I've wrote a couple of eBooks and sold them online. Although I'm not complaining about the sales that I made, I might have been able to do better if I had a copy of this book: Sell More Books! Book Marketing and Publishing for Low Profile and Debut Authors: Rethinking Book Publicity after the Digital Revolutions.
Author J. Steve Miller didn't have a degree in music; neither was he a professional musician. Yet, he wrote a book on music that was published by a respected publisher and was translated into Dutch, German, Romanian, Russian and Spanish. He doesn't have a degree in education, yet his educational resources are used by schools and teachers in every state and over 30 countries.
There isn't a whole lot if information in here that tells you how to get it published although he does cover the basic methods in one chapter. And really it doesn't matter how it's published it's the marketing of it that will bring in sales, fame and recognition! And, he understand that various marketing methods aren't for everyone. He says this book will help...
Help determining what marketing methods could work best for your book, using your own unique personality, strengths, and interests. Radio isn’t for everybody. Contrary to popular opinion, neither is blogging or television. Some authors detest public appearances. With thousands of ways to market books, authors desperately need need principles to help them determine which methods deserve their time.
Write a Marketable Book
Write a Title and Subtitle That Attracts Audiences
Attract People with your Cover
Publish through the Most Marketable Channel
Get Lots of Blurbs from All Kinds of People
Optimize Your Amazon and Barnes & Noble Pages
Build a Professional Online Presence
Submit Your Book to Contests
Check Your Attitudes toward Marketing
Use Guiding Principles to Prioritize Initiatives
Seek Early Reviews from Respected Book Review Sources
Seek Reviews and Endorsements from Busy Blogs
Seek Reviews and Endorsements from Other Publications
Attract Attention through Social Media
Optimize Digital Sales
Sell Your Book in Brick and Mortar Stores (Not Just Bookstores!)
Help Reporters and Journalists with their Articles
Consider Radio (Even if You’re Shy!)
Consider Speaking (Even if You’re Shy!)
John Kremer’s Twelve Tips for Low-Profile Authors
Bulk Sales Beyond the Bookstore: An Interview with Brian Jud
Consider Press (News) Releases
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