Contest are great fun and can drive engagement and expand the reach of a book promotion. If your prizes are valuable or interesting, your followers will share the contest with others even if it lessens their own chance to win. What’s more, the contest doesn’t have to be a random raffle. Learn more in this video.
Why do you write books? Is it for passion or for profit? Expression, creativity, and the need to tell a good story are some passionate reasons. Authority, money, and credibility are profit driven ones. Find out where you fall on the profit/passion spectrum in this video.
For many of us, devoting consistent hours to writing ain’t no easy enchilada. This is especially true if you are struggling to feed and shelter yourself and your family with the income from your efforts. Doubt and criticism, from oneself and from outsiders, have probably killed more budding writing careers than any other factor.
In this dawn of new publishing, there is a hair’s breadth of difference between what straight-up service providers and hybrid publishers do. Hybrid publishers have a traditional manuscript acquisition process and distribute books through traditional channels but where hybrids differ is that they charge for services like editing and cover design.
Pre-orders count towards sales! It is an age-old tactic. Have you ever wondered how books reach #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List before they are for sale to the public? That’s the magic of pre-orders. Amazon has made this powerful tool available to direct (self) publishers which is a very good thing and can indicate future sales in the same way.
To pre-order your copy of Bestseller List, click here – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NC15Z79/
Before you publish your book, it’s common practice to give away pre-release copies of your book called ARCs. A.R.C. stands for advance reader copy or advance review copy. Your fans and launch team will appreciate these as gifts, however, ARCs traditional and true purpose it to generate pre-release reviews on Amazon and through other channels. ARCs also allow your launch team to create a buzz.