I use some of the free services you mentioned. Whenever possible, I use paid promos that let you use your current book price or a discounted price. But free promos are helpful when you have a new book. Thanks for the great tips Sandy!
Very cool that you are now essentially always able to be in promotion mode with your books…great idea. I can see huge potential there…fantastic strategy. Hi Spencer. Out of curiosity, are your books Fiction or Non Fiction? I have been hesitant to try these paid promos, but I think I should experiment! Its been said a few times already, but awesome post. This is pretty in-depth case study that will help tons of folks go craddle to grave and launch their first Ebook! Knowing the success your seeing with this Ebook related to your new Authority site, are you thinking about going back and creating Ebooks for any of your other existing niche sites A Penny Shaved, the sites you purchased in , etc… or is this more of a tool you see moving forward as you create new online assets?
We could write several dozen books in this niche and still not have tapped out all the potential. So, we plan on sticking with our one website, one niche, and just dominating and growing it for the long term. Great post! Congrats on your ebook success! One question, do you need to deal with sales tax on the ebooks?
That is probably different in all 50 states. Does Amazon help with this? Seems like it would be a big pain…. HUGE post and congrats on the success of the launch! Great Post Spencer! I was actually surprised when I read the post title about Kindle because you usually share stuff before trying. However, keep it coming. Congrats on the success guys! Ever since I first heard a Steve Scott interview I have been mulling over launching a series of e-books.
I think you guys finally threw some gas on the fire for me to get going! Hoping to launch my first titles in Definitely flagging your email to this post for future reference! Sounds good Russ! I think you just need to pull the trigger and go through the process. Great job!
I also really appreciated the lack of hard sell and the ease with which I have been able to cancel the account until I need it again. No character names, please! You have not received a recovery related to such purchase from another source. What is a CV? In-store payments If you accept PayPal payments at your physical store, you must communicate the total amount of the transaction to the customer before it takes place. When pitching to job boards, you can craft your pitch more personal by searching for the business that posted the ad. Another area is your business district.
Most groups allow you to set up an event and message the members to invite them to your book party. When I do mine I do extra prize draws for people who leave reviews, random winners from people who comment — anything to drive activity and visibility to my book. When I did that I got an extra downloads, but it was a good afternoon of work. Thanks for stopping by Sarah! I was more than happy to link to your site…has a lot of great resources that people should check out.
And thanks for sharing the additional tips on book parties and ads on Facebook. Lots of great ideas for people to get more exposure to their books. Sometimes a complimentary review that mentions a mild negative, can be more powerful than a gushing complimentary one. Is seems more honest because it is. Hi Sarah! Any resources on how to get the most downloads for your buck? I just hit publish and will have my free days start in about 8 days, and would love to get those results.
Probably next to spamming Google to death, Amazon is just 2nd in line with fake reviews all over the place. Would you buy a book that does not have reviews? There is a ton of info about well known authors that payed thousands of dollars for getting sales in the thousands. This post may help you in identifying how many books one can sell based on their rank.
Thanks for that resource. We simply reached out to people we knew who might like the book my Aunt works in our field, for instance and asked for an honest review. I agree…I would never recommend people buying reviews or otherwise trying to game the Amazon system. Spencer, and Perrin, I hate to be repetitious, but just have to echo the sentiments of the earlier comments.
I still enjoy muddling around with affiliate marketing and am earning monthly pocket money as an Amazon Associate. Your informative article shows it can be done. You guys have obviously considered each of these avenues during your research.
Without disclosing your niche, could you suggest which is best for the rank beginner to tackle first, fiction or non-fiction? So who knows!
asia.userengage.io/2465.php Great post guys, excellent strategies. And very timely for me as well, I hope to have my book out in the next few days and have been following Steve Scott since I heard him on your podcast. Thank you again, Spencer and Perrin, for a wonderful case study and inspiration. You guys are awesome! Yes, the sales have held up. I posted a couple of screenshots in the blog post above showing the sales through Mid-December.
Good suggestion. Is there a way to create a pen name?
Yes, you can create a new pen name for different niches. Spencer, thanks for this post! I like the step-by-step method. Is there an approval process for each kindle book you publish or all get accepted? And can you just start making a kindle ebook with any amazon account or do they vet you first before allowing you to upload your book? There is no real approval process. As long as the book is in the correct kindle format you will be able to upload it successfully. Its basically instant approval. They do not vet you, just open your Kindle account and supply your basic information name, address, tin, etc and you are all set.
I started out using some free promo for my eBooks, but now I use mostly Amazon sponsored ads and paid promo. I do post to a few FB groups and use Twitter, but the Amazon sponsored ads with relevant keywords seem to work best for my novels. I alternate monthly sales and freebies with my series books. I sometimes have sales with other authors.
The key is having a lot of books out there. Good, well-written books with great covers and excellent cover and backcover copy. Right now I have 12 indie-pubbed novels on Amazon, with one non-fiction book on writing.
BookBub ads are great if you can get one. I do upload books into the Kindle format using a Word. Also, the Kindle Unlimited program pays according to the amount of money in their fund. My other projects are doing so well at the moment but will try to get into this business probably next year. Excellent blog post and very informative. Thank you so much! I love all the information you provide. Great post and I also leaned on Nick and Steve a lot during my launch in October.
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