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And if your inbox is anything like mine, you probably receive way too many impersonal emails trying to sell you a bunch of crap that you don’t want.
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When you and I text each other, every text will be 100% from me.
Hearing from you directly means that I get more context about your specific needs and the goals you are trying to accomplish.
And together we’ll give your book its best chance at traditional or self-publishing.
I will send you various types of content via text as it pertains specifically to authors, books, writing and publishing.
It sounds like you might be concerned about privacy surrounding your data. And rightfully so. I totally get it and take your privacy very seriously.
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Once you’re in my contacts, you’ll have my real, actual phone number.
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We help people write, publish and market their books.
Bobbin is an established and experienced group of various publishing professionals who teamed up to bring you accessible and competitive author services.
Collectively, we’ve been in publishing for decades before Bobbin was officially founded in 2018. We have worked on over 1000+ books, including some major bestselling books (which you can see here).
That depends on how you intend to make your money back. The best way to make money on a book is to look at it as an investment that leads to other profitable opportunities, and not book sales.
For example, if you’re a consultant or a coach and a client is worth $50,000 to you, then one client more than ROIs your investment in your book.
If you own a business and you sell a product that’s $150, then you need to sell at least 250 products from your book to make your money back. If your book is used to promote your business, then it is likely that the full cost of its production is tax deductible, which substantially lowers the full investment cost.
If you write fiction, then a film or TV adaptation optioned by one of the many streaming platforms (Netflix, Disney+, AppleTV+, etc.) superchargers your ROI. Streaming services want and need tons of content to keep their subscribers on their platforms and away from their competitors. There days, it’s a writer’s market!
The one thing we do not recommend doing is calculating how many books you must sell to make your money back. This is because book sales is a poor measure for ROI.
Professionals see books as general marketing tools, not profit centers.
There are many ways to monetize a book. A book is also the best multi-purpose marketing tool there is. You can use a book to raise your visibility, develop your authority, generate leads for your business, bring you clients, get speaking gigs, sell products, launch businesses, and achieve many other objectives.
You can view a list of books our team has proudly worked on here, and most of them have been very successful.
Some results from our Authors include: multiple New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon best sellers, countless media pieces, hundreds of millions in high-dollar consulting deals, New York Times profiles, celebrity endorsements…the list goes on and on.
Yes…but probably not in the way you are thinking.
Bobbin Media is self-publishing in the best sense: you have full creative control of your book, you own all the rights for your book, and you get all the royalties. It is the business model of self-publishing, with the support of traditional publishing.
When people ask, “Is this self-published?” what they tend to mean is, “Is this an unprofessional, amateurish book that you did without any help?”
To that, the answer is obviously no. The books we have done and the authors we have worked with are of the highest caliber, so clearly self-publishing can be very professional. You’re hiring us for that exact reason—to ensure that your book is as professional as any on the market.
Big difference. The most important difference to you is that with us, you completely own your book. With traditional publishing, they own your book. They take all your copyright for the life of your work.
“Traditional publishing” refers to the New York publishing houses that operate with a royalty based book model. If they decide to sign you to a book contract (which is very rare), they pay you an advance and own all the rights and royalties to your book. They do the work of publishing and distributing your book, but that’s it. They do little to market your book, and they provide no support while you write it. Plus, you must write what they want you to write, not what you want to write. Traditional publishing used to be highly prestigious, but now they mainly make money off the platforms that other people have built by monetizing their audience.
Bobbin is an entirely different approach to books—almost the complete opposite. You pay us for our services, and you own all the rights and royalties from your book.
Furthermore, we do everything a traditional publisher does, and a whole lot more. We not only help you write your book, we invented an entirely new process to turn your ideas into a book through conversational interviewing. We help you market your book, and we can even provide full platform support if necessary.
It boils down to the fact that there are only a limited spectrum of people for whom traditional publishing still makes sense, and for everyone else, they should use some form of professional self-publishing (like us).
There are three goals of the marketing that’s included in our package.
First, we manage the logistics to run an Amazon Bestseller Campaign that focuses on maximizing early sales, reviews, and rankings, all to build the foundation of early credibility for your book’s long term success.
Second, we support you in promoting the book to your connections by creating social media graphics for the book, crafting a book announcement email, gifting free copies to your friends and family, and creating a strategy for you to get the support of influencers who you know.
Third, we help you lay out a long term marketing plan to keep the early momentum going, and ensure the book reaches your long term goals.
By the end of the first week of your book release, your book should have Amazon bestseller status, a burst of early sales, a baseline of reviews, awareness among your network, and you should have a plan for how to continue to leverage it going forward.
In normal situations, the publisher of your book is Bobbin Publishing.
That being said, you don’t have to use Bobbin Publishing as your publisher.
Because of the way our structure works, we can essentially create a new publishing company for you with any name you like. It’s completely up to you who the named publisher of the book is.
Today, the publishing imprint doesn’t have the same impact as it once had (and whatever impact that might’ve been is debatable).
Authors are like musicians in the respect that audiences become fans of their favorite bands, and not their favorite record label. In the same vein, readers pour over the words of their favorite authors, and not their favorite publisher. And in general, audiences have no idea which publishers put out which books anyway.
Authors tend to focus on who publishes a book only when it’s their book. And it’s because they desire to feel a sense of prestige, reputation and stature. And they think a big-league publisher will provide that. It won’t.
Mostly because that’s an internal, self-fulfilling kind of emotion that no external person or company can deliver to a human being. It comes from within.
Meanwhile, your reader only cares about one thing: Does the book bring me value?
Our goal at Bobbin is to make sure your reader’s answer to that question is a resounding, “Hell Yeah!”
It will be the connection you’ve developed with your reader (not your publishing imprint, nor Bobbin) that will produce those feelings of esteem, appreciation and meaningfulness you seek because you brought your reader value.
Ideally, beta readers are free. They’re often family, friends, members of your writing group, or maybe readers you connect with on Facebook or Goodreads. We’re advocates for free beta readers!
But authors know it can be hard to get quality beta reader feedback: some beta readers give short and vague feedback, some beta readers do nothing but praise because they’re either afraid to hurt your feelings or they think magic shoots from your fingertips, and some beta readers never send you their feedback at all. Worse, if your beta reader isn’t well-read in your specific genre, their feedback may actually lead you astray!
Virtually every writer who’s received critique partner or beta reader feedback (and sometimes this includes feedback from supposedly professional editors) has horror stories. Most of us have come across critiquers who insult us and/or our writing. Or those who try to steamroll our voice or rewrite the story to match their vision.
Those horror stories are shockingly common. But when you work with Bobbin:
That said, the Bobbin Connected service as well as the Bobbin Early Reader program is entirely optional. Whether or not you join is a decision that’s totally up to you. You are not obligated to pay anyone for access to beta readers. Ever.
YES. Our writers are professionals, bestsellers and award winners who love writing engaging, dramatic stories. But even they still have a developmental editor to show them issues with their work they’re too close to see. Plot holes, weak characters, flat moments; a developmental editor will make a good book, a great one.
At this time, we’re accepting books in the following genres:
Super excited to get you started!