MASTERCLASS: How to Become a Kindle Bestseller – with Nicola May (Online, Weds 9th Dec, 2020)

How to Become a Kindle Bestseller - with Nicola May
How to Become a Kindle Bestseller, with Nicola May – Online, Weds 9th Dec 2020

Join self-publishing sensation Nicola May in conversation with Jon Reed – and find out how she became a #1 Kindle bestselling author.

This masterclass has now ended, but you can access the PDF and the video replay on our Patreon page. You can also be the first to know about our next masterclasses and when this one runs again by signing up to our newsletter.

Masterclass: How to Become a Kindle Bestseller
Nicola May
: Wednesday 9th December 2020, 6:30pm – 8:00pm UK time
Where: Online
Booking: Now ended. Video replay available to participants and Patrons.

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Want to get to #1 on Kindle? Let Nicola May show you how.

Nicola May - Christmas in Cockleberry BayHave you been thinking of publishing a Kindle ebook? Perhaps as a way to earn some extra income? There’s never been a better time: people have been reading more than ever in lockdown. In this illuminating masterclass, chart-topping self-published author Nicola May reveals her top tips for sales success.

Our December event is full of seasonal sparkle and goodwill to all authors, as not only will Nicola impart words of wisdom about her success, she will also introduce her cracker of a new release, Christmas in Cockleberry Bay.

The Corner Shop in Cockleberry Bay, book 1 in Nicola’s bestselling Cockleberry Bay series, became the #1 bestselling Kindle book across all genres in the UK in 2019, and gathered thousands of five-star reviews on Amazon. But how did she do it? All will be revealed in this essential masterclass for any author who wants to become a bestseller.

What we will cover

  • What it takes to become a Kindle bestseller
  • The pros and cons of self-publishing v. traditional publishing
  • How to spot trends and write what people want to read
  • Writing in genres and series
  • The Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) platform
  • Nicola’s top tips for marketing your book.

Workshop includes:

  • Valuable insights, tips and advice from Nicola May
  • Your chance to ask Nicola anything about self-publishing
  • A PDF resource with Nicola’s top tips for self-publishing success
  • Access to a video replay of the event.

About Nicola May

Nicola May is a rom-com superstar. She is the author of a dozen romantic comedies, all of which have appeared in the Kindle bestseller charts. Two of them won awards at the Festival of Romance, and another was named ebook of the week in The Sun. Described by Winifred Robinson of BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours as ‘the invisible bestselling author’, Nicola campaigned successfully for the introduction of ebook charts in the publishing trade press. In November 2020 she also signed a three-book deal with Hodder (see Nicola May’s interview on this blog for more details).

Christmas in Cockleberry Bay is out now and can be purchased from Amazon. You can also find all books by our masterclass speakers in our Publishing Talk Bookshop, which also helps support local independent bookshops in the UK.

Cockleberry Bay Trilogy

About the Publishing Talk Masterclasses

Our online masterclasses are talks, interviews, seminars and workshops from successful authors, publishers, agents and industry experts designed to help you fulfil your potential as an author. Find out more on our masterclasses page. Discounts available for Patrons. See our Patreon page for details.

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Jon Reed

Jon Reed is an author, screenwriter, publisher and social media consultant. He is the author of Get Up to Speed With Online Marketing (2e, Pearson Business, 2013) and offers social media training and consultancy through his company Reed Media. Jon is also director of social media strategy for digital agency Pilao. Jon started Publishing Talk in 2007 following a 10-year career in publishing, including as publishing director for McGraw-Hill. More...

One thought on “MASTERCLASS: How to Become a Kindle Bestseller – with Nicola May (Online, Weds 9th Dec, 2020)

  • 11th December 2020 at 9:05 am

    Really enjoyed this masterclass, it was SO inspiring and enlightening. I now feel very excited about the prospect of self-publishing and also very reassured that it’s not a difficult process from a technical point of view. Nicola’s publishing success story was completely fascinating too! Many thanks to Nicola (and Jon) for a great session with an abundance of practical tips and advice.


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