It’s not an easy question to answer, and it’s the reason why I wrote Sell Your Book: 75 eBook Promotion Sites That Increase Amazon Sales.
The book is targeted directly to eBook authors, and this is good because it helps you. I’ve gotten 143 sales on it since I first put it out last October and the book has 29 reviews.
Since then I’ve gone through and updated the book. I’ve added 30 new Facebook author groups that will help you on your free days and I’ve also made sure the sites are still good. Also since the book was released I’ve used many of the sites in it, and you can read about those promotions here:
Sell Your Book will teach you the sites you should concentrate on when your book is free and which will deliver some real firepower when your book is discounted.
When I first released the book I put it as free for five days, which allowed me to get so many reviews so quickly. I also targeted it at the Amazon KDP forum authors, which may have led to my eventual banning from the place.
Oh well, I think helping those authors was worth it. And hey, I’m not going to complain about the pretty penny I made in the process. I mean, doesn’t Amazon want me to sell books and make them money?
Anyways, the reason I gave the book away for free was to:
- Increase visibility;
- Increase my chance for reviews;
- Increase the chance the book would be lent more;
- Increase the chance that people would see my other titles;
- Help authors.
I exceeded my expectations on all counts with this book. I only wish it was selling as well as it once did, and that’s why I went through and updated it, updated the blurb on Amazon, and am now writing this updated post.
It’s called product management, and when you get up to as many eBooks as I have then you’ve got to engage in it quite a bit, or pay others to do it for you.
I’m not in that league yet, but someday I might. Perhaps you’ll get there before me, and I can’t help but think it’ll be because of the tips you learned from Sell Your Book.