Monday, October 26, 2015

Publishing Secrets Revealed with Bruce Jones, Watch the Replay

Publishing Secrets Revealed Webinar, Replay Below

I will be answering some of the biggest questions people have about publishing their books this Wednesday, October 28, at 2 pm. Come and join me as I answer these and more. I will also be taking questions on any part of the publishing process from writing to design and formatting, setting up your Kindle and CreateSpace accounts, uploading your books, hitting the publish button and marketing.

Watch the Replay
Thank you to everyone who joined today me today on my Publishing Secrets Revealed Google Hangout webcast. I covered copyright, ISBN numbers, how to make an Amazon best seller, CreateSpace Covers, Images, and many more topics. Here is the replay, start watching at 12:10

J. Bruce Jones is the author and creator of over 35 books in 5 different categories with many different titles as best sellers. Bruce also teaches many students how to create and publish their books.

To check out the 7 Steps to Publishing Your Book online course talked about in today show please click here, the special course discount coupon is PubSecrets

#selfpublish #publishing #books  

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Updated Book Marketing Action Plan, 2nd Edition Now Releasing

Hi all. For the next couple of days I am going to give away the new Book Marketing Action Plan 2nd Edition from my "How to Market Your Book" course to everyone in the Facebook Group How to Publish Your Book Group as a thank you for being members. I just rewrote the action plan that comes with the course and set it up in a very different new way.

The new format has tasks at Before Releasing, Releasing/Launch and then After Releasing your book. Each step gives you marketing tips at three different levels of engagement. I have already updated the course for everyone who is a member so they will automatically get the updated version. Love comments. I think it is way better book than the first version and very proud of it.

You can also get a free copy by signing up over on the right side of this site.

If you aren't already member of How to Publish Your Book Facebook Group, come on over and join the over 700 members who are getting their questions asked and publishing their books.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

My book is complete, however I don't know where to go from here? Pliz, some advice

"My book is complete, however I don't know where to go from here? Pliz, some advice"

This is one of the most common questions I get asked. Someone has finished writing and then they ask me "Now What?" "What do I do next to get my book published."

This will begin a series of posts on "what do I do to get my book published?"

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Interview with Mariana Llanos On the Release of A Superpower For Me

I had a fun and filled with great information interview with children's book author Mariana Llanos. We talked about her new book A Superpower For Me, how she wrote it, published and marketed it. It was especially cool to learn about Skype for Classroom and how she uses it for marketing.

Her book is available at
A Superpower For Me

Mariana Llanos is a Peruvian born writer who has written stories since she was young. Her first book, Tristan Wolf, was published in 2013. "I first started writing poems and then moved on to short stories. When I was at school I liked to adapt classic plays like Hamlet or Faust and make them into comedy skits. Then, my friends and I had a great time performing them at school functions. I love art in all its forms. I not only write for children. I write for whoever wants to hear a story with a heart.

Now that I have a family, I write stories that I know my children will read. I put a lil' bit of them in my characters and a lil' bit about myself but mostly, my characters come from deep inside my imagination. I sometimes think that I have little people living inside my head and, from time to time, they take over and command me to tell their story.

My hope is that children and grown-ups will be inspired and entertained by my writing. If I put a smile on your face today, then my job is done."

To learn more about Mariana, visit:

Monday, October 5, 2015

How to Market Your Book Live Google Hangout Webinar with J. Bruce Jones

It has been an exciting day today. I did my first real product launch with a webinar, launching my How to Market Your Book online course. It went great, exhausting but exciting. Lots more to learn, but the broadcast went pretty smooth, I talked for an hour about book marketing and the product.

Here is a replay of the broadcast

For more info, or to buy the product please click here, How to Market Your Book

How to Market Your Book Online Course is Now Live

You have just published your first book? Are you asking “now what?” How do I market it? How do I get people to find it? Is this you?

