So I finally realize that book promotion is extremely important and harder than what I initially thought. I was a lot like a few other first time authors in thinking that just because I had a really good book, the sales would be going through the roof. I was wrong about that. When you are trying to sell books, especially self-published books, marketing is everything. You could have the next Best Seller available on Amazon.com or wherever you choose to publish, and nobody will ever know if you don’t put the necessary work into getting your work noticed. While the quality of what you write is very important, how you market what you write, is even more important. Thank God I’ve finally wisened up and am taking advantage of all of the resources available to me for book promotion. To get your name out there as an accomplished author and your book’s name out there as a must-read, you have to put the work in. It can almost turn into a full-time job, but it’s well worth it.
Here’s a few places that have been quite useful for me, as far as for book promotion and providing information for Indie authors:
Ebook: “How to Make, Market and Sell eBooks” by Jason Matthews
Facebook page: The Author’s Bookstore
Amazon.com Meet the Authors page:
Good Reads Author Program: www.goodreads.com (After you sign up for a free account, you’ll be able to apply for an Author’s account).
Facebook group: How to Make, Market and Sell eBooks.
It’s also a good idea to start a Facebook fan page for your book. You can tell people about it using your regular Facebook account or by Twitter or your website etc.
If you have written a book or are considering writing a book, take advantage of the resources listed and get ahead of the game in getting your book sold.