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"Probably the best and most comprehensive one-stop guide I have seen." - Rick DeStefanis, Award-Winning Author of The Gomorrah Principle.
"Alinka is extremely knowledgeable, and always willing to help authors in whatever way she can. I highly recommend this little gem of an audiobook!" - Patti Tingen, Award-Winning Inspirational Author.
"How I Sold 80,000 Books, by Alinka Rutkowska, covers it all from web page to social media to promotion, sales, and everything inbetween." - Mary Adair, Award-Winning Author of Native American Romance Novels.
"The links included in the audiobook are like gold dust, and you will find yourself listening to them over and over again, as you forge your way through the publishing world. I only wish that I'd had access to this when I first started out. It would have saved me months of work." - Lyneal Jenkins, International Award-Winning, Best-Selling Author.
Lots of good information, you will want to get the ebook too!.
This is a Non-Fiction title by Alinka Rutkowska.
Read by Nikki Delgado
Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
Ebook currently free on Amazon
♥ Story ♥
I actually had already purchased this title in ebook format through the kindle store. It was and currently still is free. I was happy to see this come up through the AudiobookBoom program. I can now how the audio to go with my kindle edition! It's nice to have someone read to you, but you are going to want to pick up the ebook version too for all the references, links, as well as a convenient place to make and store notes.
How I Sold 80,000 Books is full of information that I will definitely be putting to use when I get the courage to publish my own stories! The meat and potatoes of this book focus on what the author refers to as 'the four Ps', Product, Place, Price and Promotion. Each 'P' is covered in detail as well as speaking of how they can and often do overlap.
There is sound advice and incites to be learned from this title for sure. I don't know how many books you will sell after you listen or read this title, but you will have a better understanding of what more you could be doing to help with your bottom line.
♥ Author ♥
This is my 1st read/listen by Alinka Rutkowska. This is her only audio title, but what a good one. She writes this non-fiction title in a somewhat informal manner as if she is speaking directly to you. It makes you feel as if she is giving you advice as opposed to teaching a class.
Alinka has 01 titles listed on Audible.
♥ Narrator(s) ♥
This is my 1st listen by Nikki Delgado. She has an accent, which I like, but can be a turn-off to others. She completely captures the author's informal style. The production speed seemed a bit too fast to me, but an edit to 0.90 in Audible's handy narration speed tool fixed it right up.
Nikki has 03 titles listed on Audible.
Ebook obtained through the Kindle store
Audiobook obtained for free at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
While the book has some good tips it's buried among the endless web addresses and back patting. The first chunk of the book was nothing but reviews and accolades. Thoroughly annoying. Hearing endless web links read out loud was excruciating.
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review
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What made the experience of listening to How I Sold 80,000 Books the most enjoyable?
This book was awesome! I loved the information, even though I know about it, it's a good review, and I can combine it with a book listed in this resource by Joanna Penn.
What was one of the most memorable moments of How I Sold 80,000 Books?
The section on email list marketing was good, as I'm currently working on growing my list.
What about Nikki Delgado’s performance did you like?
The narrator had great energy!
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
I don't think a tag line is needed.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Any beginner authors who are new to the book publishing business will find this book to be a great resource. There are all kinds of pointers and information about marketing and all of the things that someone who just finished writing their first book probably isn't thinking of. If you are ready to publish your first book, this should be one of the first things you listen to.
Narrator was decent, but there were a couple rough spots. Overall, after a few more books, this narrator will be as good as any other.
I requested and received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.
9 of 14 people found this review helpful
I liked that there was some tips in the book for a budding author to take and out to use right away. SOme of the tips were common sense, while others seemed to step on an author's sense of style in terms of creativity. But
A good chunk of the first part of the book was reviews and testimonials by other readers and authors about how the book helped them, and I would suggest that part be moved to the end of the book. I enjoyed it, but I was anxious to get on with the book, so hearing how the info helped at a later time might be better.
Also, there are a lot of websites that we as the listeners need to know about. It would be great if they were all in one place, such as a single location on the author's website (also smart to drive traffic to her own website!) and allow us to see all those links, live and updated in one place. The audio book version should have been edited differently for this purpose and not read word for word from the ebook version. It's nearly impossible to remember a URL when you are driving!
But it's crystal clear that his lady knows her stuff when it comes to the modern publishing world, and I'm sure she can offer potential authors some much needed advice for their books. With just a few organizational changes, this book would be a home run!
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I came away at the end of the book wondering how the author sold 80,000 books.
She provided common information that you'd find from a Google search, a few insider tips and some interviews, but I'm still not sure which factors contributed the most to the author's 80,000 book success.
And I guess the worst part is the book was full of long lists of arcane URLs read letter by letter, which drove me crazy. It is not really useful in an audiobook, and not something I enjoyed hearing, especially after the third or fourth URL read one after another.
I would suggest this "bad URL experience" could be improved by giving the listener one small URL which contains a free list of resources.
Also still curious which factors were the most important to your 80,000 book sales?
I got motivated to be more pro-active in marketing more my books and audiobooks.
Nikki Delgado has a very interesting British accent which I enjoyed very much listening to, however she speaks too fast for my taste, especially for this type of material. She also needs to pause a little longer here and there.
I received this audio-book free for an honest review by the author, narrator, or publisher. Thank you!!!
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What did you like best about How I Sold 80,000 Books? What did you like least?
I liked that there was some actionable advice in the book.<br/>I disliked the fact that the first 11:30 of the book was nothing but blurbs about the book. I already have the book, please stop selling me on it.<br/>Also, having the narrator read URLs is excruciating. It made it very difficult to get through the book. All the links should be placed in an accompanying PDF and the narrator can reference it. It's not feasible for people to transcribe URLs when driving walking etc.
What does Nikki Delgado bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Nikki did a serviceable job with a difficult prospect.
Any additional comments?
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
I may have been disappointed because I expected so much from someone getting so much mainstream media coverage. There are juicy tidbits buried, but here are some of the major problems with this book:
1] Poor production values. Listening on my iPhone, iPad, and in my car, I noticed major audio/volume drops at the start of the beginning chapters. This improved near the end.
2] Endless lists and URLs read aloud. The narrator began to sound like one of those mechanical car navigation devices, Siri, or Alexa. Her voice is clear, her pronunciation faultless, it's simply difficult to make endless citations, lists, URLs and data read aloud sound interesting.
3] Because the author is painting with a VERY broad brush, her endless lists of contests and other promo methods she's used turned a good half of this book into an endless commercial. (Much like the &quot;drip&quot; campaign she offered that turned into an annoying torrent of hard sell of courses and programs she's sponsoring. But I digress.) Unless you're a children's book author, little of the information is genre specific of necessity.
4] Unless you have assistants, paid or unpaid, much of what she suggests should be analyzed for return on investment. I'm in the U.S. so your mileage may vary if you're in another country.
Unless you are sight challenged, my recommendation would be to go with a version other than audio IF you believe the information will be of use to you. The endless contest lists and URLs are things you'll either want to bookmark or flip over entirely, depending on where you are in your publishing career and what genre your work falls into.
Again, there are some nuggets buried if you can stay awake through the rest.
It truly pains me to give lower marks to a book I had such high hopes for. Especially as, “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
This book covers everything a beginning self-publishing author would need with lists of websites spanning from book awards to places to publish. It's a good introduction and a good reference in the ebook form. The bonus section at the end is good listening. It is a series of interviews from six trail-blazing self-published authors. Recommended.