Anna David is the New York Times bestselling and #1 Amazon bestselling author of two novels and five non-fiction books about addiction, recovery and relationships. She has been published in The New York Times, Time, The LA Times, Vanity Fair, Playboy, Vice, Cosmo, People, Marie Claire, Redbook, Esquire, Self, Women’s Health, The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and Salon among many others, written about in numerous publications, including Forbes, Martha Stewart Living, Entrepreneur, Allure and Women’s Health and appeared repeatedly on The Today Show, Hannity, Attack of the Show, Dr. Drew, Red Eye, The Talk, The CBS Morning Show, The Insider and numerous other programs on Fox News, NBC, CBS, MTV, VH1 and E. Through her company, Light Hustler, she helps creatives share their dark to find their light—through coaching, writing, workshops, retreats, online courses, a podcast, a storytelling show and more.
WHY IS THIS COURSE NECESSARY?
When we sell a book to a publisher, we tend to think we're all set...we've crossed the Rubicon and gotten the deal. But by the time our books are released, our publishers are busy juggling so many projects that we're left feeling orphaned and frustrated
The reality is that today, we're all essentially our own multi-media companies. This means that if you're waiting for your publisher to promote your work, you'll wait forever.
You can, of course, hire a publicist (and they can be very helpful) but it's important to understand that situation for what it is: you spending money on someone who won't care nearly as much as you do about your book.
You didn't work this hard to conk out at the last mile. And if you follow a plan from someone who learned the hard way, you have the ultimate guide to exactly what to do at these times:
"I had published four books before I found Anna David’s course, but I had no idea what it really took to put myself on the map as an author until I took it. I learned that I had more control than I thought I did when it came to how big of an audience my book could reach. My book is now in its second printing and is going to be reviewed in O Magazine."-Emily Bernard, author of Black Is the Body: Stories From My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time and Mine
WHY DOES THIS COURSE EXIST?
In 2010, after releasing three books and being published in hundreds of publications including The New York Times and Playboy, I found myself broke and unable to make a living anymore from my creative work.
Not because I wasn’t willing to do everything in my power to make it work.
Not because my luck had run out.
Because THE WORLD HAD CHANGED and what I had been doing was no longer effective.
Between 2005 and 2012, my book advances went from $50,000 to $2,000, my freelance writing rate went from $2/word to, well, $50 a story if I was lucky and hundreds of magazines went under.
Essentially, publishing broke.
At the same time, Amazon changed the game of publishing so thoroughly that the chance of having a book hit increased exponentially—for those who understood the method for navigating the new world order.
This is your navigation tool.
THIS COURSE INCLUDES:
3 videos and 5 handouts, including:
- The essential book release countdown checklist
- The definitive guide to the book blogs you and your work should be featured on
- Examples of what to do and NOT do when requesting blurb recommendations from well-known authors
- The exact six-email sequence to get an advanced reader group reading and reviewing your book so that it can climb to the top of the lists
Most writers sell fewer than 300 copies of their books. Let's work together to make sure you do better.
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