotional journey. Infusing your writing with emotionally-evocative imagery, characters and situations is the best way to get people to continue reading, and to talk about your work afterwards. Invoke emotion on page 1. Don’t stop until the end of the last sentence in the book.

But you can’t just have your book be a nonstop extravaganza of happiness, true love and victory. That’s where the concept of the emotional journey comes in. Thing about this: There have been many, many novels written in the history of the world. As more novels were written, some emerge as more popular than others, and resonate with more readers.. These novels resonate more because of the emotional journeys they take their readers on. Over time, some authors have attempted to distill precisely what kind of emotional journeys readers want from books. Their efforts have resulted in a number of genre-specific Story Templates or Beat Sheets, that recommend certain universal conditions and events that should occur in a story, along with when those conditions and events should occur, for maximum emotional impact.

To Learn More About Writing For Emotional Impact, Read This Post by Nanci Panuccio.

Most stories are going to include emotional highs and lows, as well as plot twists, or events whose occurrence results in unexpected outcomes that change the overall perception or tone of the story.

This site is for beginners, so I am going to give the best advice I can for beginners. The best advice I can give you as a beginning author is to plot out your story before you write it. This will help you get a feel for story, assist you in scheduling the completion of your book, and view writing your novel as climbing a series of small hills, instead of attempting to scale Mt. Everest.

The basic anatomy of a plot is a series of one-to three-sentences describing events, turning points, and narratives that tell your character’s basic story.

BASIC SCIENCE FICTION PLOT EXAMPLE:

  • A worker drone named Thirty-Seven works in a factory and has no ambition or problems.

  • Thirty-Seven is framed for murder and sent to a desert prison rules by a tyrannical overlord named Devil.

  • Devil’s wife Angel becomes fascinated by Thirty-Seven, and begins following him around.

  • Devil discovers this and sends out a gang of robots to kill Thirty-Seven.

  • Thirty-Seven makes a startling discovery that awakens secret powers he never knew he had.

  • Thirty-Seven defeats the robots sent to kill him, but still cannot defeat Devil, and ends up in prison.

  • He loses hope and gives up on his quest, languishing in prison.

  • Angel receives a secret communication meant for Devil, revealing his weakness to x-rays.

  • Angel assists Thirty-Seven in escaping and acquiring an X-Ray gun, restoring Thirty-Seven’s confidence.

  • Together, Thirty-Seven and Angel defeat Devil with the X-Ray gun.

  • Surprise! The X-Ray gun is also Thirty-Seven’s weakness, and Angel must use her healing powers to save Thirty-Seven, who then loses his superpowers, but ends up ruling the desert prison with Angel anyway. THE END.

See how the reader is taken on an emotional journey? We started out with this basically good character who is perfectly happy going along in his life, not hurting anyone, and then he is framed for murder. This grave injustice endears Thirty-Seven to the reader, who from that point on, wants to see justice served. They want to see the wrong made right. Also, when it is revealed that the villain’s wife is interested in Thirty-Seven, the reader’s emotions rally in support of taking the wife away from the villain, as recompense for what he has done to the hero.

Then the pendulum swings the other way. Our hero is given an advantage, and it seems as though he may be able to beat his rival, but his hopes are dashed and he is thrown into a prison-within-a-prison. There, the reader experiences ego-death, as the hero gives up. Then, when all seems lost, assistance comes and finally, the reader is rewarded for sticking with the hero all this time, as he finally defeats the villain. Then, as an added bonus, the plot is twisted and it is revealed that the same weapon used to defeat the villain is also harmful to the hero. This is where the real nail-biting happens. Will the hero survive, after all he has been through? Will he have to sacrifice himself, freeing the villain’s wife? No. This story gives the reader the ultimate payoff: The Happily Ever After ending. Readers will come away from this story knowing they have been through something, and the subtext is that even in the face of certain defeat, things can work out in unexpected ways for the best.

See how the emotional element drives this entire story forward? That is one of the big advantages of plotting: You get to determine what the emotional highs and lows of the story will be, you get to tell the story through the expression and perception of emotions. Now, all you have to do is fill in the blanks.

When you have your story plotted about, it is time to flesh everything out and turn the plot into a real story. This is done by separating your plot points onto different pages and then writing at least 1,000 words based on each plot point. I recommend more. Of course, sometimes that might not be practical, but as a general rules, it’s a good way to get your story written. Following this method, the more meaningful plot points you have, the longer your manuscript will be.

