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How I Sold 80,000 Books

Book Marketing for Authors - Self Publishing through Amazon and Other Retailers
Narrated by: Nikki Delgado
Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)
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Summary

Discover how you too can sell 80,000 books, even if you haven't sold a single copy yet!

Warning: Listening to this 2016 Readers' Favorite Book Award Winner, and implementing its strategies, may cause a significant income increase.

Get your copy now and discover:

  • How I sold books by the truckload and how you can do it too
  • The truth about book marketing for authors: which book marketing tips really work and which are a waste of time
  • What never to include in your author marketing
  • The single most powerful strategy to get readers on Amazon
  • Why self-publishing through Amazon isn't the only marketing strategy and how to significantly increase your book sales by pursuing paths less travelled
  • One, often overlooked strategy, to get book reviews on Amazon
  • Plus, Kindle publishing guidelines: how to market a book before you hit publish

"Probably the best and most comprehensive one-stop guide I have seen." - Rick DeStefanis, Award-Winning Author of The Gomorrah Principle.

"Alinka is extremely knowledgeable, and always willing to help authors in whatever way she can. I highly recommend this little gem of an audiobook!" - Patti Tingen, Award-Winning Inspirational Author.

"How I Sold 80,000 Books, by Alinka Rutkowska, covers it all from web page to social media to promotion, sales, and everything inbetween." - Mary Adair, Award-Winning Author of Native American Romance Novels.

"The links included in the audiobook are like gold dust, and you will find yourself listening to them over and over again, as you forge your way through the publishing world. I only wish that I'd had access to this when I first started out. It would have saved me months of work." - Lyneal Jenkins, International Award-Winning, Best-Selling Author.

©2015 Alinka Rutkowska (P)2017 Alinka Rutkowska

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  • Jess
  • 19-09-17

Not the best in audio format

While the book has some good tips it's buried among the endless web addresses and back patting. The first chunk of the book was nothing but reviews and accolades. Thoroughly annoying. Hearing endless web links read out loud was excruciating.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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  • Chris Johnson
  • 14-11-17

Good info but...

I came away at the end of the book wondering how the author sold 80,000 books.

She provided common information that you'd find from a Google search, a few insider tips and some interviews, but I'm still not sure which factors contributed the most to the author's 80,000 book success.

And I guess the worst part is the book was full of long lists of arcane URLs read letter by letter, which drove me crazy. It is not really useful in an audiobook, and not something I enjoyed hearing, especially after the third or fourth URL read one after another.

I would suggest this "bad URL experience" could be improved by giving the listener one small URL which contains a free list of resources.

Also still curious which factors were the most important to your 80,000 book sales?

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  • ABR-Penelope
  • 08-11-17

Lots of good information, you will want to get the


Lots of good information, you will want to get the ebook too!.


This is a Non-Fiction title by Alinka Rutkowska.


Read by Nikki Delgado


Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins


Ebook currently free on Amazon


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I actually had already purchased this title in ebook format through the kindle store. It was and currently still is free. I was happy to see this come up through the AudiobookBoom program. I can now how the audio to go with my kindle edition! It's nice to have someone read to you, but you are going to want to pick up the ebook version too for all the references, links, as well as a convenient place to make and store notes.


How I Sold 80,000 Books is full of information that I will definitely be putting to use when I get the courage to publish my own stories! The meat and potatoes of this book focus on what the author refers to as 'the four Ps', Product, Place, Price and Promotion. Each 'P' is covered in detail as well as speaking of how they can and often do overlap.


There is sound advice and incites to be learned from this title for sure. I don't know how many books you will sell after you listen or read this title, but you will have a better understanding of what more you could be doing to help with your bottom line.



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This is my 1st read/listen by Alinka Rutkowska. This is her only audio title, but what a good one. She writes this non-fiction title in a somewhat informal manner as if she is speaking directly to you. It makes you feel as if she is giving you advice as opposed to teaching a class.
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This is my 1st listen by Nikki Delgado. She has an accent, which I like, but can be a turn-off to others. She completely captures the author's informal style. The production speed seemed a bit too fast to me, but an edit to 0.90 in Audible's handy narration speed tool fixed it right up.
Nikki has 03 titles listed on Audible.