Join me today in a live Google Hangout on How to Market Your Book
I will be giving away some of my best marketing ideas and tips on book marketing in this
live web broadcast supporting the course launch

I am here to help. In this course I teach you everything I have learned about marketing and promoting my own books. I will teach you the concepts and tools to successfully market and sell your book.

I am J. Bruce Jones and I am the author of over 35 books, selling over 3,600 books a year on in 5 of different categories.

In this online course we will cover:
  • General book marketing concepts, my main lessons
  • Ideally book marketing begins the day we start writing our books. This video covers stuff to do before you release your book
  • Amazon marketing, learn to use the most powerful store in the world to promote your book
  • Preparing for your book launch, getting your fans, platform and the market ready.
  • Everyone is trying to get an Amazon category best seller, Video 5 covers how.
  • When you get right into marketing having a media kit becomes very useful. This video walks you through what you need.
  • Your book is launched and on its way but the marketing doesn’t really ever stop. In Video 7 I talk about what you can do on an ongoing basis.
  • And finally we cover off line marketing. Not everything is the web, this video covers things you can outside of the web.
Bonus Videos
A big part of my book marketing is building a home on the web where everything can be directed. A place where your fans can learn more about you, Google can find you, your connections to Amazon and your social media. A great way to do this is build an author/book blog or website. In these two bonus video I show you how to build a book blog of your own

Book Marketing Checklist. I break it down to steps for each of the different tasks.
Book Marketing Action Plan, this document gives you an outline for 3 different levels that you can work at for marketing your book. They go from simple and free to a full on book launch.

Special Launch Offer, 50% off, offer expires October 14, 2015
Use Offer Code: Bookmarketing

Special Offer for 6 Authors,
How to Market Your Book Strategy 3 Pack

Get your Questions Answered by Bruce, 3 Strategy Sessions 

I am offering to just 6 authors a How to Market Your Book Strategy 3 Pack. The Strategy 3 Pack offers you the opportunity to have me work with you on any aspect of your book. The Strategy 3 Pack is designed for me to answer your questions and give you strategies and coaching on your book. The 3 Pack is not intended for design services.
What Do I Get in the Strategy 3 Pack?
The Strategy 3 Pack includes three 1 hour long sessions that we schedule over Skype, Google Hangout, Zoom or phone where you can ask me any questions on writing, design, layout/formatting, publishing, uploading to Kindle or CreateSpace, marketing or re-purposing your content. any question you want. Time frame is from October 19, 2015 to October 31, 2016.  

Sessions 1 and 2 are for questions and session 3 is for me conducting a Skype or Google Hangout online interview with you about your book that you can use for marketing or however you want. You will receive an mp4 video file. If your book isn't ready to be published we can use the session for additional strategy or coaching.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Book Marketing Tips, Book Video Announcement, Amazon Affiliate Account

Welcome to today's Book Marketing Tips from Bruce Jones, "Bruce The Book Guy" on Periscope.

 Today we covered in the broadcast

 Online Tips for promoting your book
• Conduct a simple book launch, pick a date and email your platform
• Create a book announcement video and post it on YouTube, Facebook and your other social media platforms, including your author blog
 • Use a paid PR service like PRWeb and send out a press release for your book
• Post on your social media accounts, Facebook, YouTube, Google+, Pinterest, Linkedin, be sure to link back to your website or blog
• Publish books on both Kindle and CreateSpace/Amazon
• Set up an Amazon affiliate account and post affiliated links to your website, Facebook and Twitter, really anywhere that you can

 Off Line (Connecting with the community) 
• Connect with local press and media for the local story
• Build out a list of retail locations where you can speak and sell your book
•  Build out a list of potential speaking opportunities; start connecting with these people, organizations and locations.

 You can watch the video over on Bruce is the author and creator of over 35 books.

To learn more tips on marketing your book please sign up and download my Book Marketing Checklist over on the right. Watch for my new course How to Market Your Book releasing Monday, October 7.