Books, Blogs & Business | Book Marketing + Self-Publishing Tips

Jewell Nicole

The Books, Blogs, & Business podcast is your one stop to book marketing made easy. Want to turn your ideas into full fledged novels? Grow your email list of raving fans? Make money and become a successful author? Come see why over a thousand writers have turned to Jewell Nicole the founder of Jewellz Pages and the Book Marketing Made Easy program, for help to finish their novels, market themselves online, and build a profitable author platform without sacrificing time and money on systems that don't work. read less

039 - Celebrating One Year on the Podcast - Here's How To Start
2d ago
039 - Celebrating One Year on the Podcast - Here's How To Start
As a book marketing coach I'm always for practical ways to market your book. It's not a one size fits all situation and so every author has different book marketing methods that actually work. That's why if you choose to work with me we're going to actually sit together and create your personal book marketing plan for you to follow. The thing about it is, that podcasting is a really good way to market your book. I'm celebrating one yr as a podcaster and podcast host and in that one year I've seen that my most listen to episodes are where i feature and author and that person explains their struggles and processes. Naturally you know I'm going to tap in to that. While roaming the Facebook group streets persons were saying that when they are listening to author pods they want to hear about the author their mindset, what challenges they overcame and so on and so forth. And it makes a lot sense because as writers we don't like to feel alone or be alone on our writing journey. Because I'm celebrating one year on the pod I'm will be sharing how i started my podcast, really to show you that its really simple and a no brainer, if you as an author wants to start one. We'll talk about the equipment i use, where i record, how i script and edit to upload. I'll also mention how much it cost to produce each episode and how i batch to not burn out. This episode is brought to you by Meet Your Milestones All links mentioned in this episode can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
037 - 3 Passive Income Ideas for Writers to Start in 2023
Jan 10 2023
037 - 3 Passive Income Ideas for Writers to Start in 2023
So the other day I attended a gathering, an I got to talking to a friend who wanted some advice on starting her online business. This person wanted to start her own YouTube channel and she was actually waiting for YouTube to confirm her absence account before she could get started. She thought she had to wait before starting. And not surprisingly I've been in her position as with many other persons. Probably you're waiting to start, thinking that there is some requirement that must be met before you can start earning cash. And I don't know if there is but what I do know is that what we are about to talk about today requires little upfront cost if any to get started. I want to share three things I've done to start earning passive income and show you how you can get yours started. I also want to talk about things you need to understand in my experience to start earning. And of course I will be sharing examples. This episode is brought to you by Target Reader Mini Course. All links can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
033 - You've Written a Novel, Now What!?
Dec 6 2022
033 - You've Written a Novel, Now What!?
With the conclusion on NaNoWriMo many new writers would find themselves asking this question. Now what? You've written your first draft, so what's the next step. Every year in December, a few hundred thousand writers breath a sigh of relief because they have completed their manuscript. They've written 50k words in 30 days and have won one of the biggest writing challenges in the world. Probably you're one of the thousands. After you've completed your first draft, I like to suggest taking a month off. An entire month to just rest, reflect and not think about your book. You deserve that much. One thing I love doing is taking walks up to the stream behind my house. I like to listen to the birds singing and seeing the forest animals going by. This is just one thing I do when I've completed my draft. In this episode I share 4 next steps plus a bonus to help you enjoy the holidays stress free. This episode is brought to you by The Target Reader Mini Course All link mentioned can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
031 - Does Self-Publishing Hurt your Chances of Being Traditionally Published?
Nov 8 2022
031 - Does Self-Publishing Hurt your Chances of Being Traditionally Published?
If you want to be traditionally published, I 100% recommend doing the self-publishing route first...here's why? Many writers have their reasons for wanting to be traditional publishing. After all traditional publishing is the oldest publishing type out there and there are a few advantages like: 1. Monetary advance before publishing - I read in a recent article that traditional publishers are paying nothing less than six figures because if they don’t think the book will sell enough to justify a six-figure advance, they don’t want to publish it. 2. Highest potential for traditional media coverage, so more eyes on your book 3. Highest chance of bookstore placement - because if your book is published y a huge publisher like Harpercollins, bookstores and libraries want a piece of that. So you're set. But as with everything in life there are disadvantages to traditional publishing. This episode is brought to you by The Target Reader Mini Course All links can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
025 - Nano Series: How to Create Complex Characters
Sep 30 2022
025 - Nano Series: How to Create Complex Characters
"Steve Goodhold was a good kid. He got good grades and was never late to class. Little did everyone know that he spent his nights working as an internet hacker for a modern Mafioso who he met through his older cousin, Peter." "Steve didn’t need much sleep, which was a good thing. He slept maybe two hours a night, and spent the rest of his time stealing identities,wiring funds, and making more money than both his parents combined. He told himself he was saving for college, but the thrill of his secret life of crime was steadily eroding his interest in an Ivy League education." - Nano Prep Workbook Did that pique your interest? Would you like to more about Steve and whether or not his secret life will turn out for a good or bad? Most people think that an intriguing plot is what makes a story good, but the truth is that exciting plots are made up of original and well-developed characters. In this episode, we will dive deeper into how you as the writer can create believable complex characters, that's going to move the emotions of your readers and allow you to create a page turner. And I have some bonus questions for you that's going to help you create intriguing characters. Are you ready? Let's dive in! This episode is brought to you by The Target Reader Mini Course. All links here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!
020 - Address this Mess: Common Mistakes Authors Make and How to Fix Them
Jul 19 2022
020 - Address this Mess: Common Mistakes Authors Make and How to Fix Them
So one thing I like to ask when my students are not get sales on their books is what have you done to market their book. What are some of the marketing strategies you've implemented and what has worked and what hasnt? Now you would be surprise how many times authors would tell me that they published the book on Amazon and shared the link a facebook group. Or they tried the "buy my book strategy", a salesy promotional Instagram page, or they simply wait for them to come. Or persons would go the traditional route to avoid having to market the book. A little heads up just because you're doing it traditionally doesn't mean your publisher is going to market your book. They are not repsonsible for the marketing of your book. Thats your job as the author. But one of the ideal ways to get sales on your book is to find your ideal readers. This episode is brought to you by Mailerlite. Mailerlite allows me to do split testing, send campaigns and my favorite, create workflows and automation. This means that once a user enters my email list they get send a series of emails automatically that provides value to them. All I need to do is create the workflow once and it's automatically sent for each subscriber. And the best part, all this can be done on their free plan. You can get your first 1000 subscribers for free by simply siging up here. All links can be found here >>> Rate, Review, & Follow on Anchor Please consider rating and reviewing my show. This helps me support more writers, like yourself, get their books visible and into readers hands. Be sure to let me know what you enjoyed most of the episode! Also, if you haven’t done so already, subscribe to the podcast. I mention a bunch of bonuses and resources in each episode that I don't mention anywhere else, so if you're not subscribed, there is a great chance you'll miss out. Subscribe now!!!