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Re: How to Promote Your Independently Published Book or Eboo

Post by vipingoyal » 29 Jun 2015, 01:15

It is wonderful experience to read so many good suggestions in one thread. Thanks for introducing the topic.

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Post by BookLover2280 » 12 Sep 2015, 10:42

Thanks for this I was wondering how to go about doing this. You helped me out a lot.

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Post by CCtheBrave » 17 Sep 2015, 13:03

psyche wrote:I think that in addition to the book, the cover and blurb need to be good, clear and look professional. They should make it absolutely clear what "type" of book it is. I see many self-pub books with covers and blurbs that are vague and give very little info about the book.
I completely agree! I cannot express how frustrating it is to me that a perfectly good, well-written book, sometimes has a crappy cover. I think that in the world of self-publishing, a lot of people don't take the cover into account as much as they should.
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Post by WilsoRoy » 28 Sep 2015, 02:17

Very nice & impressive article you have posted.

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Post by Scott » 29 Sep 2015, 08:29

I have written about 30x as much on this topic of book promotion and released it as an ebook for Kindle just today. Check it out: 10 Step Plan to Promote Your Book: Online Book Marketing on Any Budget
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Post by Kenpy » 29 Sep 2015, 15:32

Good tips. I think for people with extra money to whip up goodies like bookmarks, giveaways of those kinds of goods might be effective.

I also cannot agree more that a good cover can make a book more enticing. I've stuck with some awful reads for longer than I normally would have just because I so wanted to believe the words on the pages would live up to the cover art.

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Post by ALynnPowers » 29 Sep 2015, 18:45

Scott wrote:I have written about 30x as much on this topic of book promotion and released it as an ebook for Kindle just today. Check it out: 10 Step Plan to Promote Your Book: Online Book Marketing on Any Budget
Congratulations, Scott!!!

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Post by gali » 29 Sep 2015, 23:45

Scott wrote:I have written about 30x as much on this topic of book promotion and released it as an ebook for Kindle just today. Check it out: 10 Step Plan to Promote Your Book: Online Book Marketing on Any Budget
Congratulations and good luck! :)
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Post by donaldzlotnik » 20 Oct 2015, 15:20

Scott! The best advice you gave is: write a VERY GOOD BOOK! The majority of E-Books are trash and I've written a few of them myself! Some so bad, even I refuse to publish them, BUT! The key to writing is to WRITE! Eventually, out of the pile emerges a truly great book. I've published 12 E-book and ten New York publishing house published books. I've played in both sandlots. What I like about E-books is I get to decide on everything from the cover to the layouts and I decide what to cut or leave in my creations.

Editing, re-writing, creating, design and story-editing are all easy tasks for me--the MOST difficult task is breaking "a really good book" through the layers of very poor E-books flooding the E-book market and get the reader to look at them, especially if one writes a saga--a really LONG book (1,000 pages+). Websites that allow authors to post and advertise their books are inundated with posts of book covers and if you notice, rarely does anyone COMMENT on the books. The sites are flooded with AUTHORS and not readers!

The key is separating talented authors from self-aggrandizing egotists. The true storyteller is interested in as many people as possible READING their stories and sharing the joy of the twists and turns and the little verbal pictures hidden throughout the adventure. I have had the pleasure of meeting a number of highly successful authors and not one of them has written a single word FOR money; money comes after good writing. :D

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Post by Divya agarwal » 21 Oct 2015, 08:18

Very informative and acute tips. In fact, i will also like to mention the same for your book '10 Step Plan To Promote Your Book' and advise Indie authors and self pubishers to read and follow it.

Every word of the book reflects your experience in this field and can be of great help to anyone needing it.

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Post by Scott » 21 Oct 2015, 11:47

donaldzlotnik wrote:. I have had the pleasure of meeting a number of highly successful authors and not one of them has written a single word FOR money; money comes after good writing. :D
That's a great point, @donaldzlotik ! :D And thank you for other comments too!

-- 21 Oct 2015 11:47 am --
Divya agarwal wrote:Very informative and acute tips. In fact, i will also like to mention the same for your book '10 Step Plan To Promote Your Book' and advise Indie authors and self pubishers to read and follow it.

Every word of the book reflects your experience in this field and can be of great help to anyone needing it.
Thank you, Divya!
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Post by Gabsmilesmart23 » 31 Oct 2015, 01:21

Thankyou I have found this article helpful and enlightening.:)

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Post by Madhu Sri » 18 Nov 2015, 19:34

Great article. I am in the process of writing a book right now and I think I will use this process.

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Post by TrinityWoods » 24 Nov 2015, 17:24

I really like how you broke it down a bit. I had registered to this website earlier and cannot think of what I named myself and it wasn't that long ago. But I am here now and with the username of the book that I wrote a long time ago. I'm re-writing it and will be sending it in so that it can be reviewed by these wonderful people here on Online book club website. But I just wanted to say that it's great that you are willing to help others figure out how to advertise their book without breaking their wallet in half. I had my book published by a not so great publisher and it didn't sell at all so I'm trying it again and this time on my own without having to pay 600+ Dollars and nothing happens. So thank you Scott.

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Post by Julian Pencilliah » 08 Dec 2015, 04:55

Books reviews are great but they need to be seen by readers. I recommend contacting your local newspaper, it worked for me.

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