Whether you’re a debut author hunting your first book contract or partial to self-publishing, marketing and branding are just as important for growing your readership as the writing itself. Reach new readers, build a direct relationship with your devotees, and start selling your ebooks in just a few clicks with the only marketing platform built by writers, for writers.
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Build your writing empire
Over 749,000 subscribers wake up every morning with a daily dose of Stoicism from Ryan Holiday in their inboxes. ConvertKit has helped Ryan bring his newsletter and books to millions of people—all without having to create a complicated email marketing machine.
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“ It’s just mind blowing to me. I’ll get emails from billionaires, Fortune 500 CEOs, professional and college athletes and coaches, bestselling authors, publishers and entrepreneurs… ConvertKit is more central to me than any publication.”
Ryan Holiday, author and founder of Daily Stoic
Launch your dream book
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s writing career almost feels like a modern-day fairytale: the full-time, New York Time bestselling author living and writing in her New York City high-rise over looking the water. But Jennifer’s dream is built with email marketing as her bedrock—ConvertKit helps her reach her audience directly and share her latest creations.
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“ It turns out [readers] actually click on links to my books and book events more than almost any other content I provide… They really did sign up for my newsletter just to find out about me.”
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author
Write on your terms
When author and speaker Srinivas Rao had an idea to write his next book and publishers kept rejecting it, saying over and over again, “Nobody's going to buy this,” he had an epiphany: the very perk of being a creator is that you are the one who first gets to decide what’s important. Instead of building a mere persona, ConvertKit helps Srini write what he wants and build a community around his writing.
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“Email is the biggest driver of book sales to this day. ”
Srinivas Rao, author and founder of Unmistakable Creative
Grow your readership
Cross-promote with recommendations
Work with authors you admire and recommend each other’s newsletter to grow together faster. It’s an easy way to increase discoverability and reach new audiences.
Give away freebies
The best way to create buzz around your writing? Sharing free goodies. Our automated opt-in forms and incentive emails let you offer free chapters and other bonus content so you can entice readers to join your list.
Turn casual readers into true fans
Build your newsletter list
Whether you want to send a regular newsletter or share snippets of your writing process in your emails, our visual email editor makes it easy to connect and interact directly with your readers right in their inbox.
Reach the right readers at the right time
Introducing a new romance title? Let your romance readers know first. Tags and segments let you target readers based on where they subscribed to your email list, where they are in the world, what they’ve bought, and much more so you’re always top of mind.
Get paid for your craft
Sell directly to your readers
Stop ceding control to big platforms, and start standing out from the crowd. With a few clicks, ConvertKit Commerce lets you upload a PDF, Mobi, or any other ebook format, and deliver it to your buyers’ inbox automatically. Sell and fulfill digital orders all in one place.
Earn more money from your writing
You became an author to write and create—not to spend your time as a part-time accountant. Our integrated payment processing means you’ll never have to think about spending money on yet another payment tool again.
Grow your audience faster
With the Creator Network you can recommend and be recommended by other authors in just a few clicks. Grow your lists faster, together.
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong has written eight books and is formerly a staff writer at Entertainment Weekly, where she worked for a decade, her writing appears in many publications, including BBC Culture, The New York Times Book Review, Vice, New York magazine, and Billboard.
Resources for authors
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