Episode 132 – From Strangers to Super Fans with David Gaughran

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This reprise of our interview with David Gaughran on his blockbuster book Strangers to Super Fans is part of our Summer Blast From the Past. This show was one of the most downloaded podcasts we’ve done in three years. You won’t want to miss!

In this episode, Chris interviews author David Gaughran about his new book, Strangers To Superfans. In the show Chris calls this “possibly the best book marketing book ever,” a must-read for authors at every level.


Links & Show Notes

-Why it’s important for authors to understand the “reader’s journey” and how that knowledge informs the marketing process.

-Why the “Discovery” piece of the journey is the “easiest problem to solve and also the easiest to screw-up.”

-Why authors need to understand the role that data plays in making marketing decisions.

-Why most authors look at marketing their backlist backwards and how to fix it.

-Why a smaller, more engaged mailing list is better than a huge disinterested one.

-Why you need to pay attention to the production details of your book first: quality of writing, cover, blurb, keywords.

Links – Click ’em, they’re live

Link to David Gaughran’s new book, Strangers to Superfans. 

Link to sign up for his regular newsletter and receive a free copy of his book, Amazon Decoded.