Learn to Speak Australian in Idiom of Oz. I learned some very cool things in that book!
My question for you today is are you an Amazon.com reseller for your own book? If not, you should be.
Even if you are using a POD (print on demand) press, buy some copies and resell them through Amazon.com (at a just slightly lower price than Amazon.com) and let potential customers know that you will sign and date the book for them making it a collector’s item.
This is very easy. Go to your own Amazon.com book’s page and where it says, “Sell yours here” – press the button and fill in the blanks.
In the “condition” section – put “Brand New, Author signed and dated.”
When a customer sees a lower price, with an autograph, they will be attracted to it. The next bonus is that they are only giving their credit card info to the merchant they trust (i.e. Amazon). So they’re happy.
The good news for you is multi-faceted – 1. You make more money (instead of 45% of the sale, you make 85% less $1) on a $20 book, you make $16 instead of $9. ANNNNNNNND… you get your customer’s name, contact information and the ability to contact them!
This is just another great way to create the win/win.
This exercise lays the groundwork for another great way to market your book to garner a ton of immediate attention. I will tell you about it in a future blog. For now, sign up to be an Amazon.com reseller for your own book! You can do it! It will be well worth it.
Side note: For those of you who don’t want to do this because you don’t want to have to fulfill your own orders… get over it – yes, you do want to fulfill these orders. With the extra cash you make per book, if it gets overwhelming – hire a teenager, but don’t use laziness or fear of success as a reason not to do this. It is toooooooooooooooooooo important!