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Building Reader Relationships with Direct Sales

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Selling your books directly to readers means that you don’t have to share royalties with a retailer or publisher. Your royalties can be paid out in hours rather than months.

Building relationships with your readers is essential to this process. First, you need them to trust you enough to enter their payment details. That sense of relationship is also what turns them into repeat customers and advocates for your brand.

In this webinar, author Emily Kimelman and business manager, Jamie Davis, will show you the system they created to foster reader relationships with direct sales. Damon Courtney will present on how BookFunnel facilitates the book delivery.


Damon Courtney is the creator and CEO of BookFunnel, an ebook and audiobook delivery service for authors and publishers. As a lifelong software engineer, Damon is an expert in just about everything technical and can offer unique insight on publishing as it relates to software and technology. He is also a self-published Fantasy author, and though he doesn’t have much time for writing the days, he continues to spin stories in his head that he hopes to one day get around to writing.

Jamie Davis is an author coach and business manager. With more than 8 years of experience in the indie publishing industry, she’s played a role in publishing over 125 books. Jamie specializes in creating space for established authors to spend more time writing and less time managing their business. She believes that while not every book is for every reader, there is a reader for every book. Jamie loves helping authors connect with the readers who will love their stories.

Emily Kimelman is the author of over 20 novels including the best selling Sydney Rye Mysteries. She indie published her first book, Unleashed, in 2011 and started selling direct to her readers in late 2020. Emily loves the freedom inherent in being her own boss. Her job as an author means reading fiction while sipping hot cocoa and cuddling her dog can be considered a productive work day…which is awesome.