As an author, you are the first and most important person to taught the importance of your book to its readership. You need to visit the Amazon.com pages daily. You need to be the first one every day to tweet, post and pin about it everyday. Your readers of will follow suit, but you, as its creator, need to be the one leading the charge. Don’t be concerned that what you have to say is redundant, post something every day. Work to mix it up, but even if you repeat yourself, commit to a daily regimen of social media from your Amazon.com page!
We don’t use Nook or e-reader or iBook, we work exclusively with Kindle store and the reason is that Amazon.com gives us so many incentives to do so that far outshadow any potential sales these other platforms have to offer.
Today, it has taken its toll on the founding member of the e-book community! Sony e-Reader store will close its doors. Read more at: http://www.combinedbook.com/blog/sony-reader-store-close-doors/
When you want a distinctive book that is found on searches and looks great when stacked up against its competition, then you need to talk to the folks at Books To Believe In.
If the world is distracted, people don’t buy books!
And that’s understandable. When sales people evaluated trends and such and look at time of year, time of day, etc, that’s all well and good, but the factor of unexpected news or distracting world events, like the Olympics have to be added in to the mix.
The beginning of February was a very slow start for book sales, but just yesterday (one day after the Olympics ended), sales spiked again.
Just something to consider when you are planning your author-business.
Thought for the day…
Have a great one!
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For instance, this forum about “Books To Believe In’s” slogan is a way to get people to connect the two – Angel On Board and Books To Believe In.
There are a ton of tools on Amazon.com that authors need to take advantage of when marketing their books. Forums are just typically overlooked.
Check it out!
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Happy New Year.
Last year, I started out with a noble goal of posting something once a day about book marketing so that authors could learn. As with most resolutions, it didn’t last the whole year, but it did last into the 3rd month. So there are dozens of good tips for book authors.
We’re going to start this year doing something completely different though.
The first thing I’d like to do is talk about a paranormal of UFO book that we’ll be working with the author to publish in the first quarter. It is a perk in his Indiegogo campaign. http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ufo-track-ufo-tracking-in-real-time/x/3550639
The good news is, he’s already sold dozens of books… yes, he’s coming out of the gates with a win already! Books To Believe In will help him produce them on time and profitably.
If you don’t know about Indiegogo and Kickstarter, maybe you should find out how this can help authors kick up their sales right away. Oh yeah, and if you like the subject of UFOs, please Tweet and Facebook share this UFO campaign.
There are a few really great gems out there…
StumbledUpon.com is a great one. Find the website you want to promote. If it is your website, your blog site, your Amazon.com book’s page – whatever. Grab the URL and put it in the copy buffer (CTL-C) then go to StumbledUpon.com and if you don’t have an account – sign up quickly with Facebook – then add the page. Copy the URL into the page and describe your site. Find the right category, keywords and give it a reasonable description. The description isn’t about the website though – it is about why someone would want to visit the website. Start with “You’re gonna love… “ or “This is really interesting…” Then post.
I do this to several websites – pretty frequently. I do this for the authors who have recent releases or just need a little push. Or if I just want to promote something, StumbledUpon is my go to website. It usually hits well and drives a few hundred people to the website in pretty short order.
Just remember, this is a ‘flash in the pan’ kind of marketing. It is powerful, but like Twitter – short-lived. So do it frequently. Do a variety of pages – even if they promote the same thing. It works well.
See you soon,