“AMS Ads are dead,” said the not-so-savvy self-published author.
Don’t believe this lie. AMS Ads, or Amazon Marketing Services ads, are stronger than ever, and – whether we like it or not – they are here to stay.
As a matter of fact, Amazon just rolled out a brand-new, improved UI for AMS; they have added new features, and are constantly creating training material to help authors better understand the platform.
Would they do that if AMS were on the way out? Not likely.
Sure, not every book is a good fit for Amazon ads: that’s why many authors grow bitter and blame the platform for not being able to sell a book that would not be marketable anyways.
Don’t be discouraged. Now is the time to jump onto the AMS wagon if you want to actually get paid to write. Those who don’t read the Self-Publishing School Blog and believe that Amazon advertising is dying will gradually move away from it, making the space less crowded and much more profitable for all of us.
Stay put, don’t give up. When others zig, just zag 🙂
Amazon Marketing Services Made Easy
I get it, click bids have gotten more expensive, finding profitable keywords is more difficult and winning is harder than ever. But this is only a byproduct of the space getting more crowded. However, let me assure you: those CPC prices are nowhere near what our friends in the physical product markets are paying.
Strange as it may seem, AMS is still a happy place for authors.
The key is to get more creative, thinking out of the box. Find new ways of using AMS, test and tweak, and you’ll be way ahead of the (still relatively small) competition. How?
Here are 20 ways in which you can use Amazon Marketing Services Ads for your book marketing ventures. Each tactic is coupled with a brief explanation of how to implement it in a practical way.
Enjoy the list and remember: now is the time for Amazon advertising!
#1 – Target a famous author in your genre
You’ll do this in order to try to get into his or her also-boughts. You know, the little section in this screenshot that shows you what other people who bought an item have also bought ↓
It’s no secret that ‘also-boughts’ are the main source Amazon uses when they recommend new books to readers. And if your book is in one of your competitor’s ‘also-boughts’, then there’s a good chance it will get shown, recommended and ‘pushed’ to the exact audience you’re after.
Try bidding heavily on one of your competitors as a target so that your book shows up everywhere on their book’s page and ‘steals the show’ in your reader’s eyes.
#2 – Target books published by Amazon
Amazon has various imprints through which it publishes books, the most famous being Thomas & Mercer.
Targeting authors and books by these subsidiary companies is a great idea. Amazon (and their algorithm) love when people buy their stuff, which they continuously promote left and right.
Try to get your book next to one of Amazon’s own babies, and you’ll be a happy writer indeed.
#3 – Target books that are featured on BookBub
Once a book is featured in BookBub’s daily email (aka their ‘Featured Deals’), it’s likely to get thousands of downloads and a load of traffic on all the retailers.
Which of course means more eyeballs on the said book.
By keeping an eye on the books that appear daily on BookBub’s email blast and targeting them with your Amazon ads, you’ll be the first to place your book next to the day’s hottest title, thus piggybacking on its visibility and – hopefully – sales.
#4 – Target books that have recently been turned into movies
A hot new release (just as explained in point 3) is always going to garner bigger attention, at least for a few days.
Keep an eye on new movie releases in your genre, especially big blockbuster films that have been inspired by bestselling books. Again, the trick here is to target those hot new titles so that your book shows next to them, thus collecting some love from all those hungry readers.
#5 – Use Product Display Ads to target paperbacks
Amazon’s Product Display ads give you a unique chance to specifically target paperback versions of your competitor’s titles (unlike Sponsored Product ads). The first benefit of doing this is that you’ll undoubtedly broaden the reach of your ads.
But most important perk is that you’ll also likely increase the sales of your own paperback copies.
As it were, ‘physical book lovers’ have a preference for physical books, which are more expensive and thus will likely result in higher royalties for you to pocket!
#6 – Use Product Display Amazon Ads to target audiobooks
See point 5 above, but this time use PD ads to target audiobooks!
Don’t have an audiobook version of your title? You’re definitely missing out on one of the hottest and fastest-growing trends in the indie publishing industry.
Your first in series is likely to be free on Amazon (or at least it should be). But don’t fret, pure ROI seekers!
Sure, by going a bit ‘heavier’ on Amazon ads pointing to that book, you’ll likely lose money. But you’ll make it back when readers go on to purchase book 2, 3, 4, etc. in your series. Make sure you have a good idea of how to calculate your audience’s ‘read-through rates’, and adjust your CPC bid and daily budget accordingly.
#8 – Lose money (again) to grow your email list
Be sure to display an opt-in form in the free book you’re running ads on (pro tip: also place it in the first pages of the book, so that readers don’t have to ‘wait’ until they’ve read the whole thing before parting with their email address).
This will inevitably result in more signups to your email list. Again, this isn’t stellar for pure ROI, and you might be losing money now, but in the long term, this will be super-beneficial.
#9 – Advertise Your Backlist
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket (aka, don’t point all your ads and spend all your budget on one book).
Running Amazon ads for other titles in your backlist is always beneficial in keeping the books ‘sticky’ in the rankings, often also providing a load of read-throughs to the other titles in the same series (see point 7).
#10 – The Greatest Hits method
Start your ads by bidding low-ish on keywords and competing authors/book-titles. Once you have a good idea of what is actually performing well, take those successful phrases and compile them in a ‘Greatest Hits’ ad, with higher CPC bids and daily budget.