Ebook obtained through the Kindle store
Audiobook obtained for free at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review
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  • Eric Hunley
  • 16-09-17

Very Mixed Feelings.

What did you like best about How I Sold 80,000 Books? What did you like least?

I liked that there was some actionable advice in the book.
I disliked the fact that the first 11:30 of the book was nothing but blurbs about the book. I already have the book, please stop selling me on it.
Also, having the narrator read URLs is excruciating. It made it very difficult to get through the book. All the links should be placed in an accompanying PDF and the narrator can reference it. It's not feasible for people to transcribe URLs when driving walking etc.

What does Nikki Delgado bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Nikki did a serviceable job with a difficult prospect.

Any additional comments?

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Mellissa Green
  • 15-08-17

Inadvertent Indie Author

What made the experience of listening to How I Sold 80,000 Books the most enjoyable?

This book was awesome! I loved the information, even though I know about it, it's a good review, and I can combine it with a book listed in this resource by Joanna Penn.

What was one of the most memorable moments of How I Sold 80,000 Books?

The section on email list marketing was good, as I'm currently working on growing my list.

What about Nikki Delgado’s performance did you like?

The narrator had great energy!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I don't think a tag line is needed.

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  • Striker
  • 13-09-17

Great Resource for Beginner Authors

Any beginner authors who are new to the book publishing business will find this book to be a great resource. There are all kinds of pointers and information about marketing and all of the things that someone who just finished writing their first book probably isn't thinking of. If you are ready to publish your first book, this should be one of the first things you listen to.

Narrator was decent, but there were a couple rough spots. Overall, after a few more books, this narrator will be as good as any other.

I requested and received a free copy of this audiobook from the author, publisher, or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review. I was NOT required to write a positive review and this reflects my honest opinion of the work.

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  • xxxx
  • 25-02-19

Outstanding Information for future writers

Alinka has much to offer to anyone with a desire to write books. Most of us put it off and never get
around to finish those things that we start, like writing a book and sharing our experiences which can
be helpful to others. Well worth your money and time to invest with Alinka and learn from her very
successful writing experiences and willingness to share her life.

Kindest regards,

Don Monteith

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  • FantasyAuthor
  • 04-01-19

It was okay.

Please note: my rating is reviewed on a personal learning basis, and not based on the content (nor narrator) itself. Everything she says in this book is absolutely true and proven. She *does* know what she’s talking about.

I’ve been an author for almost two years now. I wouldn’t say I’ve done a ton of marketing research - I don’t lay in bed reading articles and marketing books such as this by any means. My research is more in spurts and as needed.
That being said, most of the information in this book I already knew about and often (and I mean often) I’d fast forward the audio. I didn’t learn anything new, besides her take on giveaways (which I definitely took note). I think this book is more suitable for those just beginning and those trying to find their place among the author world and business industry, and not those who have already have found where they snuggly fit.
If you’re struggling with that aspect, if you honestly don’t know what to do before or after you hit “publish”, then this book is for you.
If you have an inkling of understanding of how to attract readers (giveaways, permafreebie the main point), of how to attract subscribers (through giveaways and permafreebies), of where to put your books (smashwords, Amazon, apple, etc), then this isn’t for you.

I honestly didn’t find any of her “secret success” that kept being hinted at or by what the cover/title portrays. I can find more detailed successful stories on a large fb group I follow. Most, if not all, of this information can be found free on blogs or by simply asking another author friend. However, if you’re new to marketing (and I thought I was until I read this and sort of patted myself on the back for nodding “yep yep” along with it), and you want it all in one place, grab this book.

Please note authors: if you’re looking for a quick fix success, there’s no such thing. Good luck finding it. Everything stated in this book, and any book you pick up under this subject worth a dang, will all tell you to dig your feet in and prepare to work your butt off. Get used to that idea now.

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  • H. J. C.
  • 12-11-18

A Must Read For Every Author

How I wish I had access to all those tips before incurring thousands of dollars of unnecessary costs that went down the drain.
Alinka is a great mentor and coach. She takes time in explaining the topic and follows up on inquiries when authors connect with her.

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  • Janelle
  • 20-07-18

Good for Independent Authors

This is a good guide for Independent authors. This is not for me because I'm going to traditionally publish.