|Posted by lsmith335 on November 17, 2013 at 2:20 PM|
I'm still learning as I go, but these sites have been very helpful in setting up my ebook and promoting it. One thing I've learned is to start putting in requests for reviews and promotions weeks before you publish your ebook. A lot of these sites need time to add your work to their site.
I've also had a lot of people say that they can't download my book because they don't have a Kindle reader. Below are some sites that show you how to download your ebooks onto a PC.
As of today, I'm in the middle of my free ebook promotion. Amazon allows you to choose up to five days to offer your book for free. The theory is that those who read it for free will recommend it to friends after your promotion ends and will draw buyers to download your book at your set price. I'm reading conflicting reports on whether this is effective or not. I am also reading up on the pros and cons of only selling your book for 99 cents, which I currently am. These articles show that writers make more money with fewer readers downloading your book at the higher price. In this case, though, I am promoting my very first book, and I'm hoping to build a fan base so that they will be more willing to purchase my next book based on reading the first.
My concern with this first book is to try to get it into as many hands as I can. Despite the fact that I have spent years of my time working on it, I have not put any money into it so what little money I do make is a bonus. For now, exposure is more valuable to me. My theory, though, is that different methods work for different authors. For every decision you make in publishing your book, the results are uncertain. The important thing to remember is to work hard at whatever method you choose and do not give up.
Book Promotion Info.
List of Book Reviewers
Free Promotion Websites
How to set up KDP Select Free Promotion Dates
How to Read Ebooks without a Kindle Reader Article
How to download free Kindle Books to a PC
How to read a Kindle Book without a Kindle