Pre-Order Let's Get Digital 3 For $0.99 Marketing Publishing

The third edition of my self-publishing guide — Let’s Get Digital — is available for the special pre-order price of just 99¢. Grab it while you can, the price will jump up to $4.99 right after the launch, which is pretty soon too: January 25.
I’ll get into what has changed in a moment (spoiler alert: everything), but I just wanted to stress that after the problems back in 2014anyone can purchase this edition.
It has been uploaded on a fresh ASIN, so everyone can buy and update their version for the minimum possible price — 99¢.
The third edition has been completely rebuilt from the ground up, reflecting the challenges facing both new and established self-publishers today, as well as the tools we have for overcoming those challenges.

  • Boost your writing career with marketing strategies that are proven to sell more books.
  • Get expert tips on platform building, blogging and social media.
  • Discover which approaches are best for selling fiction vs. non-fiction.
  • Implement powerful ways to make your ebooks more discoverable.
  • Increase your visibility by optimizing keywords and categories.
  • Weigh the pros and cons of Kindle Unlimited, and find out exactly how to tweak your promotional plans depending on whether you stay exclusive to Amazon or opt for wider distribution.

…and that’s just for starters.
If you want to get a sample of how the advice in this edition has changed, and how the perspective might be a little different from what get elsewhere, check out my guest post for Kobo Writing Life on How To Brief a Cover Designer.

A knockout cover has two basic ingredients: a great designer, and a detailed brief. If you don’t communicate exactly what you need to your artist, you may end up with something technically competent, but targeting the wrong readers—which can be an expensive, slow-burning error.

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Pre-order now for just 99¢:
Let me know what you think! Happy to answer any questions in the comments about this, or the other books for writers I have coming… very soon indeed.

16 Replies to “Pre-Order Let's Get Digital 3 For $0.99”

  1. And this, from the new introduction, will give you a more comprehensive sense of that:
    “I didn’t want to meddle too much with a winning formula, but I have made big structural changes to this edition as well as updating the text throughout. I might be much more experienced today, but the success of those first two editions means I receive a lot of email from new self-publishers, and I’ve never lost sight of how they are thinking or what they are grappling with. Previously, the chapters on the digital revolution formed the first part, but now I’ve moved the practical ten steps to self-publishing success right up to the front of the book. While it’s tempting to blame impatient Millennials—with their avocado fetishes and refusal to buy houses—I know full well how eager readers of all ages are to get their hands dirty right away.
    This first section has been completely rewritten, reflecting the challenges facing both new and established self-publishers today, as well as the tools we have for overcoming those challenges. I’ve included advice on writing to market and what that really means, tips on how to find the right editors and designers so you can package your books in a way that appeals to the right readers, examples of how to lay out your ebook’s interior to maximize sell-through and mailing list sign-ups, pointers on pricing, a guide to optimizing your keywords and categories to improve book discovery by your target audience, a whole section on whether you should be wide or exclusive, another on how to find readers depending on your approach, and lots more besides. And if that all sounds like gibberish, don’t worry. Everything is patiently explained in terms you will understand.
    The second section covers the industry landscape as well as deeper information on building an audience. I know what writers are like, though: you will be tempted to skip ahead to the marketing chapters. I urge you to read the sections on the publishing business; at various points in your career you will be required to make very important decisions that will require some knowledge of the business. To help guide you, this entire section has been comprehensively updated and refocused on the issues that matter to writers today. I hope you find these updates useful, as some of those big decisions I mentioned will have to be made when you upload your first book. And if you have any overblown fears about Amazon’s dominance, or about the so-called threat of piracy, or about the supposed race to the bottom in ebook pricing, then you might make the wrong decisions on KDP Select or DRM or your price point.”

  2. Ordered! Can I just say, thank you for making the AUD price 99c as well. The extra we pay in conversion rates isn’t much at this price, but it was nice to see a book at the same price as the US stores ? Good luck with the third edition, can’t wait to read it!

  3. Ordered! Let’s just say I’d buy anything you put out Dave. Over the years I’ve been following you, you’ve shown yourself to be a champion of the honest writer and scourge of scammers and cheats. Your posts are always full of solid advice and short on hard sells, the bane of others “publishing experts” I follow. Never change.

  4. Ordered, too. As expressed in my comments to a previous post, I’m not that hot on Amazon any more but nobody knows the lay of the land better than Dave. So in order to make informed decisions about anything about writing and marketing in the future I simply can’t be without this book! ‘Nuff said.

  5. Let’s Get Digital and Visible were among the first books I read when I started self-publishing. They were so helpful and I’m ever grateful to you for all you do for Indies. I just ordered this and can’t wait to dive in. So much has changed! Thanks, David!

  6. Looking forward to reading this. Perhaps it will reveal the secret location of Mr. Gaughran’s crystal ball. Or perhaps he has an all-seeing eye. At any rate, he always seems to know what the hell is going on at Amazon and that’s good enough for me.

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