BOOK COVER REVEAL: Launch Timeline, Massive Giveaway and Big Changes 

BOOK COVER REVEAL

I’m excited to announce that I’m launching a new book in October 2017…

Query Letter Swipe File

I’m really excited because the book is about the exact words, phrases and templates to write query letters, get literary agents and publish books for life.

  • Here’s a link to a free, short online presentation that I created and shared earlier today on social media: http://bit.ly/2vem2Hr
  • Here’s the set of the PDF  slides from that presentation with clickable links (I had you at PDF didn’t I?)

 

I laughed out loud when I heard..

My book has been called the Mad Libs of Query Letters.

I laughed out loud when I heard that but it’s pretty accurate. It’s almost as if the query letter is written for you.

However, there are MAJOR distinctions between my book and Mad Libs:

  • My book is serious (although hopefully vastly entertaining in it’s own way)
  • The swipes in my book don’t give you cookie-cutter queries (far from it)
  • My book provides proven “recipes” that each writer can adapt to create an unlimited variation of perfect pitch

Why Query Letters?

I’ve spent the last 20 years excavating the patterns, forces and tactics that make literary agents say yes. These very same tactics allowed me to get a literary agent with my very first query letter.

Over the last six months, I’ve written over 100 query letters for other writers. Here is just some of the feedback that I have received:

“Again, above and beyond on his way with words. Superb ideas and word choices. Highly recommend!” – Tmanners555

 

“WOW! I’m amazed. If this letter doesn’t grab attention, nothing will. It’s the absolute best that I’ve ever read. Christopher takes his time and he delivers. I highly recommend him and without hesitation I’m going to hire him again.” – brooklynmom

 

“I literally cried when I got the query back, and there wasn’t one but THREE of them! As a 24/7 family caregiver- soon to be Sci-fi published novelist, I don’t have the income to pay top $ to a query writer/editor. Mr. Kokoski is a top dollar writer who is helping to other writers to further their dreams.Thank you so much Mr. Kokoski!” – mamanicey

 

Those reviews hold deep meaning to me because I love helping other writers fulfill their dreams.

As you might have guessed, I used the Query Letter Swipe File to write them. What surprised me most is that I was able to craft each query in less than an hour.

BOOK COVER

Without further ado, here is the cover of my new book which I’m in love with:

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What do you think? Let me know in the blog comments, on Twitter or on my Facebook page.

 

 

JUST THE FACTS, MAM…

Because I want you to be completely in the loop, here are the important dates of my upcoming launch:

There is a massive swipe file giveaway open right now where you can enter for a chance to win $200 worth of swipe files including the following:

  • Synopsis swipe files
  • Viral blog swipe files
  • Author bio swipe files
  • Cover letter swipe files
  • Nonfiction query swipe files
  • And much much more.

You can see the full list of giveaway swipe files on this webpage. (Note: the pre-launch is not open yet so those “order” buttons will redirect you to a page to enter the giveaway. Or, you can scroll down to the bottom of the landing page to see the full giveaway list.)

If you want a cool count down to my book launch, check out this page.

LAUNCH TIMELINE

  • The pre-launch starts on September 23 and runs only for two weeks. So the pre-launch bonuses are only available for two weeks and then they go away completely forever.
  • The official online launch for the book is set for October 7 
  • The live launch is set for October 14.

Other Things of Note:

  • As part of the launch, I am revamping my online platform
  • That includes my newsletter manager and website. I’ll be giving you more details in the next week or so but be on the lookout for a change of
    platform for my blog.
  • The good news is it will still be at http://www.christopherkokoski.com, same domain name.

What Else Am I Doing? 

  • Guest posts on other blogs
  • Seeking guest spots on podcasts
  • Developing other products, freebies and live/online events to create buzz

Yeah, it’s a lot! If you want to hear about my Book Launch, let me know and I’ll write a few posts.

Finally, I created a WRITING SECRETS Community Facebook Group for swapping stories, struggles and strategies for writing bestsellers and drilling down deeper into my blog posts, books and courses on writing.

It’s a private Facebook Group for subscribers of my Writing Secrets newsletter. So sign up and then request to join here: Writing Secrets Community

Whew, this has been one heck of a loaded post about my book launch. Thanks for sticking it out with me.

 

Free Book: The Challenge 1/10-1/14/17 

Just a quick mid-week post to let you know that my nonfiction spiritual book THE CHALLENGE is free on Amazon today 1/10 -1/14/17. 

Grab your FREE copy here: http://amzn.to/2ieH9Pk

Even if this isn’t your usual type of reading, every free download helps so I’d appreciate you clicking through to the book. 

I could tell you about the book, but I thought you’d rather hear from someone else. This is a review from Volo Press: 

Review: http://bit.ly/2jzQ4zm

Let me know what you think on Twitter @Chris_Kokoski

BOOK LAUNCH – THE CHALLENGE, And How to Write The Best Amazon Book Review Ever

Today I have a series of BIG announcements: 

  • New book launch – THE CHALLENGE
  • Special Limited Time Offer
  • How to Write the Best Amazon Book Review Ever

Special Announcement #1: Book Launch

My new book, THE CHALLENGE, is officially up on AMAZON for pre-order. The publication date is set for 1/1/17. So that’s when it is officially official.

Here’s the Rundown

The visual:

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The book trailer: https://youtu.be/fXtFGW8lptI

The short description: THE CHALLENGE is a nonfiction Christian book for sharing your faith.

