Self-Publishing: Eight Tips to Selling Ebooks on Amazon–Handout
M. Louisa Locke (this was created for a talk in January 2012)
M. Louisa Locke, author
Author website: http://mlouisalocke.com/
Author Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/mlouisalockeauthor
Historical Fiction eBooks: http://historicalfictionauthors.com/
II. Tip #1 Write the best book you can (and rewrite, and rewrite) and have it professionally edited.
Resources on Writing: http://www.publetariat.com/write
Importance of Editing, Covers, and Formatting:
III. Tip #2: Besides having a well-written and edited book, your cover design, interior design and formatting are crucial elements to success.
IV. Tip #3: Make sure your book page on Amazon is ready for prime time before you start to promote.
Product Description: http://www.publetariat.com/publish/how-write-back-blurb-your-book
Your Author Central Page:
V. Tip #4: Make your pricing competitive—be willing to experiment.
VI. Tip #5: Think about selling from the buyer’s perspective.
VII. Tip #6: To get the Word Out: Hang out where readers of Kindle books hang out.
Guest blogs and blog tours: http://mlouisalocke.com/2011/12/10/my-alternative-to-blog-tours-two-week-vacations/
Commenting on social media: http://www.publetariat.com/sell/promote-your-book-commenting-blog-posts
VII. Tip #7: Use Amazon’s browsing capabilities effectively.
Categories, keywords, tags:
VIII. Tip #8: Don’t make your big promotional push prematurely.