#11 – The Amazon Ad Puzzle
Try using your own book as a target keyword, but this time to advertise your higher-priced titles or box sets.
The ‘Sponsored’ results on the latter’s book page will likely populate with all your other titles, just like the pieces of a puzzle.
If a reader lands on your one book and sees your other stuff in the Amazon ads, they might buy a higher-priced title in your collection (and go on to become an aficionado fan of yours)!
#12 – The Ad Stacker
Don’t limit yourself to Amazon Marketing Services ads. Ad ‘stacking’ is often the best way to get a gazillion eyeballs on a new release (especially if you’re aiming at hitting bestsellers’ lists when running a hard launch).
Try your hands at BookBub ads, Facebook Ads, and others. You don’t need to spend thousands on them: a small budget will be more than enough to Discover where your readers are hanging out, so that you can place your books right under their eyes.
#13 – Pre-populate with pre-orders!
Start running AMS ads well in advance, even when your book is still in the pre-order phase. If you get your targeting right, this will help add your book to the ‘also-boughts’ of other books in your genre, thus igniting the sacred ‘recommendation loop’ from Amazon.
You can do this one week to a few months in advance. The bigger your author platform is, the longer you can get away with putting your book up for pre-order before the actual publication date.
Plus, people will be exposed to your book, will pre-order it, and when the book is live, the instant truckload of downloads will shoot it into the stratosphere!
#14 – Use AMS for reviews
Spend a bit more on AMS during a free promo you have scheduled.
This might sound counterintuitive when it comes to pure ROI, but you’ll be amazed at the number of downloads you’ll get. Be sure to add a ‘call for reviews’ to the end of your book.
With their recent ‘upgrade’ of the Amazon Marketing Services platform, Amazon has given authors the chance to use their ‘Bid+’ system (an old acquaintance of those using Vendor’s Accounts).
This new feature basically lets Amazon know you’re willing to spend up to 50% more on CPC for the terms that are performing well. It’s really simple to use, as you can see in the example below so don’t be afraid to use this!
Think about it: if Amazon has given us this new tool, why not take advantage of it?
You definitely won’t go broke (the daily budget still being the highest cap on spend): rather, you’ll likely outbid all of your competitors on your most prized keywords and phrases!
#16 – Use negative keywords
As you surely know by now, hyper-relevant laser-focused targeting is the name of the game with AMS, but sometimes, this is much easier said than done.
Have an epic fantasy novel that appeals to teens, but that YA readers would absolutely hate? Don’t risk getting one-star reviews by unsatisfied vampire-hungry audiences.
Another new feature that Amazon has just implemented into their new AMS platform is the ‘negative keywords’ field.
Use it wisely to list all of the keywords you absolutely DO NOT want to associate your ads to through Amazon Marketing Services.
The sniper approach has never been easier.
#17 – Target your own book
Why on earth would you want to spend money targeting your own book? After all, it already shows up ‘organically’ in the search results for your key terms, no?
Well, not exactly.
Amazon is putting a lot of emphasis on advertising (another reason why you should use AMS ads), so it sometimes favors paid results over organic – something other platforms (e.g. Facebook) have been doing for a while now.
Crazy, right? Try punching one of your keywords in the search box and see if your book appears. It doesn’t?
Then you might want to give it a nice little push with a couple super-targeted ads.
Bonus: 3 more advanced Amazon Marketing Services tactics
If you’re really ready to make some money, you can try to tackle some of these more advanced Amazon Marketing Services methods to increase your book sales.
These might be tricky for you at first, but with enough practice, they’ll prove to be more than effective.
Use this incredibly powerful tool to advertise your physical or audio copies on relevant pages by your target authors.
As seen above (point 5), this will often result in sales of your own audios and paperbacks, yielding a lot more royalties!
#19 – Use a Vendor’s Account (part 2)
A Vendor’s Express account through Amazon Marketing Services will also let you advertise titles that you didn’t publish yourself.
Why would you want to do that, you say? For multi-author box sets you’re a part of, for example! This will bring more eyeballs to your stuff and… don’t forget to include an email-optin in your portion of the text!
#20 – Use a Vendor’s Account (part 3)
As seen above, why not use a Vendor’s Account to also promote a traditionally-published book you wrote before going indie? Your publisher will likely not be using AMS, so show them who the savvy author is and get some sales rolling!
Hope you enjoyed some of these tactics for Amazon Marketing Services ads. As I mentioned in the introduction to this post, don’t listen to those who want to attract you to the ‘next best thing’.
Think out of the box, test, test, and test again. And you will succeed!
This is a guest post by Brian Berni, a Self-Publishing School alumnus, now bestselling author under multiple pen-names. He blogs for writers and self-publishers at AuthorsTech and is the co-founder of BookAds, an agency that helps authors advertise their books through AMS and BookBub Ads.
Writing the book might seem like the most difficult part…and then you have to actually title the darn thing!
When it comes to writing a book, coming up with reasonable book title ideas is surprisingly one of the hardest parts to complete. It’s difficult because titles are essentially short hooks that advertise your book using the fewest words possible.
It’s also what readers look for first when they discover new books, and can take less than 5 seconds to make a decision.
This is why it’s so crucial tocrafta perfect name.
To help spur your creative process, we’ve created a few essential guidelines for you to follow as you craft the perfect book title ideas for your masterpiece.
