- Design an eye-catching cover.
- Professionally format your book interior.
- Obtain free ISBNs and barcodes.
- Locate and download free high-resolution photos for your book cover and website/blog.
- Upload your book to Amazon and other major online bookstores.
- Convert your manuscript to an ePub file and sell your e-book edition from your website/blog.
- Craft an intriguing book description that entices prospective readers to purchase your book.
- Write a noteworthy author bio that fosters a kinship with readers.
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE SELF-PUBLISHING PACKAGES
PROMOTE YOUR TITLES IN THE HEARTMIND STORE
Rise Above the Online Bookstore Jungle
Like you, we’re writers who want to connect with readers in a deeper, more meaningful way. We spent months writing, editing and re-editing. We know how disheartening it is to find your book listed thousands or millions of books below the bestsellers. Rather than remain buried deep within the online bookstore jungle, we decided to do something about it—promote as a community.
ONGOING PROMO: The HEARTMIND NEWS showcasing books in the Heartmind Store is sent to thousands of subscribers every month. Thanks to continual advertising and our monthly draw for a $50 Amazon gift card, our database of readers increases daily.
Click on a few books in the Heartmind Store, and here’s what you’ll find:
- We link prospective readers to authors’ websites, social media sites, and preferred online bookstores.
- We list unpublished free e-books and published books.
- We include an extensive write-up about each author and his/her book.
- From promo videos to book reviews, we include whatever helps an author connect with readers in a deeper, more meaningful way.
Authors deep within the online bookstore jungle aren’t rich… yet. We get that! Our listing rate is far below reasonable. There are no contracts to sign, no publishing rights to forfeit, no long-term commitments.
Our initial set-up fee and one-year promotion is $45 for one book and $5 for each additional book listed. After one year, authors are invited to renew their promo and maintain their top positioning in the Heartmind Store.
If you're wondering how we can offer such ridiculously low rates, it's because we're not about making huge profit. Joy Ross of Writing with JOY Training & Publishing and the creator of the Heartmind Store is on a mission to revolutionize how authors are trained, promoted and compensated. Connecting authors and readers in a deeper, more meaningful way is part of her mission.
Here's how listing your titles works. When you register, you’ll receive an “About You & Your Book” questionnaire. As you’re a writer, we’re confident that you’ll craft a superb bio and book promo piece. However, if we spot any typos or spelling errors, we’ll correct them.
Once your book and write-up are on the Heartmind Store, usually within three business days, we’ll send you an e-mail asking you to proof it and advise us of any changes you want.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR BOOKS
ENTER TO WIN 1-YEAR FREE PROMOTION IN THE HEARTMIND STORE | No Purchase Necessary
- Published & soon-to-be published authors are eligible to enter.
- One entry per author.
- Winners will be determined via six drawings held on December 1st, 2018.
- 3 chances to win for published authors.
- 3 chances to win for soon-to-be-published new authors.
- Winners announced in the December HEARTMIND NEWS
CLICK HERE TO ENTER CONTEST
CHECK OUT THE EMPOWERED AUTHOR SELF-PUBLISHING COURSE
Joy Ross, the creator of HEARTMIND STORE and the EMPOWERED AUTHOR Self-Publishing Course, is on a mission to revolutionize how authors are trained, compensated and promoted. Here's why.
Traditional publishing houses take a lion's share of revenue generated from books sales and pay authors a 10% royalty.
Self-publishing companies charge a small fortune to format the interior, design the cover, and upload a book to Amazon and other online bookstores.
Whether published through a traditional or hybrid publishing house, unless established and well-known, authors are responsible for promoting their own books, including promotional costs.
Before she became an Empowered Author, Joy was a sitting duck, easy prey for self-publishing companies eager to exploit her excitement about her latest book and lack of publishing know-how. Tired of wasting thousands of dollars, she learned how to format the interior of a book and design the cover. After a few weeks of extensive research and experimenting, she accomplished her goal. Thrilled, she vowed to help other authors.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO SELF-PUBLISH YOUR BOOK FOR FREE
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO PROMOTE YOUR BOOKS FOR FREE
- Books by Empowered Author students are promoted in the HEARTMIND STORE and the HEARTMIND NEWS for free forever.
- Empowered Author students promote one another's titles on social media.
- Empowered Author students review one another's titles on Goodreads.
- Learn how to create an account with Author Central and write a bio that will foster a kinship with prospective readers on Amazon.
- Learn the do's and don'ts of interacting with the 8 million readers on Goodreads.
BONUS: MARKETING REVIEW BY SENIOR EDITOR
The front cover, online bookstore description, and the content readers see when they look inside your book on Amazon are an author's primary marketing tools. Getting all three elements right propels books sales. Getting any of them wrong kills book sales.
To ensure your book gets noticed and purchased, our senior editor will review and offer suggestions for the front cover, description, and first ten pages of your book or novel. Our senior editor will also review your author bio and the back cover copy for your print edition.
JOIN IN ON THE FUN & LEARNING - UPCOMING WATCH PARTIES
OCTOBER 17, 2018 Facebook Watch Party Video: How JO DIBBLEE Transformed One Book into a Thriving Global Speaking & Seminar Business. The watch party starts at 6:00 p.m. Pacific time. Ms. Dibblee will be answering questions between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m.
Registration Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/245576702792452/
OCTOBER 24, 2018 Facebook Watch Party Video: Why Award-Winning, Esteemed Author CATHY ACE Switched from Traditional to Self-Publishing. The watch party starts at 6:00 p.m. Pacific time. Ms. Ace will be answering questions between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m.
Registration Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1832187140184396/