Best practical ways | how to promote self-published ebook

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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
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  • use social networks
  • 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

  • create a twitter account
  • 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

    listed alphabetically

    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.

  • Create a personal website or a blog as an author
  • 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

  • make blog tours
  • 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

  • Give away some free copies of your book
  • 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.

  • create a goodreads account
  • 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

  • join linkedIn groups
  • 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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    How to self-publish an ebook and a paper back

    How to self-publish an ebook or paperback

    Are you tired of rejection mails from publishing houses?Are your loyalities exploited by your publisher?Well,you are about to discover a solution and after reading this entire blog,you will proudly embark on a new publishing prank.Trust me, its the best!Before we look at ways of self-publishing,
    why should you self-publish? when you self publish

  • you retain all the rights to your work
  • this means you will completely manage the advances made from your sales

  • you dont have to spend a penny ! If your self-publishing and ebook.in this case a epublishing company will completely takecare of the distribution of your ebook or book
  • i will review epublishing also known as electronic publishing or self-publishing companies.

    majorly retaining your product entire copy rights makes self-publishing a prefference for many as compared to traditional publishers.You can maximise sales with that privillage and earn the most from your work.Am going to share with you a perfect ebook to enhance your self-publishing career.

    steps to successfull self publishing

  • Use your word proccessor to write your book in document any format prefferably doc,docx
  • After you have reached your set number of words, for typical novel 90,000 words are recommend.
  • after that,your on aready the course to self-pub.

  • create a book cover either using software or hire a cover designer.All ebooks require covers.
  • go online and chose among these self-publishing companies, smashwords l lulu
  • sign up to any of the preffered mentioned sites above
  • click the publish link,always on top of the page.then upload your docx or doc file
  • . lulu requires you to upload your document in pdf for smashwords doc format is required

  • upload the book cover you created.you can find a proffession graphic designer to make you one or create one you self with software.
  • Now add the meta data in the required fields.meta data is info about your book such as title,synopis and the author’s details.

    Now click publish and you book is ready! The self-publishing company will do for you the distribution and marketing.for example smashwords will distribute your book to kobo,amazon,barnes & noble also bn.com ,ibookstore among other major retailers.
    Your self-published ebook will be read or accessed and displayed as show below on such ereaders
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    You can also self-publish on amazon and bn.com.for barnes you need to use pubit app.The turial i have provided is the best option if you want to be successfull.There are might be several turials but i have tried to provide you with the best for your quest.
    After successfully self-publishing you ebook,you may need several guides on marketing and promotion. Get an ebook to guide you

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