How To Make Your Fiction & Nonfiction Book Work Harder And Make
There are now more opportunities to sell fiction and nonfiction self published eBooks than at any other time.
You will need
to choose between fiction and nonfiction. The fiction market is a lot
more competitive but the chances of making fortunes are greater.
Everyone has now heard of “50 Shades of Grey” which started out as
a self published fiction eBook. Nonfiction is less competitive, and
you can still do very well from these types of books if you pick the
is a really great business to be in. You are not constrained by
publishers telling you that your book isn’t good enough. You can
write and publish immediately. All you need is a market for your book
and then promote it properly and you will make money. You are totally
in control here.
to create your eBook
To create your
eBook you will need content that people are looking for. Writing
nonfiction eBooks is a good place to start as there is so much
information available that is easy to find. You can use the search
engines to find answers to the questions that the niche is asking.
There are always blogs and websites with the answers that you need.
it and then put it into the
right order with a table of contents, introduction and conclusion and
you are ready to go. Of course if you are already an expert in a niche
that is in demand then just write all of your own content.
outline for your eBook first. Then commit to writing every day. There
are thousands (if not millions) of unfinished books out there, and you
won’t make money if your book isn’t finished.
to Making More Money Selling Books Online
It is no use
spending the time and effort to write your eBook if you are not going
to promote it. Remember that you are in the driving seat here. You are
not relying on publishers to promote your book for you. You need a
marketing strategy to get your book known and sold. Thankfully there
are lots of options available.
It is best to
go for a multichannel marketing approach. Your job is to create a real
buzz about you and your book so that people will buy it and tell their
friends about it. It is all about spreading the word as much as
possible and being visible on as many websites as you can.
A great place
to start is social media. Create a Facebook page for you as an author
and showcase your books. Then get busy on Twitter, Pinterest and
Instagram. Be sure to leverage all of your existing contacts on these
social media platforms. You need to tell people how great your book is
and how they can order it.
that sending out just one message will be enough. It won’t. You need
to be constantly marketing your book. Create some blog posts that are
relevant to your book and distribute them far and wide. Get your
creative juices flowing with contests and giveaways. Look for relevant
forums and become active there.
One good idea
is to offer the first chapter of your book free so that you can create
anticipation by hooking the readers. If you do this well you will sell
a lot of copies of your book.
to Market your Book
You could set
up your eBook on your own website and then collect payments using
PayPal so purchasers can download. Unless your website is extremely
popular already, you will want to leverage the power that larger
websites have. These will include:
Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing – you can use Amazon
Marketing Services (AMS) to assist you in this huge marketplace.
Barnes and Noble Nook Press
Apple Bookstore – now iBooks Author
Createspace – Amazon owns this and you can create hard
copies of your eBook
Kobo Writing Life
Audio Audible – Turn your book into an audio product
This is just a
sample. There are marketing services available such as Bookbub,
Ereader News Today and Freebooksy that you can use to leverage your
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