Launching an Amazon Bestselling Fiction Book in 2020

Indie authors often talk about the “gold rush” era of self-publishing when a smaller pool of authors and Amazon’s looser algorithms made it easier to sell books on their platform. But with increased competition and the push toward a play-to-play marketplace, is 2020 too late to have success selling fiction?

The answer is no, it’s not too late. Zach recently launched the first book in a new series to bestseller status on Amazon, and on this episode of the podcast, he breaks down what he did and how he has kept the sales going after the dreaded “30-Day Cliff.”

The Career Author Podcast is a podcast where co-authors J. Thorn and Zach Bohannon share their struggles and successes as full-time authors, advice for improving your writing craft, and honest discussions of what it takes to build a successful career as an author.

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • How many sales it takes to have an Amazon bestseller
  • Why Zach believes in silent pre-orders
  • What strategies work best during a book launch
  • Why patience and professionalism are crucial
  • Zach’s big takeaways from his latest launch

Also, Zach recommends a brand new podcast from one of his favorite productivity authors. 

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