[EP 90] Learn to Build Your Platform, Connect With Readers and Sell More Books with Tim Grahl

Posted on / by Natalie Sisson / in Podcast / 24 comments
[EP 90] Learn to Build Your Platform, Connect With Readers and Sell More Books with Tim Grahl

Tim Grahl quoteWith authors lining up to become clients, Tim Grahl has come a long way from his days of personally reaching out to authors to kickstart his business. He’s devised a foolproof process that ensures client happiness… and sales!

He started his journey as a freelance web marketer and quickly discovered his passion working alongside authors. It wasn’t long after this discovery that he gave up all other work to focus strictly on building a client base of authors he thought would be fun to work with.

So what exactly does Tim do? He turns the “write and hope” mentality of selling novels into “write and know”. Helping authors build a platform that creates big buzz for their new book release.

As a successful author himself this guy knows his stuff. With the first week of book sales for any book on the market averaging at about 250 copies only, Tim crushed the average by selling over 1000 copies of his own book in the first week.

His fresh approach on marketing and three step process will help you build your fanbase and raise your sales.

If you’re ready to learn more about successfully marketing your upcoming book and building a platform? Just click on the play button at the top or download this in iTunes or on Stitcher Radio (and do not forget to leave a review as these help others to find and enjoy my podcast).

What You’ll Learn In This Podcast:

  • How to build a bulletproof book marketing platform
  • How to increase the number of your book sales in the first week
  • How to approach and attract your red carpet clients when you’re starting out
  • Speaking to your audience to help them get off the ground and help them figure out what does and doesn’t work
  • Two types of writers mentality and which one to embody
  • How to use your book as a weapon for success

Win Tim’s Book

Tim has generously offered one copy of his awesome book to anyone listening. For your chance to win:

  1. Send out some Twitter love to @timgrahl AND

  2. Tell him why you need this book in your repertoire using hashtag #tsebook

Plus share this on social media in one click

new_twitter_logo“If authors have direct access to their fans it doesn’t matter what happens in publishing, they’ll be able to be successful” – @TimGrahl

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  • I love this ‘these are just tools in the tool box’. Planning is so important. Tim is a statue of absolute simplicity and discipline. I would love to have his book and share the wisdom behind it all with my community.

    • Congrats Saeema – Tim chose your answer. Book heading your way!

      • Hi Natalie, thank you so much. I am so excited to have it. Thank you big Tim. For sure this is one treasure I would love to share.

  • I love this ‘these are just tools in the tool box’. Planning is so important. Tim is a statue of absolute simplicity and discipline. I would love to have his book and share the wisdom behind it all with my community.

    • Congrats Saeema – Tim chose your answer. Book heading your way!

      • Hi Natalie, thank you so much. I am so excited to have it. Thank you big Tim. For sure this is one treasure I would love to share.

  • Thanks for these tips. I hope to win this book as I could use it to help me continue marketing my new book, “The Precipice: When Everything We Know Ends” and help my fellow writing friends with their projects.
    I tweeted it.
    #Godbless

  • Thanks for these tips. I hope to win this book as I could use it to help me continue marketing my new book, “The Precipice: When Everything We Know Ends” and help my fellow writing friends with their projects.
    I tweeted it.
    #Godbless

  • Alexia Purdy

    I love these podcasts, very informative and interesting. Thank you so much for doing these!

    • Alexia I love that you love them and always shout out – thank you

  • Alexia Purdy

    I love these podcasts, very informative and interesting. Thank you so much for doing these!

    • Alexia I love that you love them and always shout out – thank you

  • nice article .very interesting and useful thanks

  • nice article .very interesting and useful thanks

  • Really loved this episode, Natalie! Really interested in hearing how others go about making launches successful – always great to find new ways to help my clients improve their launches, and it sounds like Tim really knows what he’s doing! Will definitely be checking out that book.

    • He does indeed. I hope you can come to our webinar I have a feeling it will rock

  • Really loved this episode, Natalie! Really interested in hearing how others go about making launches successful – always great to find new ways to help my clients improve their launches, and it sounds like Tim really knows what he’s doing! Will definitely be checking out that book.

    • He does indeed. I hope you can come to our webinar I have a feeling it will rock

  • Yet another great blog idea I shall totally be stealing soon.. a look back at blog posts. I remember many of these

  • Yet another great blog idea I shall totally be stealing soon.. a look back at blog posts. I remember many of these

  • Natalie and Tim – this is gold. I’ve been an author for 3 years and even though I’ve sold lots of books, this opened my eyes to a whole new way of looking at this process. The note on D Pink dedicated 2 years to promote each book was a wake up for me.
    I’m off to get Tim’s book!

  • Natalie and Tim – this is gold. I’ve been an author for 3 years and even though I’ve sold lots of books, this opened my eyes to a whole new way of looking at this process. The note on D Pink dedicated 2 years to promote each book was a wake up for me.
    I’m off to get Tim’s book!

  • As soon as I had finished this podcast I bought the book on my kindle. I read it in less than 24 hours and took copious notes. I have learned so much in the past few days my brain feels like it’s going to burst. I feel so much more confident of launching my book and new online business that today I published my facebook page – even though I have no website yet and no email to start a list!

  • As soon as I had finished this podcast I bought the book on my kindle. I read it in less than 24 hours and took copious notes. I have learned so much in the past few days my brain feels like it’s going to burst. I feel so much more confident of launching my book and new online business that today I published my facebook page – even though I have no website yet and no email to start a list!

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