Are You Repurposing Your Books and Expertise?

51NYAMiSSLL._SX354_BO1,204,203,200_As I finish up the corrections of my new book over the weekend, I’m doing the happy author dance–this is one terrific book—jeeze, I so wished I had just a fraction of the 101 ahas within when I started down the publishing path 30 years ago. AND woot! … I can divvy it up into a bunch of “macros” — remember, it’s part of the Mini-Guide AuthorYOU series— and with a few tweaks, repackage and sell the sections for $5 each! A buyer can get all 13 for $24.95 within the book or piece meal what he or she specifically wants. How cool is that?


Repurposing creating “products” to offer to your followers for just a few dollars—even as “freebies” for a limited time to grow your email lists is a smart and marketing savvy thing to do. What do you have RIGHT NOW that you can do a repackage with. Are you working on a new book that chapters lend themselves to “stand-alones”?


Your “action to-dos” should include looking over what you have already published. Can you extract from it and create a new product? Are you currently working on something that has the ability to fine-tune it and create an “add-on” product that you can offer from your website and announce to all your social media followers that there is a “freebie”? Can you … will you … create a timeline to have “something” new based on what you have already created. Something that builds on your expertise?

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Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. She empowers authors and is the Founder of Author U, a membership organization created for the serious author who wants to be seriously successful. She’s been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the 80s. Judith is the author of 34 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms (ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year), Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers and a speaker at publishing conferences. Book #34 was published this summer: The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers. Get your copy.

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