Already back in 2014, a major milestone was reached in the online book publishing industry: indie authors took home the bulk of all author earnings on Amazon's group of sites. They surpassed the earnings taken home by "The Big Five" trade publishers--Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Hachette, Macmillan and Simon & Schuster--combined. (Source: January 2015 Author Earnings Report – Author Earnings) Clearly, there has never been more opportunity for individuals to self-publish books as there is in this day and age. But more opportunity equates to more competition. So, how can indie authors stand out from the millions of other books being published every year all over the world? How can they maximize each book project so it brings them commercial sales success?
I woke up this morning and checked my AdSense like I normally do, and I'd made way more than I was expecting. I checked the page views, and they were high. Really high. Then I went over to Analytics, and at first glance it didn't look like I'd had any more traffic overnight than usual. So I took the AdSense reported page views for the last week, and the Analytics reported page views for the last week, and I compared them. For the last 6 days (not including today), the AdSense reported page views have been 1.34 times higher than the Analytics reported page views. So for example, if Analytics said I had 1000 page views, AdSense would say I had 1340.
If you opened this thread looking for a step by step method to making a million dollars by next week...this thread was written for you! I posed a question in one of my Facebook groups the other day asking everyone, Why dont you have a million dollars? Whats holding you back?