Book Launch Show
By Tim Grahl
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Follow along as book launch expert Tim Grahl teaches you the fundamentals of launching a bestselling book. Based on his work with hundreds of authors and launching dozens of top New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and other bestselling books, he will share the insights and step-by-step tactics you can use to launch your own successful book.
||CleanThe book is out!||My new book, Running Down a Dream, is now out! In this episode I share an extended excerpt from the audiobook. runningdownadream.com||12 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGetting Blurbs, Audiobooks, Trade vs Indie Publishing, and more||We're getting close to the pub date for RUNNING DOWN A DREAM and I've made a lot of progress on the launch. In this episode I discuss how to get blurbs, recording an audiobook, choosing indie vs trade publishing, creating a media kit, and a lot more.||25 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlurbs and Beginning Outreach||The manuscript is done and off to the copy editor, so now it's time to start getting blurbs and starting outreach.||15 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPlanning My Book Launch||With my next book, Running Down a Dream, being published on July 11th, I'm now in book launch mode! This week I talk about the origins of the book, my overall plan to launch this book, and my emotions around launching such a personal book.||12 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOutreach 101, Plus My Next Book Launch||My next book, Running Down a Dream, will be published on July 11th. Follow along for the next three months as I plan and execute the launch. In this episode, we start talking about the importance and basics of Outreach.||5 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSelf-publish the Right Way with Michael Bungay Stanier - Part 3||In Part 3 Michael Bungay Stanier continues sharing the do's and don't's of a self-publishing book launch. See more at booklaunch.com/podcast||1 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSelf-publish the Right Way with Michael Bungay Stanier - Part 2||In Part 2 Michael Bungay Stanier continues sharing the do's and don't's of a self-publishing book launch. See more at booklaunch.com/podcast||31 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSelf-publish the Right Way with Michael Bungay Stanier - Part 1||Michael Bungay Stanier has done both traditional and self-publishing, and with his latest book he's had the most success. Follow along as he shares the do's and don't's of a self-publishing book launch. See more at booklaunch.com/podcast||30 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBook Launching on Kickstarter - Part 3||Charlie and I continue our discussion on how to successfully launch books on the Kickstarter platform. We talk through how to count the cost of your campaign, how to pick the right funding levels, and how to ensure that your project gets funded.||22 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBook Launching on Kickstarter - Part 2||Marketing and launching a book on Kickstarter. This is a conversation with Charlie Hoehn on the ins and outs of what it takes to launch successfully.||1 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBook Launching on Kickstarter - Part 1||Have you ever thought about launching a book on Kickstarter? Or even running your own crowd funded book project? Book marketing expert and friend Charlie Hoehn joins me to discuss his latest project and how he's leveraging Kickstarter for the launch.||11 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmail Marketing and Book Launches||Email marketing is your #1 tool in selling more books. In this episode I discuss how to get your email list up and running and get your first 100 subscribers. See more at booklaunchshow.com.||24 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSocial Media and Book Launches||How does social media play into your overall author platform and book launch goals? In this episode I break down the truths and myths around social media. See more at booklaunch.com.||17 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat is an author platform?||Every author has to solve three problems in order to build a platform that reliably sells books.||10 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour Questions, My Answers - Part 2||What is the best time of year to launch your book? How do you prove that people bought your book? How fast can I expect to grow? These questions and more are answered in this episode.||29 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour Questions, My Answers - Part 1||How much time should I spend on marketing? How do I move to the Long Game launch? Should self-pub authors focus on pre-orders? These questions and more get answered.||27 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGetting Fans and Influencers to Help||There are two groups of people you want spreading the word about your book... fans and influencers. One is pretty easy and straight forward, the other... is not! Tim walks you through each of these and how to best approach it.||22 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Get Fans to Buy Your Book||Why should anyone buy your book right now? It's going to be available forever. It's too easy to put the book on their wish list and then never get around to buying it. How do you trigger people to buy now instead of waiting until later?||20 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 4 Types of Book Launches||There are 4 types of book launches and you need to know which type you are running before you start making any plans.||15 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1 Thing for a Successful Launch||What is the #1 most important thing for a successful launch? The answer may surprise you...||12 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStrategy, Tactics, Fans, and Influencers||What is the difference between Strategy and Tactics and Fans and Influencers? And how does this apply to your book launch?||12 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLet's Get Started||Join Tim Grahl, book marketing expert, as he shares the strategy and tactics he's learned from launching dozens of top bestselling books.||12 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
I'm only a few episodes in and have already garnered so much useful information. I feel so much more focused and informed when it comes to launching. Can't recommend this podcast enough.
Insidious tip of an aggressive hard-sell iceberg
A textbook case of no such thing as a free lunch. Tim Grahl is part of the expanding cloud of e-service vendors who circle the self-published e-book community. If this podcast seems useful at the surface, be under no illusion, it's a key part of his sales "funnel". If you cross the line and pass on your personal details, then don't buy into the extremely high-cost paid services, you will receive an auto-responder chain of increasingly insistent, rude and aggressive, entirely sales oriented emails. To coin another well worn trope, buyer beware.
An absolute must for any serious indie
I have been listening to Tim's podcast for a month now whilst in parallel reading his first book Your First Thousand Copies. Tim is inspirational and it is obvious he knows what he is talking about. His delivery is impeccable. I cannot recommend this podcast enough.
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