Since there are different title considerations for fiction and non-fiction, we broke these two topics down separately into:
As you begin crafting your book title ideas for your non-fiction book, the key is knowing that non-fiction readers are looking for solutions. Whether it’s losing weight, becoming a master in sales, or becoming better at fostering relationships, they’re simply looking for a book that will solve their problem.
To leverage this idea, here are a set of rules to consider:
#1 – Your Title Must Include a Solution to a Problem
Your title should be crystal clear on what your readers will achieve by reading your book. Experts say that a title with a clear promise or a guarantee of results will further intrigue your readers.
Here are some questions to consider when creating your title:
Are you teaching a desirable skill?
Can your personal discoveries impact someone’s life?
Can your book solve a very difficult problem?
Here are our favorite book titles that offer a clear solution to a problem with promising results:
Asperger’s Rules! How to Make Sense of School and Friendship by Blythe Grossman
How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferriss
Book Title Ideas Action Plan: Write down the best solutions or teachings your book offers and form these into potential book title ideas.
#2 – Use a Subtitle for Clarity
A great non-fiction title employs a subtitle to clarify what the desired outcome will be from reading your book.
In this video clip, Chandler explains in 5 simple steps how to create a compelling subtitle:
Here are some questions to consider when creating your subtitle:
How can your subtitle further expand on achieving a desirable outcome?
What are the biggest pain points that your subtitle can provide a solution for?
How can you further address your innovative solution in the subtitle?
Here are our favorite book subtitles that spell out what their readers can expect from reading their books:
The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion by Elle Luna
Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin
Work Rules! Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead by Laszlo Bock
Book Title Ideas Action Plan: Make a list of 10 attention-grabbing subtitles that promise big outcomes and other positive benefits.
#3 – Make Your Title Unforgettable
Catchy titles are memorable, boring titles are not. So make an effort to be more creative and fun with your book title! Use alliterations to make your title easier to read and remember. A memorable and light-hearted title adds additional character to your book and is also a great way to attract readers.
Here are some questions to consider when creating your memorable title:
Will a fun title turn a normally boring subject into something more interesting?
Will adding humor to your title further entice readers?
Will a cleverly written title stand out from other books in this genre?
Here are our favorite books that engaged us with clever titles and subtitles:
Me Talk Pretty One Day and Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls by David Sedaris
Trust me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan Holiday
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt
Book Title Ideas Action Plan: Experiment with different types of styles and poll your audience to determine whether a comedic, shocking, or even bizarre title will be the most appealing to your target audience.
No matter which method works best on creating a compelling title for nonfiction books, a good thing to remember is to always test multiple titles with different audiences to determine which book title generates the biggest response.
Getting good feedback is the only way to know for certain which title is perfect for your book.
How to Generate Book Title Ideas for Fiction
Generally, fiction titles are allowed more creative wiggle room than their non-fiction counterparts. That being said, an effective fiction title must still pique your readers’ attention. And while it’s true that you can title your fictional book with random names, it still must catch the reader’s attention.
Here are some key guidelines to keep in mind:
#1 – Your Title Should be Appropriate to Your Genre
Your novel title should use language that resonates with both your genre and target audience. For example, a romantic book can call for dreamy language whereas an action book can warrant strong and powerful words.
This means that you must know your book’s genre and words that best fit the style of title.
Here are some questions to consider for appropriate genre titles:
What genre best fits this story?
Which are the perfect choice words for your genre?
Here are our favorite fictional titles based on genre:
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Godfather by Mario Puzo
Book Title Ideas Action Plan: Based on the genre of your book, pick out a few keywords that best suit its category and evoke strong emotions in your readers.
#2 – Your Book Title Should Pique Your Reader’s Interest
A great fiction title teases and leaves your audience wanting more. You want your audience to read your title and think, “I must read what’s behind that cover!”
Here are some questions to consider on how to pique interest with your title:
Which key components of your story best captivates your readers?
What emotions do you want your readers to have once they read your title?
Here are our favorite fictional titles that drew our attention:
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson
Book Title Ideas Action Plan: Choose a theme that will best draw your reader’s attention. Come up with 5 titles that will catch your reader’s attention and pique their curiosity.
#3 – Look to Your Characters for Book Title Inspiration
A great book title captures the spirit of the protagonist. Some authors simply use the hero’s name for their title. Others have combined the names of their hero along with their special qualities to inform the audience about their protagonist’s accomplishments like Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White.
On the flip-side, a formidable antagonist can also be an amazing book title.
A sinister name can convey a sense of dread and expectation for what’s to come like Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. Both choices are great title ideas and should be seriously considered for your fictional book.
Here are some questions to consider when including a character as a title:
Between the hero and villain, who impacts the story more?
Are there any stunning qualities from your characters that will draw a reader’s emotion?
Can the plot of the story be summed up as a title?
Here are our favorite fictional books thatuse characters for its title:
Harry Potter (Literary Series) by J. K. Rowling
Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Fielding
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
Book Title Ideas Action Plan: Determine which character best conveys what the story will tell in your title. You may also include creative words or themes to further showcase the character’s unique qualities or the journey itself.
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Ultimately, the title of your book depends on you, the author. By following these constructive guidelines, you will be able to generate a number of book title ideas you can use to find the perfect one that grasps the attention of readers and soon become an Amazon bestseller in no time!
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#2 – Create a list of book title ideas
Now is the time to fire up that imagination and start brainstorming! We gave you a number of different actionable steps to help you generate book title ideas that work well.
