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By Kim Staflund
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About

Whether you're an aspiring author who is thinking about publishing a book or an independent author who has already done so, you probably have a million questions about how everything works, in particular how you're going to sell your book(s). Book sales and marketing of any kind—whether by traditional means or online—can be a challenge for publishers and authors alike. It's important to have a specific target in mind (e.g., number of books you wish to sell, how much profit you would like to earn from those sales, et cetera), and it's even more important to have an experienced coach at your disposal who can show you the various paths you might take toward achieving your goals. 

Well, you've come to the right place. Keep reading to learn more about how we plan to reward 4,000 books to 4,000 independent authors who wish to learn how to sell thousands of your own books. It's achievable!

Soul Searching by A.R. Jones (Fiction, Spiritual)
Soul Searching by A.R. Jones (Fiction, Spiritual)

Think of Polished Publishing Group (PPG) as a skilled project manager for independent authors. We assist both individuals and businesses in producing truly professional grade books by guiding you through the entire process from conception to publication and beyond. We can help you produce audiobooks, ebooks, paperbacks, and hardcover versions of your titles plus provide online distribution opportunities throughout the world. Advertising, sales coaching, marketing, and publicity services are also available by request.

Whether you want to sell your book worldwide or offer it exclusively to local clients, whether it be a fictional novel, self-help guide, business history book, or a "coffee table" marketing book, we can help you as we've helped so many others ... no matter where you reside in the world. We started with Canadians alone eight years ago (as shown in the 2011 video attached to this campaign), and we're now expanding internationally so we can grow to the next level.

But the value we offer to authors everywhere goes far beyond all that...

Full Service Book Publishing House
Full Service Book Publishing House

For those of you who are after a worldwide audience as we are, online marketing is the way to go. But to make any kind of real headway in this crowded space full of millions of people doing the same thing as you’re doing online, you’ve got to be Internet savvy to a degree. You’ve got to figure out a way to stand out among the rest by combining analytical and creative skills together. 

We've been studying this industry's success stories for several years now, and we can show you how to do what some of the most successful independent authors are doing to sell thousands of books on a consistent basis. This is the real deal.

It's a marathon, not a sprint. But it's possible. That's what you need to focus on in order to succeed—the possibilities that exist when using the methods others before you have used to achieve their own goals. And be assured that these techniques can work for both fiction and non-fiction books. It's been proven.

Malignant Memory by Barbara L. Paterson (Fiction, Drama)
Malignant Memory by Barbara L. Paterson (Fiction, Drama)

It's time to take our company to the next level by expanding our reach and helping even more authors—within Canada and abroad—to define and achieve your book publishing and sales goals. We want to reward 4,000 paperback books to 4,000 independent authors during this campaign all while showing you how to sell thousands of your own books online.

You don't have to be an Olympian or popular sports figure to sell books. Nor do you need a lot of money. If you invest the time it takes to follow through on the tried and true tips being shared with you in these rewards, you'll begin to see just how achievable this is.

On that note, there are nine rewards for you to choose from:

1. Pledge $10 to pick up your very own copy of How to Publish a Book in Canada in Calgary, AB, and receive a free ebook series along with it that reveals the step-by-step process authors are using to sell thousands of books online.

2. Pledge $10 to pick up your very own copy of How to Publish a Bestselling Book in Calgary, AB, and receive a free ebook series along with it that reveals the step-by-step process authors are using to sell thousands of books online.

3. Pledge $10 + shipping/handling to have your very own copy of How to Publish a Book in Canada shipped to you and receive a free ebook series along with it that reveals the step-by-step process authors are using to sell thousands of books online.

4. Pledge $10 + shipping/handling to have your very own copy of How to Publish a Bestselling Book shipped to you and receive a free ebook series along with it that reveals the step-by-step process authors are using to sell thousands of books online.

Smoke and Mirrors: Life in the CFL with Richie Hall by Guy Scholz and Richie Hall (Sports, Autobiography)
Smoke and Mirrors: Life in the CFL with Richie Hall by Guy Scholz and Richie Hall (Sports, Autobiography)

5. Pledge $25 + shipping/handling to have your very own copy of How to Publish a Book in Canada shipped to you and receive a free ebook series along with it that reveals the step-by-step process authors are using to sell thousands of books online. Email Kim two sample chapters of your upcoming book and any specific questions you have about publishing it, and she'll provide you with a personalized critique via email.  

6. Pledge $25 + shipping/handling to have your very own copy of How to Publish a Bestselling Book shipped to you and receive a free ebook series along with it that reveals the step-by-step process authors are using to sell thousands of books online. Email Kim two sample chapters of your upcoming book and any specific questions you have about publishing it, and she'll provide you with a personalized critique via email.

