It’s easy to sell your book. Get 1,000,000 people to read your book. As an engineer, I know the numbers don’t lie when handled with integrity. To get people to read your book you’ need to show it to around 100 people per sale. So show your book to 100,000,00 and you’ll have a million seller.
Certainly that would put you on the New York Times Best Sellers List and you’d be set to do it again and again. Good dream huh? More realistically, per the numbers, as they say, first you have to get 100 people to read your book.
These days most books are not purchased in bookstores. They are E books, Paperbacks and Hard Cover books and most are purchased online.
Most books being sold online means if you want to succeed as an author you’ll need to know the road in regard to online business. That means its easier than ever to promote your book.
Nothing has changed with the need to promote your own book. Book promotion has always been the other job of writers. The big book companies have their stable of successful authors like Tom Clancy, J.K. Rowling and James Michener.
How did they get where they are at? They wrote and promoted their way there. Once they reach the celebrity status they enjoy, the publisher just has to do some press release activity and the sales start to roll in.
Authors have agents and promotional staff like press secretaries etc. The publishing industry knows go getters will find a way to promote themselves. The successful promoters will achieve success as writers.
In the end the celebrity takes care of most of the promotion and the publisher, just announces a new book by a Steven King for instance. He is established as a household name. He has authority as an author because he has a history and writes books people are interested in reading.
Therefore, he has many New York Times Best Sellers and has another one almost instantly when he is announced with another book. People have trust in the quality of his writing and millions pre-order his books. Same holds true with J.K. Rowling and her Harry Potter stories. Of course Michener is not with us any longer but he sold a lot of books in his day.
New authors have to take responsibility for promoting their own books. Since most books are sold online an author who wants to be successful must promote their book or books online. Stands to reason doesn’t it.
A website and probably a YouTube channel are in order. Video it is said is the number one way to promote anything online here in 2020 and most likely moving forward. I bought a camera and I am learning to use it and edit video.
Having a website gives readers a chance to sample your writing skills and style by reading your posts and pages and you may direct your readers to wherever your book is offered for sale. My book Misquoting Calculus is HERE Video Trailer has code for 20% off.
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So who you gonna call? I know one place in all the world where you can adequately learn all you’re going to need to know. It is featured by two guys who started online while in college over fifteen years ago. It is featured by these men who have figured out their system to teach over a million people how to effectively operate online business.
So stop kidding yourself right now. You can do what I did in 2017 and self-publish a book. It’s not that hard, nor is it the hard part of success as an author. Then you can go to WP.com or WP.org or any number of providers (like Wix) and hosts and slap a website together.
Then post blind shots in the dark hoping traffic will arrive as though by magic to look at your book cover image and or read your excerpts. And per the numbers you manage to sell a few books. Or go to Wealthy Affiliate and promote your book successfully.
Many authors don’t know what a keyword is much less how to harness keyword targeted content to bring readers to their site. I know I did not. I spun my wheels, as they say for almost Two full years.
Then finally admitting I was not succeeding I started looking for the keys. The keys are, as it turns out a website optimized for Search Engines and use of words and phrases pertinent to your offer/offers which people are actually typing into their browsers to find you.
Translation: Keywords and keyword phrases people type into Google, Bing and Yahoo to find what they are interested in on the internet. You need to start right now to meet them head on with the right keywords.
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True Story, here. I have a website on WP.com. genuinearticlex7.com to my other site. Get 20% off my books there, code in the book trailer videos on the right. Or go from here. There, on genuinearticlex7 you will find two books I have written. Misquoting Logic (self-published) and Misquoting Calculus (traditionally published) so I am a traditionally published author. Not everyone can say that. Alert Go To The Video Trailer For 20% Off Code for my books!!!!!!!!!
The website there is three years old. I worked very hard writing posts and was gaining readers, yet not aware. I did not know what I was doing because I took the advice of providers and just started blindly posting.
Unbeknownst to me I had managed in the first few months 762 views of my site which should have been at least twice that, had I known then what I know now. I became discouraged working alone without any positive feedback.
We are our own worst enemy sometimes. Discouraged I gave up posting a thousand words a couple times per week. Now, with WordPress business plan which I pay $ 300.00 for I can see the numbers. I stopped and the number of readers fell.
We ran into financial troubles last year and since it had become lower priority due to discouragement, I let the Premium Plan in WordPress lapse into the Personal Plan (free) and found out you get what you pay for. My readers and views fell into the double digits.
When I look at the chart now I am mad at myself. If I had only kept going, I would have 10,000 followers by now and be selling lots of books and other things. But who knew?
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I still have the first website and upgraded to business because I could not move the content, contacts and stats without upgrading it. I am keeping it for a year to compare the superior hosting here at Wealthy Affiliate.
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