Now is the time to make a list of every potential book title you can think of! The more, the merrier.
When this is done, you’ll want to go through and jot down any that really make you feel something in a separate list. These are the ones you’ll use for the next step.
#3 – Get feedback about the top title
It’s hard to pick a title by yourself because you’re too close to the book. What will help you find the best title is putting the options out there for your target audience to choose.
A fantastic way to do this is to join writing and publishing groups online where you can post polls.
You’re probably thinking that self-publishing is nothing more than uploading a document to the web and hitting an all-powerful “PUBLISH” button.
You’re far from the truth.
In all honesty, self-publishing is certainly a process. There’s a reason big-name publishing houses have been around for so long; they take care of a lot of the work. You do all the creative thinking while they do the other heavy lifting.
But that also means they get a (very) big cut of your earning. Your hard-earned income. But all of that’s already been discussed.
Instead, we’ll talk about what you can actually expect when you decide to put yourself first and commit to self-publishing.
Taking that leap can be difficult, especially if you’re not sure what to expect. Let us do some decluttering of your mind by cluing you in on some of the unexpected realities of self-publishing your book!
#1 – You’ll become a tech-savvy self-publishing whiz
Self-publishing involves a number of different technical capabilities you probably don’t know of before starting the process.
And because you’ll be responsible for the entirety of your publishing journey, you’ll learn a lot about all of the different platforms you’ll need to make it happen – which is made a lot easier with a program that shows you exactly what you need to do, when to do it, and how to get it done.
#2 – A lot more income
You probably think of self-published authors as the “starving artist” type, forever playing catch-up with bills and life in general.
In reality, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
That fact is, self-publishing gets a really bad reputation for bankrupting those who pursue its path. And sure, some people may have spent a lot of time and money on their book only for it to tank.
If you do work hard and pursue self-publishing by learning from those who have done it before, you can actually expect some cushy additional income.
Why is that, you ask?
Because you don’t have to fork over a chunk of your earnings to a publisher. Because you are the publisher.
#3 – You’ll learn a lot about yourself
This is especially true if you’re writing non-fiction but it’s just as meaningful for fiction authors as well.
Writing a book takes a lot of your own experiences, values, and meaningful content to you. That means you get to do some digging into your psyche to uncover the very core of who you are. And if you’re writing a memoir, be prepared for a lot of this.
That’s a bit deep, but I really want you to understand just how much you can learn about yourself from self-publishing a book.
And it’s not even all about the writing itself, either.
Self-publishing takes a lot of drive, ambition, and a very determined individual.
It’s a challenge and whenever we enter into challenging times in our lives, we learn more about ourselves than ever before.
Self-publishing a book is the same.
Through your writing, editing, rewriting, marketing, and self-publishing journey, you can figure out more of who you are and what you want out of life.
And that alone is worth it.
#4 – You’ll make amazing connections
Networking isn’t really something many people think of when they consider self-publishing.
In fact, most people assume self-published authors are shut-ins who spend all their time shrouded in thick blankets with a steaming mug of spiked coffee between their hands.
And knowing talented, hardworking individuals will only help you reach your goals faster.
The point is, self-publishing helps you build those connections you might not otherwise get. After all, self-published authors stick together.
#5 – You build almost-instant credibility
The crazy thing about self-publishing is how much other’s view of you changes.
Before, you may have just been a blogger with a business that just wouldn’t take off. After you have a book available, others will see you as an authority figure in your field.
They will feel more comfortable paying for your products or services simply because you wrote a book.
It might seem a little silly because your knowledge base is the same, but when a potential customer can purchase your book, they instantly see you as someone with expert knowledge and this increases the likelihood that they’ll buy from you.
Even if you’re not a business owner, self-publishing a book will still give you a boost in the eyes of strangers and even people you know well.
#6 – Opportunities will come knocking
We like to refer to self-publishing a book as opening the door to Narnia. Once you go through with the process, you will throw yourself into an entirely new world where opportunities basically fall into your lap.
One of the (arguably) best opportunities granted was becoming part of the Self-Publishing School team behind the scenes by teaching and helping other students find the same success she did.
Bottom line: you might become addicted to writing books.
#9 – You’ll generate tons of new ideas
Writing a book forces you into a quicksand-like imaginative headspace. The more you write, the more you understand what else you can be writing and you end up in a pit of creativity that releases your mind and allows you to think outside the box.
You practically get sucked into creative thinking.
Meaning, you’ll come up with so many new ideas for other books, blog posts, or even business ventures.
Think of your creativity like a muscle and self-publishing as the gym. Each time you sit down to further your self-publishing progress, the more creative you will become.
#10 – You’ll become a routine-writer
Before you learn the real process of self-publishing a book, you probably only ever wrote when you were inspired.
You’ve always had this book idea and would spend bursts of time typing out so much content…only to lose that inspiration the next day…and the next…and the next, until you basically forget all about it.
When you actually self-publish a book, you learn that becoming an author isn’t just about writing when you want to but writing anyway.
The best part about this?
You write faster, become better, and can publish much sooner than if you waited around for inspiration to find you.
Your Next Steps Toward Self-Publishing Success
Now you know just how much you can expect to gain from self-publishing a book. But how do you get started? What steps do you need to take right now?
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#2 – Start thinking about your mind map!
