A project of Tim Grahl

YOUR FIRST 1000 COPIES: the step-by-step guide to marketing your book by Tim Grahl

A Special Launch Offer!

yf1cHow would it feel to know that every time you started a new book project, you already had people excited to buy it and ready to recommend it to others?

In Your First 1000 Copies, I walk you through how successful authors are using online marketing tools to build their platform, connect with readers and sell more books.

The result is the Connection System, a plan that every author can immediately start using. The plan looks like this:

  • Permission – How to open up communication with your readers where you can reliably engage them and invite them to be involved.
  • Content – How to use content to engage with current readers and connect with new ones.
  • Outreach – How to ethically and politely introduce yourself to new readers.
  • Sell – How all of these steps can naturally lead to book sales without being pushy or annoying
  • Track – How to use modern online tools to see what’s working and what’s not working, and how to make decisions based on data.

This is a system that any author can immediately put in place to start building their platform. Whether you’re a seasoned author looking to step into the new publishing landscape, or you’re a brand new author, Your First 1000 Copies will give you the tools to connect with readers and sell more books.



About Me

timgMy name is Tim Grahl and over the last five years I have worked with over 100 authors to help them build their platforms and sell more books. My goal has been to figure out the fundamental principles for how any author can be successful in today’s publishing world. Through that process I have worked with bestselling authors such as Hugh Howey, Daniel Pink, Charles Duhigg, Dan Ariely, Pamela Slim, Chip and Dan Heath, Ramit Sethi and many more. I’ve also worked with first time authors such as Michele Ceres, Noel Yeatts, Garret Kramer and others to get their platforms started from scratch.

My goal with Your First 1000 Copies is to help more authors than ever connect with readers and build their platforms so book sales naturally result.


What other authors are saying

“If I could give an aspiring writer one piece of advice, it would be to read this book.” –Hugh Howey
New York Times best selling author, Wool

Your First 1000 Copies is a must-read for authors trying to build a connection with their readers.” –Dan Heath & Chip Heath
Co-authors of Made to Stick, Switch, and Decisive

“I watched in awe this year as Tim Grahl had 5 clients on the New York Times bestseller list in the same week. There is no one I trust more to learn about book marketing.” –Pamela Slim
Author, Escape from Cubicle Nation

“Tim was an early pioneer in teaching book authors how Internet marketing ACTUALLY works” –Hugh MacLeod
Best selling author of Ignore Everybody and Evil Plans


Launch Special

To celebrate the launch of Your First 1000 Copies, I’ve put together several bonuses for you.


Chat with my editor

A podcast episode with my editor, Matt Gartland, on the right ways to choose and work with an editor.


How to pick a title and cover

A video walkthrough on how you can confidently pick the right title and cover for your book.


YF1C for Fiction

A special podcast episode just for fiction writers on specific ways to apply the principles in Your First 1000 Copies.


How I wrote my book

A video walkthrough of all the equipment, software, people and companies I worked with to write and publish Your First 1000 Copies.


Special Pricing

For a limited time, Your First 1000 Copies is available at special low pricing.



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