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How to promote a real book on Amazon?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by theindiaphile, Aug 10, 2010.

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  1. theindiaphile

    theindiaphile Senior Member

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    So I've got two books i need to promote. They don't sell that well. Can anyone tell me how to get these babies right up the Amazon sales list?
     
  2. Britannia

    Britannia Newbie

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    my father is self published as well id like more info to give him some tips.
     
  3. theindiaphile

    theindiaphile Senior Member

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    anyone?
     
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    m_zec Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    hope this helps...

    Code:
    http://www.ehow.com/how_2034753_sell-book-amazon.html
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    http://www.chillibreeze.com/tutorials/HowtoSellYourBooksonAmazon.asp
    regards
     
  5. theindiaphile

    theindiaphile Senior Member

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    Thanks for posting M Zec. What I meant however was how to promote a real book on Amazon, which is already published with a major publisher, but who do little to get it selling! There must be someone to get the system working...
     
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    ogeee Registered Member

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    I've got a vague memory that author Tim Ferriss of '4 hour work week' fame did loads of his own marketing with that book when his publishers didnt promote it much. And that sold a shedload.

    I'm afraid I can't give much more help than that but you might wanna check out his blog. Just search 4 hour work week and his blog is 1st result I think.
     
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    I am in the same boat with my own book and I am working with an consultant to come up with a viable Internet marketing model that authors can actually use. I have a large number of writer friends who have become frustrated with the existing publishing model.

    As a writer and marketing pro I sense a real opportunity to help myself and create a viable business model in turn. The old school publishers suck at marketing individual authors and Amazon isn't much better.

    It is a work in progress and I will let you know how we do with the release of my new book. So far we are driving traffic and I have seen fan traffic increase 5 times. However, the true test is, of course, conversions and I'll know more with the release of my new book by the end of next month!

    I'll keep you posted on this thread.
     
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