A mind map is the best tool you can use to get started with your book. Even if all you have is a very small idea of what you kind of, sort of want to write, a mind map will help turn that into a solid book idea with chapter content and more.
Don’t forget to also check out this post all about using what you discover in your mind map to turn it into a comprehensive outline.
#3 – Get started
It’s as simple as that.
Once you have your mind map, an idea you’re passionate about, and have watched your free training, get started by filling out your mind map! In a single afternoon, you could have the entire outline to your book.
Are you ready to embark on your self-publishing journey?
Did you self-publish your book? Let us know some of your unexpected realities in the comments below!
We are so proud of all our students who launched a book in the month of August.
Technically speaking, a student from Self-Publishing School launches a book almost every single day of the year. And as a way of showing them how much we’re rooting for their success, we highlight each author and book published every month in a roundup post just like this.
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learn how to find satisfaction in Christ alone
discover God’s purpose for community through the local church
explore the counter-cultural kingdom of God
assess the costs and benefits of kingdom living
Each week of study ends with a Weekend Devo that summarizes the lessons and gives opportunity for thoughtful reflection and application. Dive into this study and discover a life of intimacy and adventure with the King that supersedes religion and inspires devotion.
Kathy Heshelow – Essential Oils Have Super Powers: From Solving Everyday Wellness Problems to Taking on “Superbugs”
This is a fascinating book that covers the spectrum of essential oils – a “must have”!
Alternative, natural wellness methods are growing today, and essential oils are at the top of the list! A most important super power that essential oils hold is anti-bacterial strength – including overcoming MRSA and “superbugs”.
Essential oils also have an important role to solve common wellness issues (headaches, indigestion, insomnia) and enhance day-to-day life (reduce stress, strengthen the immune system, uplift, help with focus or bliss.)
Learn in easy-to-read language:
how and why essential oils and aromatherapy work
some fascinating history
info on modern scientific research
why essential oils have been lesser known in U.S. medical circles (and big “pharm”)
recipes for daily use
what is happening in the field today.
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Jaclyn Foster – I Touch Myself: Lessons to Wake Up Desire & Fire Up Your Sex Drive
Are you always giving to others in and out of the bedroom? Do you find that your sex drive is suffering along with your energy levels? Are you craving more pleasure in your life?
This vulnerable and explorative book will share how I woke up my desire and dive into how you can wake up your desire too.
This book is for those who find themselves stuck between pleasure-hungry and pleasure-resistant. Those who have struggled to find pleasure in their own bodies. Those that have a hard time asking for what they want and maybe even find themselves feeling guilt and shame for their sexual desires.
I have been there – and I’m so excited to share how I woke up my desire. As my own hunger grew for more pleasure in my life, I was driven to dive into exploring desire, pleasure, sex, orgasm, and intimacy.
I Touch Myself shares what I have learned to improve my sex life with myself and others, have orgasms, and most importantly, to feel more alive in every aspect of my life.
This book includes:
How I started to question the rules I learned around sex and pleasure
The golden rule I use to decide whether or not I want to pursue a desire
Eleven lessons I’ve learned on my path to waking up desire
Five stages of desire that provide me with structure and momentum to follow-through
Along the way, there will also be opportunities for you to practice what I have learned through exercises ( “sparks”) to provide inspiration and experimentation with the topic being explored. With each spark you read and respond to, you will have the opportunity to strengthen your own internal flame of desire.
I am super confident these lessons and stages can help you too. Even if you only choose to take one or two of these lessons and practice them regularly, you will notice shifts in the way you see yourself and your relationship with desire and sex.
Scroll to the top and click the “buy now” button. Your future self will thank you.
Shelease Roberts – Help! I’m Stuck: How To Manage Your Mind, Defeat Distractions and Create Confidence
Does your environment make it difficult for you to make responsible decisions? How often have you been lured away from productive work by endless distractions? Does facing spontaneous challenges make you uncomfortable?
It happens to everyone. You become a product of average surroundings and your mindset goes into ‘default thought.’ As a result, you think on the most basic level, just to get by.
If you can control your mind, you can control your life.
Everyday, there is a battle going on in your mind. At any given time, the right decisions have to be made, opportunities must be taken and challenges need to be met. Book 2 of the Help! I’m Stuck series shows you how to discipline your thoughts, through mindfulness and self-awareness.
This book will help you:
build a strong work ethic by eliminating distractions
become more self-aware and make daily improvements
exercise your power of choice to reach peak performance while working on your goals
organize your thoughts to proactively handle challenges
shift those self limiting beliefs into dynamic action
When you’re not thinking for yourself, someone else is thinking for you.
If we allow others to control our mindset, it becomes impossible to build a future. How can you take action towards a positive environment, when someone else has the advantage over your thoughts?
Help! I’m Stuck: How To Manage Your Mind, Defeat Distractions and Create Confidence gives insight on how easy it is for someone to manipulate your thoughts.
The information contained in this book will shatter the most ordinary mindset, while building a more progressive way of thinking. It will silence the negative internal chatter and enhance your self-motivation.
Toni Crowe – NEVER A $7 Whore.: My Journey from a Lady of the Night to the Lady of the Boardroom
She should have been a $7 whore, but she became a Fortune 50 Vice President.
A true crime memoir of survival and resilience, Never a $7 Whore, is the story of a teenaged single mothers escape from her unscrupulous lover. Part one of the $7 series, NEVER A $7 Whore details Toni’s transition from a girl into a woman while trapped in horrific circumstances. Developing the perspective to see a different outcome, she develops the will to change her fate. Matching her wits and will against her pimp and his companions, Toni struggles not to fall into the tar pits of prostitution.
