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How the heck do you promote ebooks?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by consciousnesscreates, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. consciousnesscreates

    consciousnesscreates Power Member

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    Clickbank is out for this so no mention it


    When you published your Kindle ebook on Amazon set up tags etc. what the heck can you do next to promote it?
     
  2. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Well you don't actually need to use clickbank in order to promote it in the same way you would if you were an affiliate for a CB product.

    Basically just do the same thing but for the amazon listing instead.

    • write some review articles and post on article directories.
    • set up some blogs and post review articles on those as well.
    • set up a fan page for the book and use some FB promotional methods to get fans there.
    • set up a squeeze page style website with a buy now button linking to the amazon order form for your book.
    • do some blog commenting linking to your squeeze page.
    • do as much SEO and SEP as you can think of for all of the above items.
    • etc...
    You could automate most of that with AMR and SB if you have them.

    If it's really a good ebook, or at least seems as if it might be a good seller then you could also search for affiliates. You won't have the CB marketplace to help find affiliates but you can still look for amazon affiliates directly. Just go to marketing forums and post that you have a good ebook on Amazon and would like to find some good affiliates to promote it. As with any product, if you can get affiliates interested in promoting it for you then you'll make a lot more money.

    Anyway, that's just some quick suggestions for you. Good luck with it. :cool:


    edit - You could also post a video on youtube, post some questions and answers on Yahoo Answers, etc.
     
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  3. Sdshane

    Sdshane Registered Member

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    Marlon Sanders wrote a whole HUGE ebook on promoting ebooks. The idea was how to make 100 grand per year per ebook. Called Occam's Razor Formula or something close to that. It was a really good read, though a few years old now. If I can dredge up my copy I'll share it...no guarantee though...