How do I sell more books?
If you’ve followed me for a while, you know this is the number one question I get from authors. Although you may write simply because you love it, everyone wants to turn a profit. And, since sales drive income, you’ll want to take advantage of as many tools in your arsenal as possible. Right?
Creating buzz is the best way to sell more books. People love new! So, how do you get ahead of the curve of the 4,500+ books published each day? How do you create buzz before your book is even published?
Amazon’s pre-order option is one tool you definitely need! It usually works best for authors who have an established audience, a good mailing list, or a great following on social media and other networks.
What does it give you?
A tangible product sales link to boost sales in advance of your release that you can share with:
- existing social media fans
- bloggers and media as you do your advance pitching
- your mailing list
- influencers and audiences you can connect with
Keep in mind that you’ll need to have a final, Amazon-approved manuscript ready for upload by no later than 10 days prior to your scheduled release date. Additionally, you’ll also want to have something at least nearly final (even if it’s just electronic) that you can send out to bloggers or other media that respond to your pitching and promotion.
Want to know more? We’ve created this handy infographic that you can use to boost your book sales using the Amazon pre-order option! You’ll want to save a copy, whether you bookmark this page or click the image to download a printable version!
What else do you need know before you test out Amazon’s pre-order? Well, you’ll need to be prepared in terms of your book itself – from the cover, to the manuscript, as well as an optimized Amazon bio and book page. Is your book almost ready? Check out the Key Points to Remember section of the infographic above and then get started with your Amazon pre-order!
Have everything ready for your pre-order except the optimization? I’d love to help you! A lot of companies offer optimization services, but candidly, we do it better.
We don’t follow instructions, or do it the way that everyone else does. We deliver results!
Our tactics include manual research that’s fully customized to your book and your audience.
We consistently update our program and game-plan – Amazon’s systems change frequently, and we stay on top of how to keep books performing well. And, bottom line, we deliver better searchability and better book rankings. Period.
So, what are you waiting for? Visit www.sellmorebooksonamazon.com right now!