Using those same skills that helped her escape. Toni became a tough as nails executive. Today, Toni Crowe is a successful award-winning executive specializing in Operations, Manufacturing, and Productivity.
NEVER A $7 Whore is unforgettable—a well written, heartbreaking memoir reminding us that no matter where you start in life, the American dream is within your reach if you have the desire and determination to change your destiny.
Matt Moore – Investing in Brokenness: Lessons from Living with an Addict
Are you struggling to rescue your friend or family member from addiction? Discover a powerful method to help your loved one navigate the road to recovery.
Is an addict ruling your life? Does your friend or family member’s regressive behavior leave you feeling frustrated? Are you running low on options and hope for a full recovery? Matt Moore has spent over 25 years developing professional treatment programs. But his firsthand experience in helping his own brother overcome decades of substance abuse is what makes his methodology so profound. Now Moore is here to show you how to help your loved one to create life-altering change.
Investing in Brokenness: Lessons from Living with an Addict is a step-by-step support system for empowering drug-dependent friends or family members along their recovery journey. Vividly illuminated with personal accounts, you’ll learn how to offer meaningful aid and encouragement at every stage of their return to sobriety. Through Moore’s methods, you’ll help your loved one finally break the cycle of resistance and regression and embrace a new drug-free future.
In Investing in Brokenness, you’ll discover:
Fundamentals of the Change Process and how to help loved ones stay focused on recovery
Techniques to ensure you aren’t enabling destructive behavior, but are part of the solution
How to offer the right kind of support and structure to maximize positive outcomes
The Three Essentials you’ll need to help an addict in their journey towards sobriety
The innovative “Good Life” model for empowering progress, and much, much more!
Investing in Brokenness is a life-changing how-to manual designed for anyone supporting an addict’s recovery. If you like real-world examples, practical techniques, and straightforward advice from an experienced professional, then you’ll love Matt Moore’s powerful program.
Buy Investing in Brokenness to pave the way for your loved one’s recovery today!
Melissa Feick – A Radical Approach to the Akashic Records: Master Your Life and Raise Your Vibration
Are you ready to accelerate your spiritual awakening?
Do you want to learn the most valuable ascension tools that will help you become your higher consciousness?
You have a special purpose! There is a radical spiritual awakening happening, and the Akashic Records say that the intention of the shift is to transform the lower vibrations and raise your vibration.
In this book, you will have the best ascension tools, and you will learn a simple, easy process of accessing the Akashic Records on the Quantum Field so that you may transcend the lower vibrations and create a life filled with Joy!
Are you ready to learn the real secret to transformation?
A Radical Approach to the Akashic Records: Master Your Life and Raise Your Vibrationdoesn’t just explain the Akashic Records, we give you the most important information about reaching the Records at the Highest Vibration.
It’s time for you to take back your power and…
Be in the frequency of Oneness and Love
Drastically change your life and the lives of others
Do readings and healings in the limitless energy of the highest vibration of the Akashic Records
Experience a step by step guide to the what, where and how of working in the Akashic Records on the Quantum Field
Practical meditations and exercises to help you read and heal in the Akashic Records for yourself and others
How to rewrite your Akashic Records and transform your lower vibrational patterns that keep you feeling stuck
Transcend your Kamric patterns that keep you experiencing the same issues over and over again
Live your life more on purpose and more consciously
Discover your gifts and truth of your soul purpose
A Radical Approach to the Akashic Records gives you the tools to live a happier life!
A Radical Approach to the Akashic Records helps you create a meaningful life of manifestation and creation. Transform all your negative patterns quickly and easily by healing in the Quantum Field of the Akashic Records.
Read this book and unlock the benefits of the Akashic Records on the Quantum Field today!
Take a breath. Now close your eyes. Imagine you are engulf in darkness. Your front door opens but you never know who walked in. You hide under your bed, then a voice on the phone says four frightening words. “Do you have her?”
Syble Green first home was her sanctuary. Her mom new career advancement made them move to the city. To heal the family woes the mother surprises her husband who is equally as hurt by the move with a trip to an art exhibit. After the lovely evening, they drive home. A car collision occurs. That day Syble lost more than one girl should.
Many years later now living a new life, one without sight. Her mother eventually puts a malicious man behind bars. Before the trial, she received threatening messages stating what will happen if she continued.
I’m not going to sit here and tell you life is manageable or I’m accustom to being blind. There is no fabric of lies woven in that statement.
Barbara Miller – The Dying Days of Segregation in Australia: Case Study Yarrabah
Did the deep north of Australia experience racism, discrimination and segregation? Yes. A system similar to South African apartheid existed on Aboriginal reserves like Yarrabah in Queensland till as recently as 1984. This book is unique in that Australian Aborigines themselves tell their story of living under legal discrimination on reserves and discusses their aspirations for self-determination, local government and land rights.
Adebanke Adesuyi – BECOMING A PASSIONATE CHRISTIAN: YOUR PATH TO PEACE, LOVE, AND AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE
Do you ever wonder if you could preach the gospel with such passion and power as Billy Graham, teach the word of God like Joyce Myers and TD Jakes, and get excited about saving souls into the kingdom like Paul and Jan Crouch, including hosts of great men and women past and present who followed Jesus with great passion? They all understood one thing, that God loves us passionately and gave us His best and all. Likewise, wants us to love Him passionately and give our best. It also makes perfect sense that we give God our best and our all.
