Jerry L. Burton's ascent to the top of Amazon’s Best Sellers list with "Get a Grip on the Bible: Merging Culture, History, and Scripture" exemplifies a masterclass in strategic publishing and marketing. The collaborative efforts with Atticus Publishing have been pivotal, striking a balance between authorial independence and comprehensive promotional support.
Burton’s savvy move to retain full rights through Atticus Publishing allowed for competitive pricing, making the book widely affordable during its launch. The choice of a competitive category aligned perfectly with the book's content and target audience, ensuring it reached readers who would find it most relevant.
The pre-launch strategy was particularly dynamic. An Advance Review Copy (ARC) campaign secured early reviews and built anticipation, while targeted email marketing rallied Burton’s personal network to support the pre-order phase—a critical time for achieving bestseller rankings.
A standout feature of the campaign was Burton’s Podcast Tour. Collaborating with Atticus Publishing, he appeared on numerous podcasts relevant to his book’s theme, reaching audiences through meaningful conversations. These interviews were not only strategic but also engaging, allowing potential readers to connect with Burton’s insights and storytelling.
Further amplifying the book's presence, these podcast appearances were actively shared across social media platforms to ensure a cohesive and wide-reaching digital footprint.
Now, as a best-selling author, the path ahead for Burton is robust with opportunities. The bestseller status has not only solidified his credibility but also expanded his platform for marketing his current and future works.
Burton’s story is a beacon for authors navigating the publishing landscape, demonstrating that with the right blend of quality content, strategic price control, astute category placement, pre-launch buzz, and a well-orchestrated media tour, a book can indeed reach great heights. We celebrate Jerry L. Burton’s well-earned success and anticipate the continued impact his work will have on its readers.