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YOUR FIRST 1000 COPIES: the step-by-step guide to marketing your book by Tim Grahl

“If I could give an aspiring writer one piece of advice, it would be to read this book.” –Hugh Howey
New York Times best selling author, Wool


Top 100 Best Selling Book on Amazon.com
#1 Best Selling Business Book on Amazon.com
#1 Best Selling Marketing Book on Amazon.com
#1 Best Selling Entrepreneurship Book on Amazon.com
242 reviews with a 4.7 out of 5 star rating

About the Book

How would it feel to know that every time you started a new book project, you already had people excited to buy it and ready to recommend it to others?

In Your First 1000 Copies, seasoned book marketing expert Tim Grahl walks you through how successful authors are using the online marketing tools to build their platform, connect with readers and sell more books.

Tim has worked with over 100 different authors from top best sellers such as Hugh Howey, Daniel Pink, Charles Duhigg, Chip and Dan Heath, Ramit Sethi and Pamela Slim to authors just get started on their first writing project. He has worked with authors across all fiction and non-fiction genres. Along with his client work, he has studied many other successful authors to learn what works and what doesn’t.

The result is Your First 1000 Copies where he walks you through the Connection System, a plan that every author can immediately start using. The plan looks like this:

  • Permission – How to open up communication with your readers where you can reliably engage them and invite them to be involved.
  • Content – How to use content to engage with current readers and connect with new ones.
  • Outreach – How to ethically and politely introduce yourself to new readers.
  • Sell – How all of these steps can naturally lead to book sales without being pushy or annoying
  • Track – How to use modern online tools to see what’s working and what’s not working, and how to make decisions based on data.

This is a system that any author can immediately put in place to start building their platform. Whether you’re a seasoned author looking to step into the new publishing landscape, or you’re a brand new author, Your First 1000 Copies will give you the tools to connect with readers and sell more books.

What other authors are saying

“"Tim Grahl is fast becoming a legend, almost single-handedly changing the way authors around the world spread ideas and connect with readers. If you've got a book to promote, stop what you're doing right now and start reading YOUR FIRST 1000 COPIES."” –Daniel H. Pink
New York Times bestselling author of TO SELL IS HUMAN, DRIVE, and A WHOLE NEW MIND

“With our third book coming out, we sought out Grahl because he'd collaborated with some of the world's top business authors: Dan Pink, Dan Ariely, Charles Duhigg, and others. We soon discovered why he was so popular: He listens, he gives smart advice, and he does great work. It's that simple. And for you, it's even simpler, because Grahl has done you the great favor of sharing his experience in a form you can speed-read in an hour or two. Your First 1000 Copies is a must-read for authors trying to build a connection with their readers.” –Dan Heath & Chip Heath
Co-authors of Made to Stick, Switch, and Decisive

“I watched in awe this year as Tim Grahl had 5 clients on the New York Times bestseller list in the same week. There is no one I trust more to learn about book marketing.” –Pamela Slim
Author, Escape from Cubicle Nation

“Tim was an early pioneer in teaching book authors how Internet marketing ACTUALLY works” –Hugh MacLeod
Best selling author of Ignore Everybody and Evil Plans