And you don’t have to wonder any longer. The power, passion, zeal and driving force behind those passionate Christian is available to all believers in Christ when we embrace the Holy Spirit. It is not for selected few as some people think. Becoming a passionate Christian is about letting Jesus shine through you as you live every day having Him in the center of your life. It is about doing great, as well as small things for God.
Becoming A Passionate Christian will:
•Open your eyes to see the love of God for all humanity in a new way.
•Show you how to experience – the peace, love, joy, freedom, fulfillment, power, fellowship and hope that is in Jesus regardless of circumstances you find yourself in.
•It will help you to recognize the things that actually hinder or kill Christian passion.
•Give you the keys to becoming passionate and show you the steps to take to get there.
•Enable you to be transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit and be energized to pursue God with passion.
•Introduce you to examples of people from the past and present, whose lives show us how they became passionate for God.
God is waiting to meet you in this book and you will be forever changed and blessed.
Jed Jurchenko – Becoming Brave: How Little Buffalo Finds Courage
Help your kids be brave and do hard things. This kid’s personal growth book will show you how!
Kid’s Personal Development
This children’s book tells the story of how Little Buffalo finds his courage and learns to be brave by facing a storm. On the other side of the storm are green pastures and a beautiful rainbow. For kids, personal growth can be scary and a lot like charging into a storm. Whether they are moving to a new house, switching schools, making new friends, or dealing with life changes after their parents’ divorce, change can be difficult.
This kid’s self-help book begins with the story of Little Buffalo. After the story, parents can help their kids prepare to be brave and tackle hard things by practicing three courageous skills. These include:
Easing anxiety by taking big, deep, buffalo-breaths.
Using self-talk statements to move forward when things get tough.
Identify and draw strength from their support system.
Kid’s Personal Growth
Help your child get a head start by learning and practicing key, personal growth strategies early on. This book will guide you on the journey!
Kary Hays – The Mystic RUNES A Portal to Secret Wisdom and Heightened Awareness
Experience heightened awareness and tap into your soul’s innate wisdom! Are you looking for insightful thought-provoking guidance? Are you ready to be uplifted, stimulated and intrigued in your search for direction?
This is not your ordinary book on RUNES! The Mystic RUNES is here for you to find purpose, spiritual guidance and enlightenment through accessing the hidden meanings of the RUNES and their wisdom!
Did you know that the RUNES are considered secret? The truth is that their secrets lie within the Soul of the Self!
The Mystic RUNES is written to help you tap into the very core of your spirit through their messages. In this book you will learn how to use the RUNES to create talismans, intentions and affirmations. You will be guided through exercises in activating the energy of your RUNES and learn to integrate their essence into your very being! You will also be shown how to understand the meaning of your name with the RUNES and experiment with friends’ and family’s names as well! Along with all this, most of all, each RUNE offers insight that opens doors meant to assist you in looking at situations in your life with power and compassion toward finding your way in accessing heightened awareness. What an amazing journey The Mystic RUNES offers the seeker! You will want to use this book as reference every day to guide, to uplift and to enlighten! Scroll to the top and BUY NOW! And enjoy the process!
Marc McLean – The Healing Power Of Ayahuasca: 16 Incredible Life Transformations That Will Inspire Your Self Discovery
When Western medicine had failed them, these 16 people turned to the magical, mysterious plant medicine ayahuasca…
And their lives changed forever. Could it do the same for you?
When life gets painful we go searching. Searching for ways to overcome the depression, break the addiction, fix the relationship, heal the chronic health problem, or simply to figure out why you’ve always felt that something’s ‘just not right’.
Always looking for solutions that are out there when, in reality, the answers are inside ourselves. But who can hand you the key to your subconscious mind so you can finally break your destructive patterns?
Which genius can help you properly understand why life seems to be one long, repetitive mess at times? What can give you hope to turn your life around when everything else has failed – Ayahuasca – the hallucinogenic plant medicine that’s been used for thousands of years in the Amazonian jungle – can help you achieve all of the above.
In The Healing Power of Ayahuasca, author Marc McLean tells how the medicine saved him at the lowest point of his life. Ayahuasca gifted a level of emotional and psychological healing he’d never have achieved in a lifetime of therapy.
Those profound experiences inspired Marc to interview people from all over the world whose lives have been completely transformed after drinking ayahuasca. In this collection of incredible true stories, you’ll read about an American woman who overcame bulimia and the depression that had haunted her from the age of 11.
A South African woman addicted to heroin for four years cured overnight. An elderly Dutchman aged 85 releasing childhood trauma from the Second World War.
In this book:
You’ll learn about the amazing healing power of ayahuasca for emotional, psychological and even physical issues
Questions or doubts you may have had about ayahuasca will be answered in these remarkable first-hand accounts
You’ll be inspired that you too can overcome your darkest days with the help of ayahuasca, just like the people in this book who are now living healthier, happier lives
You’ll be given hope that you can become well again, even if doctors, therapists, or all other avenues of treatment have let you down in the past
You’ll be given hope that you can become well again, even if doctors, therapists, or all other avenues of treatment have let you down in the past
This is not one person’s life story that you probably won’t relate to, or a dramatised version of events at ayahuasca retreats filled with colour and lacking substance.
