Ever wondered how much authors make if they self-publish? Today I’m showing exactly how much money my first book currently is earning, two years after it was released.

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The #1 deciding factor of how well any book will do (especially a self-published book on Amazon) is how much traction it gets during it’s launch. The better it does in it’s first few days, the more visibility it will get, and the higher it will rank on Amazon. This means it will continue to be more visible and make more sales.

Without a strategic book launch, a self-published book will get lost in the millions of books on Amazon and never stand a chance.

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Hey, my name is Gillian! I’m a marketing strategist who helps online entrepreneurs 10X their sales with FB ads + sales funnels. I love combining tech, analytics, and psychology to create powerful marketing systems.
When I’m not helping my clients scale their businesses, I’m spending time with my husband and two little boys, exploring new places, and nerding out over my Youtube analytics.

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  1. I know how Kindle works, but I'm not sure how to draw people to the two little books I have so far. My riddles have gotten compliments from the few people who have bought a copy.

  2. Can you relaunch your self published book if the initial launch was a flop? Or simply inject more marketing/promo bucks into it afterwards to squeeze out more Amazon juice?

    How much did it cost you for the free giveaways of your book?

  3. I am a little late for that meeting. I have been watching your videos about self publishing books…. Recently my son was bullied in school by an older kid. The principal did very little about the situation… So I had an idea, a couple years ago my son and I did a school project and a story about a bully and being a friend and so forth. So what started as a school project we now made into a book. Do you have any tips for me about how to publish a children's book?

  4. I'm also trying to self publish. I don't know if I can make money of it but the plus side is that it's quotes of a character I am trying to make, so I can chop it up into bumper stickers and little flags or tee shirt so if the book doesn't workout so well then those should. The drug dealers way of making money.

  5. Great video Gillian! Thanks for this video🤗
    I have start only since one month with public my first book [Prayer is not Enough – The Golden Key to Personal Happiness]. Also i have create an amazing Book Trailer and still i can’t find my readers…I will be honest and will let you know, this book is really based on a true story and after i have go this hard way out of the dark into happiness, i swear write a book to help other people… and this is how my story begins….But is really not easy find your readers in a world with billions of new books every year. That‘s why i really just want say that you are doing a very good job and thanks for share experiences.
    Keep follow you here. KR
    Nelson Gomez Coelho✨

  6. This about the 3rd video of yours that I have watched. Very good, no hype, will follow you. Please keep up the good work. I am 72, retired, and very prone to common sense. Thank you for your videos. Jim, Minnesota

  7. This lady is a no nonsense source of good information. I am 56 years old and have lived on 4 continents. I can recognize honesty and quality content. Thank-You for posting.


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