Marketing your book or books can seem overwhelming. It can eat up so much time from your day that you may stop and wonder if you’ll ever have time to just write books again.
Maybe you’re going about this whole task of marketing with little notion of what you’re doing Perhaps your idea of getting your title in front of readers amounts to nothing more than blasting it on Facebook and Twitter. If so, it’s a good bet it’s not selling, at least as you’d hoped.
What to do?
The good news is there exist plenty of books out there that can help guide you through what may seem like an utterly time-consuming process.
Check them out. Most of them can be downloaded for just a few dollars on Amazon. You can even find some free books on marketing for writers. Many of them are pretty short too, books you can actually read in perhaps a couple of hours. That allows lots of time to follow up on some of the suggestions given.
The key is not to feel as if all the information you gather is just too much to digest. Take your time with applying some of the methods suggested. Try a few things here and a few things there. Take note of the more important strategies the author makes on book marketing.
Read a few different books on the subject. You’ll find the methods one author has successfully used to sell books are probably working for other authors as well. Hey, sometimes a message has to be repeated again and again before we get it.
Most authors want to make money from their books. Thankfully, there’s plenty of good solid information to be found on marketing.
This book will be offered free Jan. 27-31. It includes great advice on writing a book and avoiding many of the pitfalls many authors encounter. It’s a quick easy read too.
Do you whine too much about not writing that book you’ve long dreamed of banging out? Are you stuck in first gear with marketing a book or books you’ve written?
Maybe you’re looking at the calendar right now and seeing Jan. 1 staring back at you. Yeah. It’s a new year all right, and you were determined throughout those days of November and December to make this year – 2014 – the time you would brush aside all that misery and rejection and most of all, fear, and get down to work to become that published author or successful writer you’ve long wanted to be.
So what ‘s stopping you from taking action? Are you willing to continue with the procrastination that had you spinning your wheels in 2013? Maybe you don’t like plans. Many of us don’t. As writers, we like to think of ourselves as artists, people who wait for inspiration before we take on the perspiration needed to get a task done.
Okay. But here’s something you might try. Set aside a couple of hours a day to do your writing, your marketing, your research. And stick to it. Get in a rhythm. Make 2014 that year that launches your writing dreams.
If you’re like a lot of writers you’re likely frustrated at trying to get your work out there before readers, and ultimately, sold to the masses.
Where do you go for the best push for your book or books? Facebook? Twitter? Maybe you’ve considered hiring a publicity person to market your work for you? I have no definitive answers, but I’ve done my share of reading and perusing the latest books on marketing.
What’s the best book out there? Hard to say. I will say a few in the bunch are a little more entertaining than others. Pamela Fagan Hutchins’s What Kind of Loser Indie Publishes, for example, was one of the more delightful reads. She’s funny and brassy at the same time – a real down-home Texan gal.
The different books I list cover a realm of topics, from finding the right keywords on Amazon for your books, to choosing the right covers. No guys and girls, you can’t judge a book by its cover, but an attractive cover can indeed lure more readers.
I found little nuggets of valuable gold in each of the books here. I have them all on my Kindle, and I can refer back to them from time to time when I’m stuck on a marketing question.
Marketing your book can be an utterly frustrating experience, but a learning one at the same time. Of course, writing the best book you possibly can write goes a long way toward success.
Keep your writing dreams alive.
And here’s my list, in no particular order:
What Kind of Loser Indie Publishes – Pamela Fagan Hutchins
How I Sold 30,000 eBooks on Amazon’s Kindle – Martin Crosbie
61 Ways to Sell More Nonfiction Kindle Books – Steve Scott
The Kindle Sales Booster System …. The Hidden Secrets from the Amazon Ecosystem Exposed – B. Stijn
Sell More Books! Book Marketing and Publishing for Low Profile and Debut Authors – J. Steve Miller and Cherie K. Miller
The Indie Journey: Secrets to Writing Success – Scott Nicholson
Money Making Machine … How to Publish, Market and Make Money Using Kindle Books – Anbu Rayappan
Titles & Covers That Sell – Anbu Rayappan
The Kindle Publishing Bible … How to Sell More Kindle Ebooks on Amazon – Tom Corson-Knowles
Crush It With Kindle – John Tighe
Secrets of the Six-Figure Author: Mastering the Inner Game of Writing, Publishing and Marketing Books – Tom Corson-Knowles
Amazon Kindle Sales Secrets Exposed – Michael Thomas
Marketing Your Book on Amazon – Shelley Hitz
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