Another way to write you book, if you do not want to plot it out, is to make up the story as you go along. This can be a little tougher than plotting, but for some authors, it works out just fine. If you choose to write as you go, remember to keep things interesting by maintaining the emotional journey – never let readers stop caring – and you will have a better chance of keeping readers engaged. When I write this way, I always come up with surprises for my characters whenever things start to lag even the slightest bit.

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Beginning Authors Advice: Ebooks, Paperbacks and Audiobooks…

MORE FORMATS MEANS MORE READERS

When I first started writing a lot in 2007, I had one goal in mind: Publish my first book. Become an Author. The original handwritten manuscript for that book, This Number Speaks took 3 months to write, three months to edit, and three months to get published. That’s nine months, the same length of time as a human pregnancy. And pregnancy is a good analogy for writing and publishing a book, except that instead of the body giving birth, it is the mind that brings new life into the world.

When the book was released, I was overjoyed! I was a published author! However, soon after, I realized what that really meant: That I was now in business and that it would take some real ingenuity to be successful. Sadly, it was years later that I actually started learning the real ins and outs of the publishing industry, but I did eventually learn. Perseverance and persistence, (and postage) are why I am successful now.

So, one of the things that I have learned is that not all readers are the same. Some readers are not even readers, they are listeners. Some people want their books delivered to them on paper, some on screens, some in their ears. That is why it is a very good idea to diversify your publishing portfolio over multiple formats, including (in the future) Virtual Reality and Hologram formats. When you have your book available in more formats it does two great things: It makes your book available in more places, and accessible to more people. This is part of my Magnify and Multiply author business strategy.

Ebooks are easy to publish, easy to buy, and easy to enjoy for readers. You can basically handle the entire process yourself without any outside help whatsoever, including online retailers. You can set up your own store, create your own digital versions of your books, and sell them directly to readers. That is how I started. However, because there are so many people in the world, and every one of those people is a potential reader, it makes sense that we cannot reach all of our potential readers on our own. We need help. We need publicity and reach. When we create a great quality product and people know about it, we make sales, as long as that quality product is something that people are wanting to buy. I mean, I can create a high-quality book about watching the grass grow, or observing the viscous qualities of drying paint, but no one is going to buy it, because those subjects are not interesting to readers. Do your research and find out where your passion for writing and the interests of actual book-buying readers meet.

WHY PHYSICAL BOOKS ARE AWESOME

Paperbacks and hardbacks are the prevailing format in the world of print books. These are wonderful, and cannot be undercelebrated. I love print books. I love LARGE print books, because I have bad vision. When I was a child, there was no such thing as ebooks. If I wanted to do some reading, I would put paper in my hands and look at the ink printed on it. This method of reading is still incredibly popular. There are some places in the world where (believe it or not) they do not have access to ebooks and the internet, and print books are all they have ever had. Some people really like the physical experience of print books. They like holding the book in their hands, turning the pages, being able to put it down, folded open, where they left off reading. There’s nothing at all in the world like the site of a real bookshelf full of real books. That’s something that makes me very happy every time I see it. And, in a technological apocalypse, if for some reason electronics become unusable, paperbacks, hardbacks and other physical formats will be all we have left of literature.

AUDIOBOOKS MEAN FREEDOM

Recently, I started getting into producing audiobooks with narrators on ACX.com, and I am glad that I did. Audiobooks provide yet another avenue for readers, (read: listeners) to enjoy your work. Not only do audiobooks help low-vision people enjoy and learn from books, but they also free up anyone and everyone to other things while they listen. People listen to audiobooks on their way to work, on cross-country trips, while sitting on places, while exercising, while working, while doing whatever it is they want ot do while listening. The point is, Audiobooks mean freedom! All you need to enjoy audiobooks are ears. You don’t have to hold anything in your hands.  And the experience of working together with narrators can be very rewarding, because voice actors usually do have their own fans and followers, some of whom will crossover and become your fans and followers, because of the collaboration.

FUTURE BOOK FORMATS

The reading and writing revolution will continue. New technologies will emerge that will make ebooks seem quaint in the long run. Virtual Reality and Holograms are the most obvious formats on the horizon, but there will be something else that comes along and makes sense when it does. Mark my words: It will be the authors who embrace these new technologies and formats who will have an edge with readers in the future.