Self-published authors are likely to face great predicaments during promoting and marketing their titles unlike traditionally published authors or those whose titles are published by a publishing house.
you may want opt out of the self-publishing bussiness probably after your first self-published title due to the hectic task of pestering family and friends for reviews inorder to to get higher ratings thus emerge towards top selling titles,but how are you going to do that without spaming friends?
Well a traditional author may have a couple an upper hands from his company to promote and market his book so the author gets to just seat back and wait for loyalities.BUT, he never beats the advantages a self-published author has. (Discussed in this post .).Beyond reasonable doubt, the effort a self-published author invests is worth it!In details, i will describe the best ways, to promote your self-published ebook into a successfull sale genarator.
Here are the best practical ways to promote your self-published ebook
Facebook and twitter are probably the most visted and used websites on the internet.Certainly the greatest portion of people you would like to promote your book towards, they have either a facebook or a twitter account.
You will need to create a fanpage for your title or use any preffered name for your facebook page and share it on different related community pages to gain traffic and likes to your page.Increase your page fanbase or likes as much as you can. For the more likes on your page,the broader the outreach during promotion
After a good number of likes, you can now post updates about you ebook, such as,retailer sites where your ebook can be downloaded and ask your fans to review your book at any site they download from.Use the page as a medium to market your book as well
Twitter can be a powerful promotional and marketing tool if the notion is properly implimented.After creating a twitter account, nothing matters more than twitter followers. You will need to find followers who are analogous to friends or fans on a facebook account or page respectively.
The easiest way and most common used system to get followers is by following people you would like to follow you.
NOTE :you need to be selective of who to follow.
simple tips on following
a)Search book groups or companies and follow a couple of people following the group,org or company.These people are probably readers or authors
)b DO NOT follow people with excessive number of followers. 2000 plus. Your tweets wont probably be noticed.
c)Unfollow non-followers to attract more serious follows.
d)Use harshtags to find readers or subject and topic lovers.Eg, you can search #amreading to find users with a reading interest.
e)Lastly follow those who follow you inorder to maintain your followers.Some twitter users will immediately unfollow you if they discovered you dont follow them.
For a free blog,you may experiement with wordpress or google’s blogger use the blog to post infomation about your books and upcomming releases. provide the blog or site url to friends as a place for all your work.Here curious readers may be eager to vist your site
Find different blogs related to writing and publishing and follow their posts.After try to contact the blog admin and ask them to dedicate an entire post to your (promoting title) by featuring your book and reviewing it.If you made t he right blog selection the blogger will be so positive about your request since you inspire content for his blog
Here you can generate coupon codes from your retailer or distributor and then avail them to a couple of your fans either on your social network platform,by email or face to face encounter.A coupon code may be in numeral or letter formart or a mixture.eg ‘Ng823b’ and it is entered in the payment system, i may impart a partial discount or completely discount the ebook upto 100% thus making the book free!By offering free copies of your book,your increasing its popularity thus automated ads by those who have read your book recommending to others.
its one of the largest readers and authors website. With more than 7 million members.Here you can add friends and join reading forums. Make your book the topic in any group and get reviews direclty.Create an account here
this is another social network where you can meet writers and proffessional authors. Share your ebook with them as well during your quest. Create a free account on linkedIn
Above are the best practical and productive methods to promote your ebook according to several my conducted research in ebook promotion.I recommend you to read the tuturial and take note of every tip!
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