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...]

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...]