How long does a book remain profitable and how does this change over time? In today’s video, Chris talks about the life cycle of a book. The life of a book follows specific patterns, and readership resets every 3 to 5 years. You can continue to make a book successful over time or boost a book that didn’t do as well as you would have liked at launch. Check out the video for more details!
In today’s worldbuilding video, Chris talks about proverbs or sayings and how they may not always fit into your fictional world. He gives a few common examples and explains how their origins might not work or could be modified to work with your world. Watch the video below for the details!
Want to write a great villain that readers hate? In today’s video, Chris gives five different ways to make your readers hate your antagonists, including giving them attributes like smugness and cruelty, and situations like not getting punished. Watch the video below for the full details!
The Complete Void Wraith Saga, a compilation of the six books in the Void Wraith series is now available on Amazon!
After 26,000 years the Void Wraith have returned. The Eradication has begun. Over 2,000 pages of fiction.
Mankind’s outer colonies are disappearing. Without warning. Without a trace. Fleet command chalks the attacks up to pirates, but Captain Dryker of the UFC Johnston isn’t buying it.
Defying command, he leads his misfit crew into hostile territory in search of answers. They encounter the mythical Void Wraith, an unstoppable legend whispered by the first race. After 26,000 years the Void Wraith have returned to begin the next Eradication. Their technology is superior, their motives unclear.
Humanity cannot stop them. Not without help. Captain Dryker’s only hope is to forge an alliance with mankind’s greatest enemy, the savage Tigris.
One maverick captain, an unlikely crew, and an aging vessel are all that stand between humanity and the Eradication.
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Run your ads in 30 minutes a day
Advertising is scary stuff, especially if you hate spreadsheets. If that’s you, take heart! This book will teach you how to run profitable advertising campaigns using a simple aggregate sales model. You don’t need complex spreadsheets. You will not spend hours puzzling over read-through, and cost per click.
You’ll invest that time learning to find better images, and writing better marketing copy. You’ll learn how to refine audiences, and the best part? You’ll learn how to fit all this into 30 minute chunks. You’ll learn to systematize your ad spend in a sustainable way that frees you up to write.
The book includes a breakdown of the Facebook, Amazon, Reddit, and BookBub advertising platforms with a list of pros and cons, and recommendations on how and where to use each platform. You’ll learn to pick the right platform, and then how to grow and prune ads on that platform.
Are you ready to start advertising profitably?
Ads for Authors Who Hate Math, Chris’s latest book in the Write Faster, Write Smarter series, is now available on Amazon!
In this week’s motivational video, Chris talks about how to start your day right and set yourself up for success. He talks about the habits he uses every morning to make sure he is in the right mindset to deal with the day’s challenges. Check out the video below to hear Chris’s thoughts on morning motivation!
Many writers need to create a fictional world for their stories to take place in. In this week’s video, Chris talks about how to build a fictional world. He covers four different considerations that will influence your world: physics, specific regions, resources, and nature. Watch the video below to see how these will help you create your world.
Chris recently sat down with Shaelin from Shaelin Writes and the Reedsy YouTube channel. In this week’s bonus video, Chris interviewed Shaelin (from the traditional publishing world) about the advantages of pursuing a BFA and possibly an MFA. Check out the video below for the interview as well as Shaelin’s interview with Chris about the indie publishing world.
In this week’s video, Chris talks about how to consistently hit five figures a month on Amazon. In addition to fast/consistent releases, you need things like box sets, promos, and ad spending to maintain a steady flow of income. Check out the video below for more information from Chris!
In this week’s video, Chris talks about a tool called World Anvil, which can help with world building for your novel. It is especially useful for Science Fiction and Fantasy authors, but also for any author wanting a tool for world building. Check out what Chris has to say about it in the video!