How to Launch a Bestseller:
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About the Author: Jonathan Green
Try Before You Buy
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Sometimes you just need to try before you buy and I can certainly understand that. I have one of my favorite chapters from Breaking Orbit available for you today. This little sample will give you a taste of my writing style and hopefully open your eyes to exactly how I research to find the perfect book topics.
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Breaking Orbit: Bonus Content
Here are the EXACT tools I use as the backbone of my book launching process.
I do all of my writing in Scrivener. In my humble opinion, it is the best word processor on the market. It’s worth doing a quick search online for a coupon. This bad boy is only forty bucks, but you can often get a discount knocking $8-20 off that price.
I haven’t written a book or email in a different word processor in years. Scrivener changed my life, and it can change yours too.
UPDATE: Since writing Breaking Orbit, I have discovered how to format books for Kindle in Scrivener. It’s dead easy!
If you see a misspelled word in one of my books or on my website, it’s a sure sign that I forgot to run it through Grammarly. This is my first line of defense against grammar and spelling mistakes. Grammarly changed my entire writing process. This tool speeds up my entire writing cycle.
Fast and efficient editing is the the lifeblood of a serious, high-quantity author. Grammarly is awesome, and you should check our their free version before they take it away.
Hemingway is a tool that has been on my radar for most of this year. I haven’t dug as deeply into this tool as I would like to. You can play around with the free version and see exactly what this does.
If you write sentences that are too long and boring, Hemingway will catch you and tighten up your writing.
If you like the look of Breaking Orbit or Serve No Master, then I have Vellum to thank. This product is a little bit steep, but it really does an amazing job. All my previous formatting techniques were a nightmare.
I will be putting together some training on how to format your book with Scrivener, saving you the cost of this tool, in the very near future. I just need to do a little more testing to be sure that every book comes out looking like an absolute champion.
This is an open source tool for organizing and formatting ebooks. I run several books through this tool every week.
There are several popular techniques for formatting your ebooks using Calibre as well; if you are on a super tight budget, then this is the best way to format your books.
It’s updated every few days, so you never have to worry about a feature fading away.
The Nazi Pope?
In more and more modern books and stories, we hear that the Pope during World War II was aligned with the Nazis. I have seen this thread in fictional books as well as television shows and movies.
This is the perfect example of poor research by modern writers and people falling for disinformation.
The Russians are such experts at this craft that they have convinced most of the world that the word “disinformation” is of French origin. (Which is completely false.)
This memoir by a Russian defector reveals many of the deepest and most nefarious secrets of the Russian spy apparatus.
Fiction Outline Books
This is the best book on writing that I have ever read. If you want to write fiction or become a copywriter, then this book should be at the top of your shelf.
I recommend grabbing a paperback version so that you can take notes and constantly reference back to key sections.
She eloquently explains why so many movies that seem like they should be massive successes are incredibly boring. I simply cannot recommend this book enough.
Here is another great book that breaks down every great story into it’s component parts. This is one of the books that Pants Off draws inspiration from. I always like to go to the original source when possible.
If you are a fiction writer, this is another powerful resource that is well worth your time.
This tome is more than FOUR times the length of Pants Off, so you may want to read that one first to get your feet wet. This book is the War and Peace of books about storytelling!
Creating the Cover for Breaking Orbit
Each of these designers did a good job. The difference in the end result is less than five percent between them. If I had only hired one designer, I would have been more than happy with their work. I don’t think there is enough difference between the different designs to affect sales, but I felt that the right-hand design popped the most. It is strong in color and in monochrome.
We want to get the best balance possible with our covers. Each of these designs came from Fiverr and cost me less than ten bucks.
Here are the links to the designers:
Finding a Book Editor
Finding a book editor can be tough and complicated. The best route I can recommend is perusing the Author Forum at KBoards. That’s where I found the guy who edited Breaking Orbit. He doesn’t have a website, otherwise I would post a link right here for you.
There are a wide range of prices and many editors come and go. The standard is that an editor will edit one thousand words of your book as a sample of quality.
There is a wide spectrum of price and some editors cost ten times the price of others.
If you want the email address for my guy I’m happy to share it, just reply to any email from me and I’ll hook you up.
Uploading a Book to CreateSpace
Uploading a book to CreateSpace can be daunting. Amazon has made the process so difficult that many author simply give up trying and decide to be “digital only.”
It doesn’t have to be that hard. There are a lot of steps but now you can take each one while holding my hand.
This blog post is LOADED with images, so you can see exactly how to upload your first paperback book in less than an hour.
Announcing Your Free Book
There are several popular blog posts with lists similar to mine. Unfortunately, they all have information that is over two years out of date and link to many websites that no longer exist.
I will do my best to curate and maintain an accurate list of great websites that love free promotions.
These websites pop up and close down all the time. If you find a new great site or discover that one of my links has died, please leave a comment below the post, and I’ll update the list as quickly as possible.
More Ways to Get Book Reviews...
Shortly after writing Breaking Orbit, I recorded this very special podcast episode that goes into greater detail about some new techniques for finding great reviews for your book.
This is the number one question I get asked by authors.
I will continue to write new blog posts and record podcast episodes as I discover, vet and confirm new techniques for getting high-quality reviews.
Get The Body of Your Dreams
I keep my promises and in Breaking Orbit I mentioned this yoga program. If you are looking to get toned and fit, Yoga Burn might be just what you’re looking for.
I’m a big fan of yoga. My girlfriend and daughter go to local classes every single week. My favorite yoga DVD is discontinued unfortunately, but I love doing yoga at home these days.