Discussion in 'Making Money' started by brandnew1, Mar 4, 2014.
Anyone know a good way to promote kindle books?
Reddit, they have a few sub-reddits about books and I published a book and other stuff.
And Good Reads (where I'm tracking the books I have read) they send a newsletter about new releases every month and you can browse it by chategory, found a lot of good books in the new releases.
That's what I can offer.
Use every means you have for promoting your book. Social media (Facebook - there are a lot of groups in which you can announce the free promotion of your books), Twitter, Youtube etc), other platforms which are similar to Amazon (Smashwords, Barnes&Noble), Goodreads.Try to build an author/ book website so that it could ensure your customers that you are a serious writer and your book is delivering quality content.
This forum is providing a lot of means for promoting anything. Use them!
The Author Marketing Club is another great resource for getting the word out when you run a free promo on your kindle book. It's free to sign up to become a member.
Search some threads on here, plenty of huge long threads about Kindle
Well, you could try sites for promotions, social media, related topic forums, things like yahoo answers.
If you can choose the right niche, produce multiple books in that niche and know exactly how to submit it to Kindle, it will start to sell of its own accord. At which point Amazon will promote it for you.
I started by promoting my own books but sales only increased about 10% for 300% effort. Now I concentrate on creating new good quality books and leave it to Amazon, rather than spending my time creating less books and promoting them.
I would not rely solely on the amazon promotion. When you publish a new book, it is very important to take advantage of the 5 days promo period. Split the promo phases on different days within the first month to increase your downloads.
Create a solid promotion plan (with a list of facebook groups, websites, twitter namens) and use this plan for each new book that you publish. That brings short-term success, which is particularly necessary in the beginning.
This short-term promotion plan will not work if your book is out of the 5 days free promotion of amazon, so you also have to consider a long-term strategy to promote your books. Create your own website, facebook site, twitter account, e-mail list and so on. Success does not come overnight. It takes time to built up to a good fan base. But your fan base will grow every time when you publish a new book. If you have a amount of fans you don't need any more the short-termed promotion. You are completely independent. It will run automaticly.
Maybe today it works good for you to focus on new books and ignore the promotion. But whats in a few month/years?
So don't rely solely on amazon and think long-term.
It is fatal in the long run to rely only on amazon. First of all you missed the chance to make money with your products on other platforms. Secondly amazon can change their TOS and so on. It is never advisable to be dependent on one platform.
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