EPISODE 22: Front and backmatter – what to put in your book to increase sellthrough

Welcome to the Rage Against the Manuscript podcast. Backmatter and frontmatter are some of the most important tools you have to generate sell-through to other books in your series. This episode takes a look at best practices for adding extra “stuff” to your books.


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In this episode:

  • Why sell-through is awesome and how you can improve it.

  • How many CTAs is too many CTAs.

  • What to write directly after you write THE END.

  • How to make your life easier and ensure you’ll never have to go back and re-update all your old books with new links (like I’ve just had to do).

  • The four ways you can approach creating a list of your books.

  • How to rock your author note.

  • The secret sauce to creating awesome frontmatter.

    “The annoying thing back these lists is that obviously as soon as you publish a new book they are out of date. Personally, I choose not to care.”

    Steff Green

    Author of How to Rock Self-Publishing.

    If you've got a question you want to ask me about self-publishing or writing or building a career as an author, head over to the Rage Against the Manuscript FB group or email me steff@rageagainstthemanuscript.com and I’ll talk about it on a future episode. Happy writing! 


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