How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months

Rated 4.47/5 based on 34 reviews
Now, for the first time ever, John Locke reveals the marketing system he created to sell more than 1,100,000 eBooks in five months!

John is the eighth author in the world—and the first self-published author in history—to have sold 1 million eBooks on Kindle! More

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About John Locke

New York Times best-selling author John Locke holds a Guinness World Record for eBook sales and is the international best-selling author of 38 books in six different genres. He is the 8th author in history to have sold one million eBooks on Kindle, which he achieved in only five months. Locke has had four books in the top ten at the same time, and eight books in the top 43 at the same time, including #1 and #2. Foreign rights to his books have been purchased by the world’s top publishers. Translations include Russian, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Hungarian, and Lithuanian, with more on the way.

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Richard Whitt reviewed on on July 4, 2013

A good inspirational book. Easy to follow his self confidence.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Maximo Kovak reviewed on on March 28, 2013

I enjoyed his way of writing. I can see he is very passionate and his technique selling books worked for him however the book was purely concentrated in the marketing part. I was looking for a book that will show me the answers to the little questions new authors encounter when self publishing for first time and I could not find any, just the marketing part.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Katja Rinne reviewed on on March 8, 2013

I thought this to be a nice insight of how he did it and liked it when I read it. I've since learned it's pretty much lies, since he's bought a big chunk of his five star reviews and it makes me wish I could get a refund on this.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
Karen Dale Stefaniak reviewed on on Sep. 2, 2012

Good information and just a good read overall. It was entertaining, and his straight-shootin'approach to the subject matter even made me chuckle a time or two. The man gets it, and fortunately he's willing to share what he's learned. Thanks for paying it forward, Mr. Locke.
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
K C Murdarasi reviewed on on Aug. 1, 2012

The advice in this book, if followed closely, would probably lead to success in epublishing - I don't doubt that. However, it's really aimed at people who are prepared to write what the market demands rather than what they want, treating writing very much as a business venture. That's not me, and I expect it's not a lot of people, even if you do want to make money from your writing. My other main criticism is that the key marketing tool, the loyalty tranfer blog, sounds next to impossible to get right.

Despite that, I have been trying to put some of his advice into practice, and the book did make me pull my socks up a bit more about marketing.

If you're prepared to go all out, as John Locke did, then this will be invaluable. If not, for whatever reason, it's useful, but you might be better off reading something more conventional by Mark Coker.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Rae Gee reviewed on on July 16, 2012

John Locke is like Marmite; you'll either love him or hate him.

I started off not quite sure what to make of him but, as the book progressed, I found myself grinning at what this brilliantly self assured man has to say.

If you're just getting into the publishing industry, John has a lot of good stuff to say, especially if you're not entirely sure how to utilise social media. He shows you how to set it up and keep in touch with your fan base.

If you're already published, especially self published, and are a bit stuck for how to promote your book then definitely give this one a read. It's definitely a book for any author to give a read over, especially if you're on your own when it comes to promotion and getting your book read.

Short and sweet, I'd definitely recommend this to any author.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
Mike Hill reviewed on on July 15, 2012

Seriously? I don't know what others on Amazon who gave this a 1 star are bitching about? I hit Gold right from the beginning and I highly recommend it to anyone, even if you don't plan on writing a book for self-publishing, this book will open your eyes as to how the industry has viewed self-publishers in the past and how the small time independent book writer can WIN. A true must read!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
The Transporter reviewed on on April 18, 2012

Essential reading for any writer who wants their work read.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Peggy Lea Baker reviewed on on Feb. 12, 2012

"How I Sold a Million e-books in 5 Months" is an awesome and very doable blueprint for serious writers who honestly desire and are diligently working toward becoming successful authors! I appreciate John's willingness to share in great detail, his successful strategy which enabled him to achieve overwhelming success as an author in such a short period of time.

Although he does not, and cannot, guarantee that everyone who reads his book and follows his strategy will enjoy the level of success he has, if a writer truly has a viable work, with determination and resolve to follow his strategy, the likelihood of success is definitely real. I love his candor, his freshness, his wit and straightforward, 'tell-it-like-it-is' approach and commentary.

With book-in-hand (so to speak) I am proceeding with eagerness, determination, and excitement because the journey itself is often just as much fun as seeing the end results of the labor involved. John, thank you so much for this exciting road map! I wish you much continued success!
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
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