Published Books, Marketing, Royalties!

How about we break down everything you need as an author? Most authors want three things: Published Book(s) Royalties Marketing Plan to Sell More Books Okay. Read on! Published Book(s) You are self-published. No problem. You have a product and you want to sell that product to a mass audience. Reading on! Royalties You’re not selling books. It’s not quite your fault. Here are the reasons: Only 2 out of 10 people … [Read more...]

What Do Americans Buy?

If you understand the purchasing habits of Americans, then you can market your books accordingly. Here’s some easy information for you to adjust your marketing strategies. Americans spend more money on Lottery Tickets than anything else. 2nd on the list was Sports Tickets. If you have books related to gambling or sports, or a marketing idea that relates to those genres, then you’ll see an increase in sales. By the way, what was number 3 on … [Read more...]

Millions of These Readers

Think about what kind of person would want to read a variety of books. There are millions out there, anxious to fill their bookshelves. They can even write-off the purchase of books as an expense. These people purchase more books than anyone else. They have books by their bedside, in their car, on their phone, and stuffed in purses and backpacks. They love bookstores and are always on the lookout for a new book. Who are they? Authors. … [Read more...]

Top Genre for Non-Fiction eBooks

Non-Fiction has a much better shot of selling in eBook format over fiction books. There still is a large platform of readers who prefer printed books, but digital is a great way to build on that platform. Where is your book on this list? Which Non-Fiction eBooks sells the best? Here’s the list based on a 130,000 authors and publishers… Self-Improvement Health Business Religion/Spiritual Family Sports/Outdoor … [Read more...]

Top Selling Genre of eBooks

Selling eBooks can be difficult, because only 6% of avid readers prefer eBooks over printed books. However, there's a still a market for the books listed below. Where are you on this list? What fiction eBooks sell the best? Here’s the list based on a 130,000 authors and publishers… Romance (What can everyone learn from romance authors? See below!) Erotica Fantasy Young Adult/Teen Science Fiction Gay/Lesbian Fiction … [Read more...]

Challenge Brand = Franchise Book Sales

Why has Hasbro stock been on the rise since 2009 and continues to grow? Because they have what’s called, Challenge Brands. These are products that are not popular yet, but they believe someday will be a franchise. What does this have to do with your book sales? Everything! Your book is a Challenge Brand! It’s something that’s not selling millions just yet, but has the potential to be a franchise which includes more books, t-shirts, … [Read more...]

Authors: Best Days/Times to Promote on Facebook

We’ve already posted a weekend edition which includes several social media sites. (Visit Advice on Weekend Social Media Marketing.) This blog will focus on Facebook during the week, so you can maximize your promotions and increase book sales. Facebook Top Days for Traffic Saturday Sunday Friday (Note: Must be an upbeat post on this day. The more amusing the better.) Thursday Best Times 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 9 … [Read more...]

Advice on Weekend Social Media Marketing

Promoting your books on the weekends can be frustrating unless you know exactly what time you should post, gaining the maximum benefit. Here’s a quick guide… Facebook On both Saturdays and Sundays, it’s best to post before people start their day. This means post before 8 a.m. or between noon and 1 p.m. Twitter People are checking their Tweets in the early afternoon on both Saturdays and Sundays. This means you should be Tweeting … [Read more...]

Sell 1 Million Books

Why do you think this post caught your attention? What made you hurry up and come here? There are three reasons: The post made a direct connection to you. It was made for you! You have a problem and it’s possible this post can solve your problem. Most of all, you became excited! Now think about your books and how you’re marketing to others. Are you doing three things with your posts: Writing posts that make a direction … [Read more...]

Should the FBI Hire Authors?

Imagine this scenario. The FBI needs to safeguard a building for a political debate. They ask you to walk around the inside and outside of the building, then come up with a plan for a terrorist attack. They will pay you good money for this job. Could you do it? Of course you could! Authors are the most creative, imaginative people around! If the FBI needed to uncover police corruption before it happened, let an author write a story that … [Read more...]