Archives for January 2016

5 Ideas to Sell More Books

Idea One: Sell your fiction novel the same as a non-fiction writer would sell their books. Use examples from weight loss gurus. List 10 ways your books benefit readers. Pretend everything that happened in your fiction book is real! Idea Two: Send Christmas cards, Valentine Day cards, and Happy Halloween cards to leaders of book clubs, local organizations, and businesses. It’s low cost and high value. Idea Three: Team up with several authors … [Read more...]

A Couple of Great Ideas to Sell More Books

Idea One: Increase your chances of getting into a bookstore by sending the owner or manager a quick video showing the benefit of your books and how you understand their target audience. You’ll be the only author that does that, which will give you a huge advantage. Idea Two: Write everything you have on a whiteboard. This includes the title of all your books that are published, books that are sitting in your lap top, products that you have to … [Read more...]

The Best Way to Sell Books

Marketing experts tell you to get a website, then you will sell lots of books. So you invest in a website, make it as special as possible, then release it to the world. What happens? Nothing. Then you’re told to start blogging three times a week, use search engine optimization, which will drive traffic to your website, then eventually sell books. So instead of writing books, you’re writing blogs. You wait for book sales, … [Read more...]

4 Keys to Author Success

The first advice given to me by a publishing lawyer was, “Authors read, write, publish, and market.” That may have sounded obvious, but I’ve based my entire career on that advice knowing that the key to success is excelling in reading, writing, publishing, and marketing. If you can do that, then you will have a long, rewarding career as an author. (You can gain more ideas by visiting 12 Month Author Marketing Plan!) Excel at … [Read more...]

3 Ideas to Sell More Books

Idea One: Create book trailers that are more like a reality show instead of using a slideshow and music. Make it look spontainious. This will save you hundreds of dollars, not to mention all the time you'll save. Plus, reality trailers have more of a chance to be shared and go viral. Idea Two: Team up with a lawn company that works in your targeted areas. Make a deal that you will write blogs for them if they handout your bookmarks to all … [Read more...]