The slightly longer description from the back cover:

A Powerful New Way to Share Your Faith With Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime – Even if you are an Introvert, Have No Time or Know Nothing about the Bible

Every Christian is commanded to share their faith. This evangelism guide does more than show you how to easily share the gospel; it virtually does it for you! Forget long sermons that alienate your friends and family or old, cheesy gospel tracts that no one wants to read. Winning debates doesn’t win souls.

  • Share your faith without fear – when you learn my simple zero rejection method, you’ll shake your head and wonder why you never thought of it before!
  • Lead your friends and family to Christ without Bible thumping, nagging or debating.
  • Easy Evangelism even if you know absolutely nothing about the Bible, apologetics or theology.
  • Quick Start Guide for Busy People that shows you how to share your faith without spending any extra time. No 3-hour conversations required!

Biblical Christian Evangelism Tactics to Trigger an Evangelism Explosion

  • Designed with sophisticated evidence-based behavioral change technology to trigger a series of insights for total life transformation
  • Generate unlimited curiosity about Jesus, truth, the Bible and God’s sovereignty

Ready to Make the Gospel Go Viral?

P.S. – Inside this book, you get access to UNLIMITED PDF DOWNLOADS of THE CHALLENGE so that you can share your faith with anyone, anywhere – even all over the world for international impact.

Order Now!

Special Announcement #2: Special Offer 

When order now, you get THE CHALLENGE for .99 cents plus you get a free bonus gift of THE CHALLENGE WORKBOOK. This special ends exactly on Jan 7th, 2017 so order now. 

 YES, GIVE ME MY COPY OF THE CHALLENGE AND FREE BONUS

Why .99 cents? 

My hope is that you’ll read the book, love it and post a review on Amazon. Right before you buy or gift copies for everyone you know.

Don’t know what to post in a review? No worries – I’ve got you covered. Simply copy and paste one of the reviews below:

Option 1: “Restored my faith in humanity. After reading it, I called my Mother, bought my wife flowers and donated my organs to monkeys fighting climate change!”

Option 2: “So good I quit my job so I could re-read it full time.”

Option 3: “Best thing since sliced bread. In fact, if it were made of bread, I would eat it. That’s how good it is.”

Option 4: “First book I ever read that I immediately wanted to cast in gold and frame above my bed.”

Whatever kind of review you choose, here’s where to post it: POST REVIEW HERE

(Note: You can post a review when the book is officially official on Jan 1, 2017.)

Get THE CHALLENGE at the special .99 cent price and grab your bonus copy of the THE CHALLENGE WORKBOOK for free!  (Access The Workbook from the link to PDF copies inside the book)

Please consider sharing this blog post with anyone you think might enjoy it! 

Christopher is currently writing the next book you’ll want to cast in gold. Keep up to date on his novels and books on writing by following this blog and signing up for his newsletter

Book Launch: Clara and Claire by Lindsey Richardson

Today I’m celebrating a friend and fellow author’s book launch of her new novel, CLARA AND CLAIRE.

One thing I love about authors is how much we support each other.

The novel is available on Amazon for $2.99.

Yep, the cover is amazing.

The story starts off with a bang (which is one of my favorite things for authors to do).

Here’s a short excerpt:

Click here for a longer excerpt curtesy of Amazon LOOK INSIDE: 

Sample Excerpt

Lindsey is having a Facebook event for the launch all day. It’s a public event so check it out here and don’t forget to grab a copy of the book! 

Grab A Copy Of Clara and Claire

BOOK LAUNCH by Chandler Bolt: An In-depth Review

How do you know which how-to writing and how-to publishing books are worth your money?

Book reviews!

I’m such an avid reader (and reviewer), that Amazon awarded me a special badge. What I think that really means is that I’m a sucker for buying up every writing book known to man. 

That’s why I thought I would write up a book review on one of the most popular writing and publishing books on Amazon.

Book launch: How to Write, Market, and self-publish your first Bestseller in 3 months or less AND use it to start & grow, a six figure business by Chandler bolt

Yep, it wins longest title in publishing history. 

Just in case you wondered, I have purchased this book. 

First, here are the book details:

BOOK DETAILS

Pages: 133

Publication date: January 20, 2015

Language: English

ASIN: B00SJON2MW

Amazon.com Sales Rank: 8119

SYNOPSIS

Book Launch explains the author’s approach to quickly writing, editing, formatting, book cover designing and uploading to the Amazon.com Kindle store through Kindle Direct Publishing, or KDP. 

Pros

What I liked: 

The book cover: 

It’s simple, maybe a little generic, but it works. 

The title: 

Book Launch gets points for clarity in the main title and subtitle. 

The content: 

The author shares dozens of strategies for writing and publishing a bestseller (or successful book). No publishing stone isoverlooked  — writing, editing, formatting, titles, book covers, generating pre-release buzz and uploading to Amazon using methods that might be best described as gaming the system. 

The author shares both his personal publishing story, along with the stories of several other writers. I found these stories highly inspiring. 

Probably my favorite part of the book are the copy-and-paste templates for communicating with book editors and book designers, etc. I love when authors go the extra mile to provide simple, actionable tools. 

Cons

Book Launch occasionally comes off as salesey. The author pitched his Self Publishing School multiple times during the text. I found the number of pitches somewhat overkill. 

While I appreciate the simple writing, I prefer a bit more style. 

Conclusion

Ultimately, Book Launch is flawed but more than worth the low price ($3.99 on Kindle as of this writing, or approximately $6 if you add the audio). 

Download Book Launch from Amazon