The vast majority of books make less than $100 a year,” according to John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your a course in miracles mexico.
Another book marketer says, “50% of the books published don’t make even that much. In my experience, at least 90% of books will fail, maybe even 95-99%. Fail means the books earn less than $100 a year.”
I find this shocking and totally unacceptable. Why? Well for one thing, why would an author spend so much time writing a book that never gets read?
Yet, there’s a reason why most books never make more than $100. Most authors do NOTHING to market their books.
To me that’s even more shocking. It’s like, “Really?!” Come on! The books are not going to miraculously make it into the hands of the reader. You, the author, must be proactive in your approach.
I’ve been involved in the game of book marketing for a long, long time. And… every book I’ve written has made money. In some cases, lots of it.
Admittedly, I have been incredibly proactive in my approach to making sure my books get a lot of visibility.
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