In this episode, we’re going to talk about how to re-launch your old novels. Yes! There is still life, and money, potentially a LOT of money in that story you wrote long ago. Joining us is bestselling author Chris Fox, author of Relaunch Your Novel: Breathe Life Into Your Backlist.
- Why should someone consider re-launching their book?
- It can be brand new in Amazon’s eyes.
- You talk in your book, Relaunch Your Novel: Breathe Life Into Your Backlist (Affiliate Link) about the different levels of re-launch, can you give us an overview of that?
- Should I relaunch?
- How much time and resources do I have?
- Back cover copy
- You have four words to hook them …
- Test through advertising
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- Tell us about some successful book launches you’ve seen.
- Bill the Vampire (affiliate link) – successful series, but poor covers. Made 130k, so the author was scared of touching it. Rebranded it … 3x the income. Light edit, then branded covers and FB ads.
- Jim: What kind of book is a good candidate for a book relaunch? And which kind of books aren’t?
- Look for themes, genres, did they sell well?
- If not series … samples in the first book of the second book, third …
- What mistakes do authors make relaunching their books?
- They don’t prepare … they do the work, but don’t research it ahead of time. Don’t change the cover. Don’t rewrite the bcc. ASK people for input.
- How do you test your cover on Facebook?
- Before getting that new cover, see what’s currently selling … what are the covers like in your genre?
- Shoot an email to your readers and ask them what a potential cover could be. Take those ideas, and send that out, or test it with your FB folks.
- THEN go to a website like DeviantArt.com and find an artist who can make you a cover.
- Then create FB ads, strong text and plug in different audiences and see who clicks on those ads. You’ll see higher or lower cost per clicks … which will tell you what cover is pulling.
- Where can our listeners find out more about you?
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