Book marketing is often revered as the most challenging part of self-publishing a book. There are so many things to do – how can an author decide which options will work best for them? What are other successful self-published authors doing? Wouldn’t it be helpful to get a sneak peek into what others feel works best for their book? What if you had the opportunity to get a “sneak peek” into a list of statistically proven strategies that you put into your book marketing plan right away? Now you can…
These were the most popular book marketing tactics during the month of June 2012, listed below in alphabetical order:
|Amazon Cover Enhancement Get your cover on Amazon faster or enhance the way it looks to increase exposure.|
Amazon Extreme Package Save 25% on 3 of our marketing services focused on Amazon.com. This package includes a Kindle edition of your book, participation in the Amazon Search Inside the Book, and submission of 10 keywords and tags for Amazon optimization.
|Amazon keyword search submission Participating books are “tagged” with 10 applicable terms and keywords on Amazon’s Product Detail page. This encourages other visitors to your page to “tag” your book with the same keywords and phrases, which can give more “weight” to those terms in Amazon’s search results.|
Amazon Kindle Edition Make your book available on Amazon’s Kindle ebook reading device. More formats on Amazon means more exposure on Amazon, and the Kindle is heavily promoted by Amazon.
Amazon Search Inside the Book Submission Amazon Search Inside the Book marketing option will allow you to take advantage of Amazon’s online equivalent to browsing a bookstore. Books that participate in this program feature a “Look Inside” icon over their Amazon cover image, which invites potential customers to electronically “flip” through a small section of the book. This increases the level of confidence a customer has in your book – most likely leading up to a higher volume of book sales. According to Amazon, books participating in this program enjoy significant sales improvement, on average, over books that do not.
|Apple iPad/iPhone Premium Edition with Private Label iBooks Distribution Millions of iPads have been sold and iPhone revenues account for over HALF of all smart phone revenue in the United States. Is your book a part of this growing market share? It can be, simply and conveniently, with enhanced, independent distribution of your own iPad/iPhone electronic edition of your book through Apple’s iBookstore.|
|Barnes & Noble NOOK Edition There are OVER 2 MILLION books available on Barnes & Noble’s NOOK. If your book isn’t one of them, you are missing out on tapping a very important, and growing, market of readers. Now you can you reach this audience that is already waiting to buy your book.|
|Barnes & Noble See Inside submission Turn Barnes & Noble browsers into buyers by allowing online shoppers to view select pages of your book digitally from the BN.com website.|
|Book Blast Package Save 25% on 5 of our most popular marketing options. This package includes a Custom Press Release, PR Publicist Campaign, Book Review Submission Service, Book Video with social network distribution, and 5 hours with the Personal Marketing Assistant.|
|Book Review Submission Service Securing positive book reviews is the first step toward building word-of-mouth buzz for your book. Don’t have the time to send your own? Take advantage of the convenience of our Book Review Submission service. In addition to receiving a complimentary copy of your book, the reviewers will also receive a professional cover letter, a copy of your press release, and your sales sheet. We take care of all of that for you, including sending the review copy!|
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