7. Pledge $60 + shipping/handling to have your very own copy of How to Publish a Book in Canada shipped to you and receive a free ebook series along with it that reveals the step-by-step process authors are using to sell thousands of books online. Provide your Skype address or WhatsApp number to receive a half-hour, personalized online consultation with Kim about your book project.  

8. Pledge $60 + shipping/handling to have your very own copy of How to Publish a Bestselling Book shipped to you and receive a free ebook series along with it that reveals the step-by-step process authors are using to sell thousands of books online. Provide your Skype address or WhatsApp number to receive a half-hour, personalized online consultation with Kim about your book project.

Books by Colin Manuel (Fiction, Humorous Short Stories)
Books by Colin Manuel (Fiction, Humorous Short Stories)

9. Pledge $100 just because. You're not an aspiring or already-published independent author, nor are you interested in receiving a book. You would just like to support this campaign to help a small publisher grow so we can continue helping authors everywhere to achieve their publishing dreams. (This reward was added for Kim Staflund's brother who would love to support his sister but already has copies of her books.)

The majority of the funding PPG receives from this KickStarter campaign (approximately 60%) will go toward the shipping and handling costs required to get these paperback books out of our storage unit and into your hands. Another approximately 10% will go toward our KickStarter fees which are paid for the privilege of using this platform to reach more authors worldwide (thank you). We'll use the remaining 30% toward our own continued research and development—learning more and more about the various T-shaped marketing techniques authors can use to sell their books, and sharing this insight with people just like you through various methods (e.g., conferences, ebooks, and webinars).

Below are just two of the rewards being offered as part of this KickStarter campaign. You can click on each image to read the several positive reviews each book has received and even "sneak a peek" inside both books free of charge.

How to Publish a Book in Canada ... and Sell Enough Copies to Make a Profit!
How to Publish a Book in Canada ... and Sell Enough Copies to Make a Profit!

 

How to Publish a Bestselling Book ... and Sell it WORLDWIDE Based on Value, Not Price!
How to Publish a Bestselling Book ... and Sell it WORLDWIDE Based on Value, Not Price!

 

Risks and challenges

We want to help 4,000 independent authors to significantly improve their own book sales by teaching them the techniques many others are using to sell thousands of books each year. In order to accomplish this, we have a HUGE target of our own to reach.

We have 4,000 paperback books in storage right now: 2,000 copies of How to Publish a Book in Canada and another 2,000 copies of How to Publish a Bestselling Book. Our goal is to move these books out of storage where their only accomplishment is collecting dust and get them into the hands of aspiring and already-published independent authors who can truly benefit from the knowledge contained within.

These books not only teach authors how to write, copyright, publish, sell, print, and distribute paperbacks and hardcovers through the traditional channels. They're also filled with tips and tricks to help you sell books of all kinds online, including ebooks and audiobooks.

We have the tools and books that can teach you the skills you need to succeed as an independent author. Our greatest challenge is getting these paperbacks out of our storage unit and into your hands ... especially if you live outside Canada! We'll do our absolute best to get all of these books mailed out within one month's time. But we hope you'll be patient with us if it takes a little longer.

That's why we've created this KickStarter campaign and have done our best to offer truly creative value in these rewards so that you're receiving so much more than a helpful paperback book. You're also receiving specialized knowledge from an experienced sales coach for authors who can show you the exact techniques other successful authors are using to achieve commercial success with their books. This could be a game-changer for you.

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    Provide your email address to also receive the .PDF version of Kim's latest ebook series titled "Book Publishing Shortcuts for Online Marketers: Six Weeks to Creating a Book Series that Earns Passive Income from Several Sources." This series details the exact steps today's most successful independent authors are using to sell thousands of books online.

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    Provide your email address to also receive the .PDF version of Kim's latest ebook series titled "Book Publishing Shortcuts for Online Marketers: Six Weeks to Creating a Book Series that Earns Passive Income from Several Sources." This series details the exact steps today's most successful independent authors are using to sell thousands of books online.

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    Send Kim a list of specific questions you may have about your current book project along with one or two sample chapters here: http://www.polishedpublishinggroup.com/contact.html. She will provide you with a personalized critique and answer your questions via email.

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    Provide your email address to also receive the .PDF version of Kim's latest ebook series titled "Book Publishing Shortcuts for Online Marketers: Six Weeks to Creating a Book Series that Earns Passive Income from Several Sources." This series details the exact steps today's most successful independent authors are using to sell thousands of books online.

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