Instead, 16 people share how they healed a multitude of illnesses and issues through ayahuasca, including PTSD, depression, sexual abuse trauma, eating disorders, crippling fear, chronic health problems, and more.
These people openly share how they overcame the toughest times in their lives, their deep inward journeys with ayahuasca, and how they finally discovered who they really are.
Want to learn all about their incredible stories, and find the inspiration for your own healing and self discovery? Order your copy of the book today.
Toni Crowe – The Daytime Lives of the Ladies of the Night, My Journey from a Lady of the Night to the Lady of the Boardroom, A $7 Short Story
A true story of survival and resilience, The Daytime Lives of the Ladies of the Night, details the daylight hours of three women surviving while working for a notorious pimp and their trainee, Tee.
The Daytime Lives of the Ladies of the Night is both a standalone story and a great add-on to the debut memoir, Never a $7 Whore, by Toni Crowe.
Irish, Essence, and Baby live together under Prince’s rules. Each woman leads an isolated separate and painful existence as they work to survive day to day living while meeting the demands of their night jobs. Tee, the newest addition to the crew, is being trained to be a paid escort.
This well-written, heartbreaking short story reminds us all of the fact that no matter where you start in life, we all want the same things: the American dream. Success is within your reach if you have the desire and determination to change your destiny.
This is the inspirational story of a man that has been to hell and back. This heart warming and inspiring tale of a missionary kid turned punk rocker,gang member, drug dealer and finally a drug addict. Becoming a husband and home owner wasnt enough either to stop my drug abuse and then I became ahomeless crack head and heroin addict on the streets of Hollywood CA.
Becoming a firefighter should have been enough but it wasnt enough as a drink and a drug were all I cared about untill finally drugs and alcohol rendered him bed ridden and incapable of getting through the day without them losing everything I cared about and my self worth in the process.
Found outhow I got back up and now I help thousands of people get their dreams back. Find out how I started the only leadership interact club for continuation high schools in the country of the U.S. Find out how I started a company that became one of the top and most inspirational company’s in the world with just a cookie and a prayer to a homeless man for Christmas and much much more. For any human being this book will rock you to the core with its honesty vulnerability and redemption. We are all addicted to something break free today and get your dreams back!
Vivienne Wei – Labor Force: Winning Strategies During Pregnancy, Maternity Leave and Return to Work
Are you excited about your pregnancy, but anxious about how to make it all work?
Are you looking for take-charge strategies that will help you embrace your new identity as a working mom and set yourself up for success?
In this resourceful and action-oriented book, Labor Force reveals the unspoken truths about your transition to motherhood and provides a blueprint to have a satisfying career and a thriving family at the same time.
You should never again worry about motherhood derailing your career.
Drawing on the personal stories of working moms at the highest levels of success and on her experiences balancing motherhood, a demanding job and cross-Atlantic travel, Vivienne Wei offers guidance and support for dealing with the fear, stress and guilt that come with having a career and building a family.
The book features strategies and insights from C-level executives, including CEO of OpenTable Christa Quarles, COO of Salesforce Technology Andrea Leszek, CTO of Redfin Bridget Frey and Co-Founder of CoffeeMeetsBagel Arum Kang.
Labor Force tackles every personal and professional detail with defensible strategies that can lead you to succeed during your pregnancy, maternity leave and the return to work, including:
The boss-approved way to share the pregnancy news
A roadmap for building your mommy tribe at work
How to develop a transition and re-entry plan for your maternity leave
How to evaluate the real value of your career using a data-driven approach
Negotiation tactics for transitioning back into your new work life with ease
How to instantly dissolve fear and guilt as a new working mom
Labor Force helps you ascend the steep learning curve of working motherhood through hard data, compelling research and personal stories.
Labor Force equips readers with actionable advice and practical tips for success from high-achieving working moms.
Read this book and take charge of your life today!
Claire E. Hallinan – I Notice: A Step-by-Step Guide to Transform Student Potential Through Building Intentional Relationships
Teachers and coaches get frustrated when their students don’t perform at their best. “How many times have I told you?” “You are lazy!” These phrases don’t help students improve their performance; they don’t ease the teacher’s frustration either. Instead, they create a distance between the teacher and their students.
Rather than blame others when we cannot control a situation, we should focus on learning how to manage it by noticing ourselves. To be aware of our inner experiences (emotions and thoughts) helps us to connect to ourselves and to control our impulses. That is when we can intentionally establish relationships with our learners.
In I Notice, you will find:
o Claire Hallinan’s 6-Step Method that shifts your thinking patterns by using “I notice” statements,
o How non-judgmental observations will consequently increase the students’ desire to connect with their teacher,
o How to monitor your progress using the provided worksheets, and
o Small and simple daily routines that transform your relationships with youth.
I Notice equips readers with the key to uncovering the relationship with young learners that has been stuck at a certain level.
With intentional relationships, students will perform beyond their perceived abilities.
I Notice teaches you how to be aware of present moments.
I Notice enhances your communication pathways with students in addition to your already existing good intentions. When the communication pathway is mindfully established between the teacher and students, young learners will soar to success.
Read this book and unlock the benefit of intentional relationships!
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Once again, we’re so incredibly proud of the hard work and dedication that went into each and every one of these books. Seeing our students succeed in bringing their dreams to life never ceases to be amazing to us here at Self-Publishing School.
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